Friday, 12 February 2016

Røros Mining Town and the Circumference

I have a cousin that lives in Norway. She gets married this year but unfortunately I can't go to the wedding... My cousins are the only friends that I still have from my childhood and that's why I would love to be present in this important moment of her life, but that's the way life is... Maybe I can visit her one day in Norway! This postcard wasn't sent by her but she already sent me lots of nice cards and I'm sure she'll send more!

 This postcard was sent by Cathrine

Røros Mining Town and the Circumference is linked to the copper mines, established in the 17th century and exploited for 333 years until 1977. The site comprises the Town and its industrial-rural cultural landscapes; Femundshytta, a smelter with its associated area; and the Winter Transport Route. Completely rebuilt after its destruction by Swedish troops in 1679, Røros contains about 2000 wooden one- and two-storey houses and a smelting house. Many of these buildings have preserved their blackened wooden façades, giving the town a medieval appearance. Surrounded by a buffer zone, coincident with the area of privileges (the Circumference) granted to the mining enterprise by the Danish-Norwegian Crown (1646), the property illustrates the establishment and flourishing of a lasting culture based on copper mining in a remote region with a harsh climate. - in:

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