Jeans & Salt Mine

Hallo an alle!  (German)

I took two years of German in high school…can’t say I remember much since that was…oh my gosh!  34 years ago!  WHAT??

Anyhow, I was going to say (before I had to double-check my math) that the only German phrase I remember is “Ich bin hungrig!”  It means, I am hungry!   Some things never change…

It’s almost weekend, and you know what that means ~ Jeans!

Jacket: Ann Taylor  Jeans: 7 for All Mankind   Shoes: Boutique 9   Bag: Chanel

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Added to our bucket list…..

Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little known outside Eastern Europe. For centuries, miners have extracted salt there, but left behind things quite magnificent and unique.  Take a look at the  most unusual salt mine in the world.

From the outside, Wieliczka Salt Mine doesn’t look extraordinary. However, over two hundred meters below ground it holds an astonishing secret. This is the salt mine that became an art gallery, cathedral and underground lake.

Situated in the Krakow area, Wieliczka is a small town of close to twenty thousand inhabitants. It was founded in the twelfth century by a local Duke to mine the rich deposits of salt that lie beneath. Until 1996 it did just that but the generations of miners did more than just extract. They left behind them a breathtaking record of their time underground in the shape of statues of mythic, historical and religious figures.
They even created their own chapels in which to pray.
Perhaps their most astonishing legacy is the huge underground cathedral they left behind for posterity.
Amazingly, even the chandeliers in the cathedral are made of  salt.
The religious carvings are, in reality, what draw many visitors to this mine.
Not all the statues have a religious or symbolic imagery attached to them.  Here you can see their take on the legend of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
To cap it all there is even an underground lake, lit by subdued electricity and candles.
I’d like to thank my friend for introducing me to this extraordinary place of human ingenuity.
Have a great weekend!


59 thoughts on “Jeans & Salt Mine

  1. I AM OBSESSED with this outfit! Your style is amazing! The bag, white jeans, blazer, with the pearls is perfect! I want to be as stylish mama like you!

  2. I took two years of German in college, and am pretty sure I’m only prepared to ask the location of the loo if I should ever find myself in Germany :p I love your sleek style – and ability to wear white pants. I have never been able to make it out of the house and into the car without messing up white bottoms.

  3. What a great look for a Friday — really do love the thin splash of color at the belt! That salt mine? WOWZERS! Thanks for sharing that — a fun wander on a saturday morning, without having to leave the comfort of my cushy chair!

  4. Okay that is just amazing. I am adding it to my life list too.

    Love the white jeans, you always make jeans look so chic. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I took two years of German, too – in middle school. I can say Ich essen ein ei (I eat one egg). That and danke is about the extent of my German.

    The red belt really makes this outfit something special. It would a great look without it, but that little pop of color takes it up a notch.

    Cool salt mine photos. Thank you for sharing!
    xo, A

    • Haha…funny that we remember phrases about food but not much else.
      The red belt was a last minute addition….I think it looks better with it, too.
      Have a terrific weekend Adrienne!

  6. Guten Morgen! I took German in high school too but I remember very little of it today. I do remember that our teacher spent as much time teaching us about the culture as he did the language and that that’s the part I enjoyed the most.

    Great outfit! I love the white jeans and the jacket.

    The salt mine is absolutely amazing! I’ll definitely have to add that to my list of places to see someday.

    • Oh, I remember “Guten Morgen!” I got to know some exchange students from Germany my Junior year…they were so fluent in English! I had a chance to go to Germany the following year…wish I had. I was too scared. Missed opportunity. 😦
      My bucket list is getting very long!

  7. Extraordinary place in Poland. What a treasure! We never know what lies beneath, do we? Travel and learning about other people’s cities and history captivate me.
    It’s great to see the white jeans coming out! You look lovely and the red belt is a great pop. Well done!

  8. Jeannie, you are killing me with this outfit, I love every bit of it! I am a huge Chanel fan so my eyes went straight to the bag, I will confess! Thank you so much for joining the scarf post this week and hope you will join us for June, Chic Traveling Outfit. Well, you could just use this picture it is so good! XO, Jill

    • Wow! Thanks Jill!
      I, too, am a big fan of Chanel! It’s hard to justify the price as they seem to increase every time you turn around…but it’s just so timeless!
      I will definitely join you in June! Have a super weekend Jill!

  9. Great outfit, ma chere with nice styling. The salt mines are fascinating–thanks for sharing the information about them. : ) ~~Bliss

  10. Good thing you put that belt on otherwise you would have been in black and white!
    And I might not have recognised you!! 🙂
    Looking fabulous as always.

  11. I love the jacket you’re wearing and I am determined to try on a pair of this brand of jean…as I’ve always heard great things about it. A couple of years ago, my husband and I toured a salt mine in Kansas, 600 feet below the Great Plains. It was interested and old film costumes were stored there–interesting to see, but nothing like the gorgeous carvings in this salt mine. It would indeed be worth seeing.

    • Hi Terri!
      They’re my go to brand for jeans…they just seem to fit better than others. Joe’s jeans fit well, too.
      I was blown away by the photos…it would be so wonderful to see it in real life!

  12. Just now catching up on a few of your latest blog posts. You’ve worn some really nice outfits these past days. Love today’s outfit with the white jeans. I’m partial to those because they go with so many things and can be dressed up or down. You look beautiful and classy as always.
    Those salt mines are incredible!

  13. Hi Jeannie, now your outfit is beautiful, I love it. I always like the way you combine colors, especially white and black, but now the color of the jacket and belt get a beautiful set. The jacket is superb, with a pattern that I love. And today stressed the collar gives a special touch. Excellent suggestion. I see your hair different?
    Photos from Salt Mine are very nice.

    • Hello Josep!
      Haha, the hair is messed up from the wind.
      I’m quite fond of this jacket as well, but then again, I love blazers/jackets…all different shapes & colors!

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