Web
Analytics
Report - - Pumice Mines of Lipari - Aeolian Islands, Italy. October 2013 | European and International Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Pumice Mines of Lipari - Aeolian Islands, Italy. October 2013

KooK

Tall & Flexible
28DL Full Member
#1
As part of our Sicilian honeymoon we visited the Aeolian island of Lipari. One day we hired bikes and rode around the entire island, stumbling across the abandoned pumice mines in the north.

Due to the volcanic origins of the islands there is a lot of pumice and obsidian around. The mining of these was a lucrative business, so much so that the pirate Barbossa (Redbeard) plundered the castle to get his hands on some. The mines were an important industry for the inhabitants of Lipari and they exported all over the world. In 2000 the Aeolian Islands were designated a World Heritage site and the mines were closed in 2000 under pressure from UNESCO, although the Pumex Society had their mine confiscated in 2007 after they were found to still be illegally mining.

Good explore with Jenny, although the place was pretty gutted it was interesting walking around somewhere that was completely white or covered in white. Apologies for quality of pictures, was shooting with a 'holiday-proof' tough camera and had no tripod!

Pumex13of18.jpg


Pumex1of18.jpg


Pumex2of18.jpg
Pumex7of18.jpg


Pumex3of18.jpg


Pumex4of18.jpg


Pumex5of18.jpg


Pumex6of18.jpg


Pumex8of18.jpg


Pumex9of18.jpg


Pumex10of18.jpg


Pumex11of18.jpg
Pumex15of18.jpg


Pumex12of18.jpg


Pumex14of18.jpg


Pumex16of18.jpg


Pumex17of18.jpg


Bonus post-explore praying mantis

Pumex18of18.jpg
 

Attachments