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Røros is a mining town in Central Norway, located in a mountain area near the border to Sweden.

The only reason for founding a town in this place was the fact copper was found in the area, and Røros Copper Mining Company was founded 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…

I’m starting this small series of images telling the story of Røros today, with the special architecture dating back often a hundred and more years.

Today’s image is from the outskirts of the town, showing some more resent residential houses in a quiet little street overlooking the centre of Røros. Inside the houses are quite modern, but the owners are not allowed to do anything on the outside except painting!

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