Colombia – MIne shaft in the interior of the Catedral de Sal in Zipaquira.

Colombia - MIne shaft in the interior of the Catedral de Sal in Zipaquira.

Photo shows an old mine shaft in the interior of the Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá or the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. It is attractively lit by LEDs. The town of Zipaquirá is located about 49 kilometres north of the Capital city of Bogota, at an altitude of 2652 metres above sea level on the Andes Mountains, in the department of Cundinamarca, in the South America country of Colombia. The church is located several feet below the surface of the earth, in an old Halite salt mine. The mines have been excavated from pre-Colombian times by the Muisca people going back to the 5th Century BC. The new Cathedral, built about 200 feet below the older one, was completed in 1995. It is a popular tourist and pilgrimage destination. Photo shot in the horizontal format with the camera on a tripod and a slow shutter speed, using just ambient lighting. No people. Copy space. © Mano Chandra Dhas

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