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The upside of a salt mine

Do you know what Picasso said when he looked at my drawings in 1939? “You’re crazy, Brassai. You have a gold mine and you spend your time exploiting a salt mine!” The salt mine was – naturally – photography! 

Brassai, dialogue with Photography by Paul Hill

For all Picasso’s cheeky sarcasm, the salt did Brassai no harm.

It is also clear that Picasso did not appreciate the importance of salt to humans, its impressive history and the size of the industry: worldwide production of salt is over 200 million tons.

Heading to the upside!

Last year, I visited a fascinating salt mine in Hallstatt, Austria; still operational, and dating back to 5000BC.

The bright side of salt
The historic side of salt
The technical side of salt
The “looking down on others” side of salt
An exhilarating viewpoint!

It’s time for a weekly quotation-inspired image.

If the quote inspires a pictorial or wordy post from you, do feel free to link in or to pop your URL in the comments.


Copyright Debbie Smyth,  17 April 2019

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