We’re back and where to begin – I really don’t know. I think the best way is to describe it all is as it happened.
A good night’s sleep and then off to Røros – a little mining town (for copper 1644 – 1977)
It was snowing lightly when we arrived and the stalls were setting up.
The buildings were beautiful.
“The modern-day inhabitants of Røros still work and live in the characteristic 17th and 18th century buildings which have led to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Røros has about 80 wooden houses, most of them standing around courtyards. Many retain their dark pitch-log facades, giving the town a medieval appearance.” – Wikipedia
People were gathering for the opening ceremony. We started at the bottom of the hill and walked up.
This is Røros church – apparently the 5th largest church in Norway and built in 1784.
We went inside the next day (photos then) and it was beautiful.
This is a typical traditional Norwegian “sod roof” or “torvtak”, ie turf roof.
The turf is efficient insulation whilst the birch bark underneath gives the waterproofing.
We arrived early (an hour) to get a good spot for photos.
And then it started. First music, some speeches, singing, drama and then wonderful dancing.
First up, were the reindeer pulling sledges with their Sami handlers.
I am now rather in love with reindeer.
And then the horses arrived…….
to be continued……./
And huge thanks for Nick for holding the fort in my absence. I told you he was good!