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Michael Bajko

Mortalitate Saltu, Dinornithidae, Abalone Haliotidae

Markus Altendorff

Remains of a Bygone Era

Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria, Germany

September 29, 2013, 18:32 @ UTC+1+DST

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© 2013 Markus Altendorff, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

Mortality: figuratively it affects companies and professions as much as persons.

You are standing in front of the "Schaustollen" (tunnel exhibit) at the twin town of Sulzbach-Rosenberg, one of the reminders of a time when Rosenberg was known around the world for its steel and rails. With iron ore not being a renewable resource, the mine was closed down in 1974. The steel mill struggled on and finally “died” in September 2002.

The steel mill and the mine dominated the region for more than a century, so it’s no surprise there are local societies dedicated to preserving the memory of this cultural heritage, and that is how this tiny open-air museum came to be.

From left to right:
  • this rusty gondola once was used to transport the ore on a ropeway across the town to the steel mill.
  • Example of a mine entrance and support structure
  • cross-section with mine train
  • door in the background: entrance to the tunnel itself

Location

Europe / Germany

Lat: 49° 29' 41.76" N
Long: 11° 45' 25.05" E

Elevation: 400 m

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

  • Vivanco tripod, self-made L-bracket, Sigma 8mm fisheye with Nikon bayonet and adapter ring on Canon EOS 500D body.
  • Chromatic aberration fixed and raw conversion with Photoshop CS5
  • bracketed +/-2 shots combined with Bracketeer
  • stitched with PTgui 9
  • touch-up in Photoshop CS5
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