Photographer's Note

Streets of Røros [7]

Looking at my resent series of architectural images from the older parts of Røros, I discover something of a weakness since I never included even a pictorial hint why the town was established in the first place… The mine!

To make things right I hereby add another image to the series, showing that the mine actually is in the middle of the town only separated by a small river.

A closer shot of the mine is included in workshop.


Røros is a former mining town in Central Norway, located in a mountain area not far from the border to Sweden. The old town has maintained much of its original character, including a street plan dating from the 17th century, and timber houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The only reason for founding a town in this place was the fact copper was discovered in the area, and Røros Copper Mining Company was established in 1644. The company was operative for 333 years, until closure in 1977.

Røros has been on the UN World Heritage List since 1980, and today the place is more or less a living museum…

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