Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The 'Door to Hell'

The 'Door to Hell' is a fire that burns in barren wilderness of the Turkmenistan desert.  A sink hole was created when a drilling rig collapsed. Dangerous methane gas was released and it was decided that the best course of action was to set it on fire to rid the area of the gas.  But the gas reserve was far larger than they estimated and, over forty years later, it is still burning.  Read in more detail here.

courtesy John Bradley

Image by John Bradley, accessed at on 13/08/13.


Petrina said...


You dig up some amazing stuff :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing. J

Deb said...

You'd think I'd have more to do with my time, wouldn't you? I've got to start working on a to-do list.

Deb said...

Yep. The photos are breathtaking.