WONDERS OF AN UNDERGROUND WORLD (Feb, 1909)
The Wieliczka Salt Mine looks pretty amazing.
WONDERS OF AN UNDERGROUND WORLD
By BERLIN CORRESPONDENT
TECHNICAL WORLD MAGAZINE
WELL known to European tourists but passed by most globe trotters —who in their hurried journey across seas and continents, have no time to bestow on anything outside of the beaten tracks—are the salt mines of Wieliczka, Galicia, whose origin is lost in the darkness of the times, while their history is traced to about 1000 A. D. After being temporarily abandoned as a consequence of Tartar incursions and the resulting depopulation and impoverishment of the country, they were restored during the reign of Boleslas by immigrating Hungarian miners.
Englishman Wins Fame for Quaint Wood Carvings (May, 1929)
What is going on with these images? It looks like some of the sculptures and some of the arms are just drawn in, or at least outlined. It’s kind of disconcerting.
Englishman Wins Fame for Quaint Wood Carvings
Tom Charman of Godshill, England, “made a better mousetrap” than his neighbors and consequently the whole world is beating a path to his door. His quaint wood carvings have attracted so much attention from European artists that an exhibition of his statuettes is soon to be held in London. He lives in an unpretentious hut and secures the materials for his carvings by picking up tree branches and odd pieces of wood from a forest near his home.
Brick Lion Guards City Hall (Mar, 1930)
While it does have that whole Minecraft/8-bit look about it, that is a pretty terrible rendition of a lion.
Brick Lion Guards City Hall
AN INTERESTING illustration of what can be done with common, ordinary brick is demonstrated by the modernistic lion that guards the door to the City Hall in Ruestringer, Germany. Several thousands of brick were required to make this figure which is an integral part of the structure. The irregular spacings provided the greatest difficulty but were overcome by a miniature scale model. This is but one example of the many uses to which brick are being put.