Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mining World Ridnaun Schneeberg

Yesterday's pics were taken in the
South Tyrol Museum of Mining - Mining World Ridnaun Schneeberg / Monteneve.

The old mine was closed definitevely 1985
 and
1993 the mine was re-opened as a Museum.

The Sign of the mine.




A guide explains the history of the mine





















If interested you can get more informations about this mine on wikipedia (in German language only), but you can easily translate the page with an online translator.

12 comments:

Stuart said...

Well you certainly "mined" this site well... for photos of rust! It looks like a wonderful museum in a beautiful site.

Halcyon said...

I would love to visit this museum. There is something fascinating about living/working underground.

Revrunner said...

Reminds me greatly of some of our mines in the desert southwest.

Sharon Anck said...

That would be an interesting tour. You got some great photos here.

Taken For Granted said...

Enjoyed seeing your photos of this old mine. It was hard, dirty, dangerous work to mine minerals from the ground. Would like to see this museum, but doubt I could photograph it any better than you did.

William Kendall said...

That's a great use for the old mine. I really like the surroundings.

VP said...

A place I would really like to visit...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent series of shots Karl, would be fascinating to visit.. being claustrophobic I can't even imagine what it would have been like to work down in these mines.

Lowell said...

This is a very interesting post. I'm impressed by the good condition of the mine equipment and I think it's wonderful it was made into a museum. Mining is extremely hard work. Your photos remind me of some of the old abandoned mines in the mountains of Colorado where our eldest daughter works. In fact, I wrote a poem about "The Ghosts of Mine Shaft #9" which you can read here:

http://jacobsconfectionary.blogspot.com/2008/04/ghosts-of-mine-shaft-9.html

cieldequimper said...

Das würde mich unheimlich interessieren. Seit ich Bergwerke in Wales und Nordfrankreich besichtigt habe bin ich ein Fan geworden! Sehr schöne Fotos!

José Mendonça said...

Both this and the previous post are wonderful. What a great selection of rust!

Dina said...

I'd love to visit this mine. Meanwhile, thanks for the many photos.
We owe brave miners a lot of thanks. Funny, that building that says Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.

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