Saturday 30 September 2017

Aerial Photographs of Coal Mining Pit

According to the Bernhard Lang, a Germany-based photographer and an author of this series, these aerial photographs portrays the biggest opencast coal mining pit in Germany. “It is one of the largest man-made holes in the world, at nearly 1,500 feet deep, and currently covers almost 35 square kilometres. Everything at the mine is at a giant scale: The machines inside, scooping out coal and moving around sand and dirt, are each the height of 30-story office buildings and twice as long as soccer fields.”, says Lang.

The view is astounding and, at the same time, terrifying. It’s really hard to imagine the scale of such coal mining pits and machines operating here.

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