January 22, 2008

Mining Town of Røros, Norway

mining town, roros, norwayFrom Røros - Sleggvegen
Photo by randihausken on Flickr

According to UNESCO World Heritage site:

"The history of Røros, which stands in a mountainous setting, is linked to the copper mines: they were developed in the 17th century and exploited for 333 years until 1977. Completely rebuilt after its destruction by Swedish troops in 1679, the city has some 80 wooden houses, most of them standing around courtyards. Many retain their dark pitch-log facades, giving the town a medieval appearance."

You can read more about Røros at Riksantikvaren.

It's interesting the things you learn when you spend time on Flickr.