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Sasyk Sivash - The Largest Salt Lake In The Crimea E-mail
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Lake Sasyk Siwash – is the largest lake and salt lake in the Crimea, Ukraine, near the city of Yevpatoria. The lake is very shallow, its average depth is 0.5 m and the maximum – 1.2 m. It was established salt mining like pink sea, which is very much appreciated in the West. How to extract the salt, look on.

Sasyk Sivash - The Largest Salt Lake In The Crimea

Once upon a time, this place was a shallow bay. But years later, under the influence of wind and frequent winter storms, formed sandbank, to divide the sea from the Gulf, which led to the formation of the salt lake Sasyk Sivash. The unique characteristics of the lake hidden at the bottom, which is a therapeutic mud and contains many useful trace elements that give the “grown” are salts such valuable properties. One of the most notable and minerals that make up the local salt is beta-carotene, it gives such an unusual shade of pink, and provides a high level of life of the human body.

The superseded dynasty of khans Gera in Soviet times, they decide to raise production to a new level and built here the whole production complex, called Solpromom. But they enough to ensure a quality product is not only in country’s or near abroad, but also of the European consumers.

Production of salt starts at winter to fill the special preparatory pools with sea water. Its held a series of purification, is gaining in density and becomes a salt solution or brine. Then, already prepared brine is pumped into the main production with pool, in the summer under the influence of the scorching sun and strong wind the water will evaporate, and the bottom is formed the same reddish salt layer with a thickness of 4 to 12 centimeters.


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The Peaceful Borders Between Countries In Europe E-mail
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Since the Schengen Agreement of 1985, gradually they have been erased restrictions on mobility between countries in Europe. Photographer based in the Netherlands Valerio Vincenzo decided to document this change in his series “Borderline, Frontiers of Peace”.

The Peaceful Borders Between Countries In Europe

A project that is especially poignant today, as the EU struggles with the crisis of immigrants.

“With help of GPS and detailed maps, have made many trips along these dividing lines ‘erased’, intended to capture the essence of these now peaceful crosses “ ,

Vincenzo writes. ” Although sometimes these images have been taken thousands of kilometers away from each other, they all provide images that are far from the stereotype that we tend to associate with the notion of border. What is a border anyway? “

in 2012, the European Union won the Nobel prize peace “for more than six decades have contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.” Can we make peace to be lasting?


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