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[*] posted on 18-5-2019 at 18:27
Tourist/sightseeing places related to chemistry


Share tourist/sightseeing places related to chemistry here!
Definition of "related to chemistry": it must contain significant amount of chemical species/reaction/phenomenon/mineral(s) which are unusual to see in nature.

Examples:
1. Ijen volcano, Indonesia (blue fire from burning S from the sulphur mine and the largest highly acidic crater lake)
2. Ytterby, Sweden (the village which named 4 elements)




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[*] posted on 18-5-2019 at 18:40


In Wurzburg, Germany, they have the Roentgen museum, where X-rays were discovered. It's just a few rooms in the university- you just walk in and look around. The Alchemy Museum in Prague, on the other hand, is more about pulling in tourist dollars than anything else (it was hilarious to see modern glassware with 24/40 joints in the alchemy display, though).



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[*] posted on 18-5-2019 at 20:03


In Soda Springs, ID, you can see trucks dumping yellow hot liquid CaSiO4 over a cliff. This is a waste product of making phosphorus.



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[*] posted on 19-5-2019 at 01:13


One day I might get round to visiting Strontian- the only place in the UK with an element named after it.
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[*] posted on 21-5-2019 at 11:07


The Griffith Observatory in LA is amazing, it has a large interactive periodic table with some amazing samples, mineral and pure. It has quite a few other chemistry related exhibits, I would recommend looking it up.



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[*] posted on 21-5-2019 at 14:10


Cable Street, London: The site of William Perkin's home lab, where mauveine was first synthesized.








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[*] posted on 21-5-2019 at 14:59


This looks like a fun place to visit:

https://www.environment.no/topics/the-cultural-heritage/worl...

https://www.visitrjukan.com/de/theme/rjukan-and-notodden-on-...

If you get bored with the chemistry behind it, there's always the beauty of the scenery to enjoy.




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[*] posted on 21-5-2019 at 17:14


I visited here a few months ago. It is as spectacular as the photos show.
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Lots going on from a chemistry point of view but unfortunately only lip-service given to it in any of the information provided. (Statements like, "The colours come from iron, chromium, vanadium and sulfur".)




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[*] posted on 21-5-2019 at 22:34


the first picture is surreal, looks like a cartoony chemical/radioactive waste pond, sooo cool j_sum1:D




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[*] posted on 22-5-2019 at 04:39


@jsum so wheres that?



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[*] posted on 22-5-2019 at 05:41


Wai o tapu valley, just south of Rotorua, New Zealand.
Part of a network of geothermally active regions including the Rotorua volcanic region, Okataina supervolcano and Taupo supervolcano with its 40 km diameter caldera.

There is quite a lot going on there.




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[*] posted on 22-5-2019 at 06:36


During a trip to Hawaii with family some years ago I recall some of the vents on the southern side of the big island being just totally encrusted with sometimes quite large sulfur crystals. Very interesting! Obviously does not justify a trip on its own, but was still neat to visit while there.

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[*] posted on 22-5-2019 at 12:05


So volcanic areas are very interesting to anorganic interested chemists?
Historical places where something happened/was done are probably the only thing left specifically of interest for the organic chemist?
Good that I live in the country where organic chemistry was invented, sadly that many of these places don't exist anymore "thanks" to the bombings :(

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[*] posted on 31-5-2019 at 03:38


Alchemists gate, rome
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[*] posted on 31-5-2019 at 07:10


Quote: Originally posted by yobbo II  
Alchemists gate, rome


Living in Rome and never having heard of it, ops
But it doesn't follow the definition fusso gave for "chemistry related"





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[*] posted on 2-6-2019 at 17:52



It's there or there abouts !?
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