Google may be secretly trying to destroy the world with carbon emissions. In theory, Google Street View enables us all to visit places we’d never otherwise access from the low-carbon comfort of our own homes. But, in reality, most of these tours — including this new one of Poland’s Wieliczka Salt Mine — seems designed to make everyone who sees them buy a plane ticket IMMEDIATELY to fly halfway around the world.

Because, really, how can you see this mine — with its chandeliers made of salt, its replica of the Last Supper, carved into a wall of rock salt, and its Virgin Mary, also made of salt — and not want to go there as soon as possible?


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The mine was in operations for centuries and has been a tourist destination since the 1400s. The first visitor’s book was begun in 1775. You can also get subterranotherapy — “treatment services in the underground mining chambers with the use of a unique micro-climate: an air free of pollution and allergens, rich in micronutrients, with a constant temperature, high humidity, and free from harmful radiation.”

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Sadly, that high humidity is also slowly dissolving all the magical sculptures, so if you want to see them for yourself, you should buy a plane ticket soon!

Agh, see what I mean? ::shakes fist at Google::