Friday, 21 May 2010

Bench of the Week, Norway, Røros




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History
Røros municipality has been used by the South Sami people for reindeer herding up until today. Known for its copper mines, Røros is one of Norway's two nationally significant mining towns with activity starting in the 17th century (the other one being the "silver-town" Kongsberg, see Kongsberg Silver Mines).

Røros was burned to the ground in 1678 and 1679 by the Swedish Army during the Scanian War.


Røros and its people were made famous to Norwegians at the turn of the 20th century by semi-fictional author Johan Falkberget, who told the story of the mining community from the perspective of the hard-tested miners at the bottom of the social ladder.

With its authentic wooden buildings, Røros was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1980.


More benches in Røros!



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RuneE of Visual Norway
began this informal meme on "Bench of the Week". Please visit his site for other participants. PERBS has a whole site dedicated to benches called "For the Love of Benches", which is going on for two years and every day she posts a new bench.Her friend Malyss. has shown more than 600 benches on a site called "benchesonmyway".

12 comments:

RuneE said...

I feel a bit ashamed that I haven't been to Røros, which is one of our most important cultural heritages.

All the the more kudos to you - and not to mention the benches :-)

Vicki Lane said...

I'll hope to see more about Norway in a future post! Fascinating!

Jingle said...

awesome perspective,
I am proud of your reflections.

Etje said...

Hier mag je foto's over blijven posten hoor

Janice Thomson said...

I enjoy coming here to learn the history of far-away places - let's share a cup of tea on one of those benches....

Arkansas Patti said...

Such a view. I would love to sit on that bench and take it in. Thanks again for taking a States trapped person on tour with you. Wish I could see in person but this is second best.

Cloudia said...

I love your Polders!!!



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Anya said...

Konden we maar op zo'n bankje samen koffie drinken :))
Fijn pinksterweekend ....

groetjes Anya :)

Etje said...

Kom je een fijne zonnige maandag wensen

Marja said...

Oh great pictures. I would love to visit Norway one day

Barbara Martin said...

These are wonderful photos of the location, and those benches would be lovely to sit at to have a bite to eat or just to rest awhile.

Malyss said...

Only wooden benches! they perfectly match with the surroundings! they are simple but put in lovely places..