Underground Tundra

salt cathedral
Over the weekend, I learned of a man-made salt cave in my area and got absorbed in research. When I came across this image, I was rendered speechless. You are seeing the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, 200 meters underground in Colombia.

The alkaline floors resemble small snowdrifts across the tundra, while the luminescence of the northern lights paints the walls. All the while, the familiar orange glow of salt beckons visitors to venture deeper into the cavern, promising a feeling of peace and serenity to all who enter.

Many thanks to Tijs Zwinkels for posting his amazing photo under creative commons.

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