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France Trou de tess, France - 2018

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Was  reminded that I didn't posted anything yet so, here's a post of a recent visit to this mine. This one is not the safest one :-) . Some parts are  already collapsed.

There are several levels but the lower did we skip. Heard that the air quality is not the best there and we didn't bring the rope ladder .

Was nice  to explore. Hope you enjoy looking at this.

 

 

 

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Tnx chaps. .its all lit with a few flashlights. One for the foreground. And another for the far end. For soe reason no bats found  here.

 

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Really nice set of pics. Captured very well and great lighting!

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