Thursday, June 22, 2006

COOBER PEDY .. Photos of my travels

Coober Pedy (see location map below) is an Opal mining town, and because of the extreme temperatures the miners make their homes underground. The living areas are extended as the miners mine further into the earth and transform the mined areas into homes, churches, shops etc. It really is an underground town.
The photos do not do it justice, they are just glorious and an amazing sight to behold.

Opal Mines. It just all looks like piles of rubble, on a barron red dessert expanse.

Entrance to Opal mine, and underground home.
(Were Alan bought me a beautifull Opal Pendant. )

The entrance to the mine

Underground home, the temperatures inside stay a comfortable 22 - 25°C

The photos do not show the textures or colors of the walls, but believe me when I say it is just glorious.


You realise time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special


Blogger Peter said...

Great photos Jan, it's a different world out there isn't it.

June 23, 2006 12:19 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ Nice t see another couple of posts. Travel posts are good, especally with photos, and it must be like reliving the trips. I liked your little quote. Thanks for sharing that with us.
Take care, Merle.

June 24, 2006 12:56 am  

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