Worth It’s Salt!

Sea salt production in Taiwan goes back hundreds of years. Surrounded by the oceans and with plenty of sunshine, the plains on the west coast offered suitable conditions. During the Japanese occupation in the first half of the 20th century and after World War II Taiwan was a major salt producer. From the 1980s on production gradually declined as salt farmers found it difficult to compete with cheap imports. Today only a few salt fields remain, mostly for educational and historical purposes.

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The corrosive effect of salt creates some interesting textures on the vintage salt mining equipment.

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Posted in Weekly Challenge: Textures

 

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7 Responses to Worth It’s Salt!

  1. Pingback: Texture: Wall | What's (in) the picture?

  2. Fascinating series of photos!

    Like

  3. Irene says:

    Interesting post and great shots. 😊

    Like

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