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France Mine des abris november 2018

teddybear

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It's been a long time that I posted something here. Missing the time for the editing of the photo's. This  was my last explore and it was an underground adventure with the same partner of all the underground explores. It's was an iron mine that closed several decades ago like many others in that neighbourhood.It was a nice walk to find an entrance (not the main entrance ). It was inside warmer than outside.

This time only one level explored but probably there are more entry's because there was also some kind of elevator (not found thou but other explorer did). There were a lot of collapses places. All the timber was parished  and the metal well rusted. Also some cracks in the ceiling. Nice that there were some painted street names on the wall (some in German, other in French). There was every ware since of life ( fungi's, in white and yellow). Animal bones, one bat and animal excrements that turned in something fluffy by the fungi that were  growing on that). For the rest the mine was well stripped of almost all the rails and cables.

But never the less, a nice trip.

1 it's going to be a bumpy ride

IMG_3050 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

2  hold on to the railing

IMG_3048-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

3 end of the line

IMG_3045-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

4 big pulley (fisheye)

IMG_3041-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

5 tunnel of fungi life in white and yellow

IMG_3037-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

6 that cart didn't make it out

IMG_3034 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

7 stack 'm up

IMG_3031 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

8 light in the" pouderie"

IMG_3026-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

9 the main tunnel

IMG_3009-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

10 iron bows

IMG_3014 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

10 dancing on the ceiling

IMG_3018-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr

 

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Some really nice shots there mate, thanks for taking the time to post up your report (y)  

 
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Tnx, Lightning is done with 2 or 3 flashlights with more or less the same color temperature. Strange to see so much collapses after only a few decades. The grey stuff on the ground  was like bad cement with to much sand in it. .

 

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Tnx, Lightning is done with 2 or 3 flashlights with more or less the same color temperature. Strange to see so much collapses after only a few decades. The grey stuff on the ground  was like bad cement with to much sand in it. .
Very nice, cant beat a bit of light painting underground :)

 

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Some really interesting tunnel sections down there, very nice job

 

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That's a quality report mate. Some outstanding pictures and it's a nice looking mine too!

 
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