2010-05-13

opencast mine

Evening panorama

As indicated in the previous photo, I was surprised to step out of miles of forest to see this vista. In fact, looking up the location on Google maps, I am even more surprised. At the time of the Google satellite pictures, the valley was still being mined. The other surprise is that I was unknowingly standing on the frontier. The viewing platform is German, but all the valley is French.

13 comments:

  1. Good I am now satisfied, the view is worth the walk. Interesting that the hole is flooded to make a lake.

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  2. Really nice when they do this with abandoned mines. Looks fairytaley ....

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  3. View is really great, they should do the same here - so many abondoned mines around!

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  4. wow, that's really stunning!
    no wonder you have to be on that platform.
    even the rays of the sun was shining perfectly! that's a magnificent panoramic view. ^0^

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  5. Wow! Beautiful image. Worth the walk to the platform.

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  6. Wow. A very beautiful sight.

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful place.

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