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New Batman Movie May be Filmed in Transylvania’s Salina Turda Salt Mine

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 11, 2011 @ 11:29 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | 2 Comments


Originally exploited by the Romans, the Salina Turda Salt Mine’s history dates back to at least the middle of the 13th century. And even as a mine, it was a fairly sustainable operation [8] given that no mechanical devices were ever used to cut the salt clods harvested, nor were dynamites exploded. After a series of takeovers, the mine was shut down, but opened again as a tourism destination in 1992.

This is an excellent site for Nolan – not just because it’s a cool set in itself that needs very little intervention – but also because it has a stable microclimate [9]. Temperatures remain steady at between 11 and 12 degrees Celsius, though at 75-80%, humidity levels are usually pretty high. And we couldn’t help but notice that the cave is in Transylvania, a cozy spot for bloodsucking vampires. With his new green cape, Batman is sure to prevail.

Via Dark Horizons [10]

images via borteschristian [11]

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[1] The Dark Knight Rises Rumors site: http://www.darkknightrisesrumors.com/

[2] adaptive re-use projects: http://inhabitat.com/tag/adaptive-reuse/

[3] Salina Turda Salt Mine: http://www.salinaturda.eu/index.php?lang=en

[4] futuristic lighting: http://inhabitat.com/tianjin-eco-city-is-a-futuristic-green-landscape-for-350000-residents/

[5] enigmatic salt mine: http://inhabitat.com/deserted-uk-tin-mine-transformed-into-1-4mw-solar-power-plant/

[6]  : http://inhabitat.com/new-batman-movie-may-be-filmed-in-transylvanias-salina-turda-salt-mine/salina-turday-salt-mine-batman-14/?extend=1

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/09/salina-turday-salt-mine-batman-14.jpg

[8] sustainable operation: http://inhabitat.com/north-chilean-mines-will-soon-be-powered-by-the-sun/

[9] has a stable microclimate: http://inhabitat.com/3d-printed-sand-pods-create-cooling-microclimates/

[10] Dark Horizons: http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/19158/-dark-knight-rises-in-bucharest

[11] borteschristian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bortescristian/4539100474/sizes/l/in/photostream/

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