Life in a hole
• Living in a hole
French photographer Antoine Bru (Antoine Bruy) photographed the town of Coober Pedy in South Australia and its inhabitants. To hide from the extreme heat, they live mostly underground.
Coober Pedy - a sun-drenched city, better known as the "opal capital of the world." In summer, during the day, the temperature may exceed +40 ° C, while the night falls to +20 ° C, together arid makes the city very uncomfortable for life. Its very name is translated from the Australian Aboriginal language as a "white man's burrow". gemstone deposits were first discovered here in 1915, and its production is the main source of income for local residents. Bru admits to being amazed "surreal landscape" of the city. Many miners worked here 1970-1990h, but today in Coober Pedy have less than 100 workers. They work mainly in winter, when temperatures are not as extreme.