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The grotto of Joseph Pilsudski in salt mine in Wieliczka.
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In a that pantry, the monument of Marshal of Poland Jozef Pilsudski,(See WS) that was executed in a salt block through a miner-sculptor Stanislav Anio³an in 1997 Monument was set on the souvenir of visit laid down that in a mine in Wieliczka Creator of Polish Legions, stands in her overhead part, Chief gentlemen of Polish in day 20 October 1919

A that pantry arose up in the first half of XIX of century as a result of exploitation of two blocks of green salt, that were neighbours with itself. In the years of thirtieth of XIX of century two nearby pantries were coupled with itself 10 metres tunnel. Austrians that in those years created a tourist route lined up in a pantry a wooden stair and platform, and inundated the bottom of on-the-road pantry saline solution. Created it possibility of improvement of visit of mine about journeys by rafts a tunnel connecting both pantries. During a ferriage visitant, such, that flows a raft the sounds of orchestra also shows of artificial accompanied lights. This idyl lasted to year of 1915, when in the course of the passage raft of the group of Prussian soldiers reached a unfortunate event. Raft became trans-shipped, and in the course of the passage was overturn by bottom to the mountain. Though the contents salts in the salted bread roll causes, that man does float in such suspension and not tone, in that case of 7 soldiers died, when did not have the chances of extraction from under the overthrown of raft.

On the bottom of chamber on attention deserves the figure descending with XIX patron century of drowning men st. Jan Nepomucen' and the wooden encapsulation, named basket.

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Additional Photos by Aleksander Gruszecki (Graal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9418 W: 257 N: 3084] (103040)
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