Open lidless eye
Updated: Feb 22
Quite famous among photographers is the abandoned mine of the same alien color near Tsar Asen.
Much less known is this mine, which I will present to you today.
This is the Medet mine, which you can see in case you are take on the road Zlatitsa - Panagyuriski kolonii.
The mine began to be developed more than half a century ago - back in 1964.
The years go by and the hill is diligently and gradually dug up, until it inexorably turns into a deep crater, which the poisonous blue-green and turquoise water slowly fills and turns into this open / poisoned sinister eye, in the middle of the mountain.
Medet was once the largest open-pit copper mine in Europe and the third largest in the world. Then, in Panagyurishte, for the first time on the planet, open mining and enrichment of ores with a copper content of less than 0.4% was undertaken - something that over time has become a technology.
The mine has not been used for a long time, but the place looks like an exotic post card - because of the copper oxides in the sediment at the bottom, the water is colored turquoise blue.
Properly arranged concentric "terraces", shaped like rows in a theater and waiting for the spectators of the grotesque performance - a human drama with elements of slow and painful horror!
But it's beautiful ....
In his own way ...
And somehow not from this planet.