Sasyk Sivash - The Largest Salt Lake In The Crimea
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.
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The superseded dynasty of khans Gera in Soviet times, they decide to raise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.
The Peaceful Borders Between Countries In Europe
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”.
A project that is especially poignant today, as the EU struggles with the crisis
“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
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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