Monday, January 18, 2010

potosi, bolivia

did a tour of the old silver mines in potosi, bolivia. all of its silver long gone, miners still make a living there today chipping (and dinamiting) away at its rock walls to extract whatever minerals are leftover. the mines are poorly ventilated, if at all. a lady in my tour group lost her shit twenty minutes in and wanted to leave because she couldn't breathe. awful and eye-opening.

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