Photographer's Note

We are standing on stone walls, high above small town of Ston in south -east Croatia.
Behind town are salt basins, still in use.
The mining of salt through evaporation pools is a very old process; we were already doing it while still out there hunting and gathering our food, way back when. The process is simple; you fill a basin with a thin layer of sea water, let the sun evaporate the water, and you can shovel the mineral salt out. Salt, of course, brings out the flavor in food, or can help preserve it by drying it.

Salt was quite a commodity in the old days. In fact, ‘salary’ derives from the word salt. Apparently Roman soldiers were paid in salt; salt money, which translates into ‘salarium’.

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