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Old Posted Apr 19, 2020, 4:12 PM
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hkskyline's 2018 in Roros, Norway

Roros is located 628m above sea level and is full of wood buildings. Copper works were established in 1644 and the town became an important mining centre in the country until the mine closed in 1977. Production at the copper mine continued 24 hours a day except a break during the summer when the workers are back on their farms. The town centre with its wooden buildings are protected and it is a pleasant stroll.











































At the end of the old mine's walking tour, you will reach Sleggveien, a street of lowrises houses where labourers, craftsmen, and other townsfolk lived. Some of these houses are open to give a gimpse of how life was like during the mining era.











The houses get a bit nicer further down along Flanderborg.











More photos of my Norway road trip here : https://www.globalphotos.org/norway.htm
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2020, 6:10 PM
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Beautiful, never heard about this wooden town before!
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I love the old log homes. Great job shooting a very interesting place.
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Never heard of this place until I clicked on this thread.

Looking at it on Google maps, it sure is out in the middle of nowhere!

Nice pics.
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Wow, this place looks like the Norwegian version of Eckley Miner's Village.
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Crazy! Funnily enough it reminds me of nothing so much as those ghost mining towns in the Sierra Nevada.
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2020, 10:18 AM
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Thanks for your comments.

Built in 1784 and able to house up to 2000 people, the church is unique as it had a dual role of both spiritual satisfaction as well as enforcing the state's authority. Seating was segregated by rank and position, with the upper classes seated in private boxes with curtains. Prayers hinted discipline and submission to the mining company.





















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Thanks for a look at a unique destination, when I think of mining towns this would not have been my preconception!
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Thanks for a look at a unique destination, when I think of mining towns this would not have been my preconception!
I originally didn't intend to visit but had an extra free day in Trondheim because of good weather. It was a pleasant surprise!
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