A Salt Mine in Romania

The maddest location I was commissioned to shoot this year?

Unquestionably the Salina Turda Salt Mine in the Durga-Valea Sarata area of Romania.

This ex salt mine is now randomly a leisure park including underground lake with rowing boats, bowling alley and concert hall.

A 1km tunnel takes you to an elevator that drops you down into the largest cavern I’ve ever seen. Big enough to house a full size ferris wheel.

At one point my assistant and I climbed onto wooden planks positioned 112metres directly above the black boating lake, the walls of this vertical cavern had the most astonishing salt patterns.

Weird and wonderful.

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