Roros romance

High up in the mountains of Norway,

The early spring skies are big and wild –

And old houses have birch trees growing on them!

Birch on roof

Roros is an old copper mining town –

And the remnants of those days lend some kind of industrial romance

When decorated with dramatic skies.

Industrial romance copy

As the sun peeked over the ridge of the mountains

Another glorious day dawned –

And I was grateful to be there.

Big sky and building copy

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91 responses

  1. Your photos are always amazing to see, and the last shot is just incredibly breath-taking.
    I wonder how big the root of that birch tree has gotten?

    April 24, 2014 at 14:56

  2. Love these photographs – the light and depth of each are just gorgeous.

    April 24, 2014 at 15:06

  3. Nicely shot as always. There is an extraordinary feeling to these old towns. As if the past was only sleeping. :-)

    April 24, 2014 at 15:09

  4. really neat views! the trees on the roof made me laugh. :)

    April 24, 2014 at 15:34

  5. Gorgeous… What a fantastic place to take photos. When you are gone ‘filming’ —are you filming for a magazine or something like that???? I’ll bet MANY of your photos get chosen…. You truly do have a gift.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    April 24, 2014 at 15:56

    • We were making a film for our customer that makes ergonomic chairs. They have a factory here.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      April 25, 2014 at 14:07

  6. mir

    wow, roros looks beautiful in your photos, with those skies

    April 24, 2014 at 15:58

  7. I love wild skies and the birches on the roof – like something from a fairy tale!

    April 24, 2014 at 16:13

  8. Lovely light, lovely colour, lovely subject – what could be better? Very nice work.

    April 24, 2014 at 16:13

  9. Wonderful, delightful captures as always, Fiona!! Love the old village, the trees on the roofs, and your always incredible skies!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!!

    April 24, 2014 at 16:51

  10. I suppose if you have a grass roof, trees growing out of it seem perfectly normal!
    What lovely skies…

    April 24, 2014 at 16:55

  11. The skies you captured are definitely dramatic — and beautiful. I especially like your first photo.

    April 24, 2014 at 16:56

  12. Don

    The thing that always fascinates me about your images Fiona is the light. There’s something about the light that is both mysterious and yet so revealing.

    April 24, 2014 at 17:00

  13. are they all remnants or still functional? trees on the house, ha…i wonder if the roots hang down below or just spread across the roof….cool place…

    April 24, 2014 at 17:30

    • Just remnants. The copper mining stopped a long time ago.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      April 25, 2014 at 13:36

  14. how beautiful!!!!

    April 24, 2014 at 18:21

  15. how beautiful!!!!

    April 24, 2014 at 18:21

  16. Fantastic photography of beautiful skies and vintages buildings ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol, (A Creative Harbor)

    April 24, 2014 at 18:30

  17. thesmittenimage

    Beautiful photos, Fiona. I guess when those who have lived there say that their roots are in that house.. they really mean it. ;)

    April 24, 2014 at 19:01

  18. Looking at the photos, I could hear the words to “Norwegian Wood” by the Beatles! Really lovely!

    April 24, 2014 at 20:14

  19. Ela

    Your pictures are always wonderful :)
    Greetings

    April 24, 2014 at 20:19

  20. Ooh and aah. And I love the alternative way of looking at a time which was undoubtedly difficult, dangerous and destructive. Seeing the beauty is wonderful.

    April 24, 2014 at 21:42

  21. I just love that little cabin on the first photograph!

    April 24, 2014 at 22:02

  22. Great shots Fi. I’d really like to visit Rorøs one day. :-)

    April 24, 2014 at 23:13

  23. Beautiful and very rustic!!!

    April 24, 2014 at 23:19

  24. Are those really trees growing on the roof? How amazing. I just love your photos. :)

    April 25, 2014 at 00:11

  25. This town has been charmed by fairies! How else could it be so beautiful? How else could trees grow on the roof? How else could the colors be so lovely? (Oh wait, I know the answer to that last one — this town has a magic photographer!)

    April 25, 2014 at 00:56

  26. Beautiful skies and lovely scenes! The first image is my favorite. Have a happy weekend!

    April 25, 2014 at 02:21

  27. So cool seeing the trees on the roof!!! I love old buildings!

    April 25, 2014 at 03:25

  28. Wonderful skies and habitations

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3

    April 25, 2014 at 04:37

  29. I appreciate you letting me visit this neat old place–and I did not even need a jacket.

    April 25, 2014 at 05:26

  30. Joy

    I loved the pictures and I loved Norway:)

    April 25, 2014 at 05:47

  31. Wonderful skies. I do like an interesting sky. The trees on the roof are interesting too, I wonder if they cause damage?

    April 25, 2014 at 08:16

  32. the first picture is so cool to me :)

    April 25, 2014 at 08:20

  33. Nice pictures. I love this sky’s

    April 25, 2014 at 09:10

  34. indrani

    Great series!

    April 25, 2014 at 09:10

  35. Beautiful photos.

    April 25, 2014 at 10:59

  36. … And I am grateful to here! How beautiful!

    My Yatra Diary…

    April 25, 2014 at 11:52

  37. Wow.

    April 25, 2014 at 13:16

  38. Wonderful captures!
    Those skies are beautiful, beyond words. :)

    April 25, 2014 at 14:58

  39. The skies are beautiful ! (the snow less :))

    April 25, 2014 at 16:06

  40. Gorgeous! I love the one of the trees on the roof especially.

    April 25, 2014 at 16:30

  41. Gorgeous building in Norway, there once an old copper mining town, but it was no longer in use. Some beautiful photos Fi.

    April 25, 2014 at 16:40

  42. Simply superb!!

    April 25, 2014 at 16:45

  43. ein uriger Himmel
    er zeigt richtig ungemütliches Wetter an
    einen LG zum Wochenende vom katerchen

    April 25, 2014 at 16:59

  44. Nice photos, delicateness, wonderful clouds! Really impressive!

    April 25, 2014 at 17:09

  45. Pat

    How beautiful!

    April 25, 2014 at 17:14

  46. I was in Kirkenes once in June … and it was damned cold but I loved it, it was so different from what I know !

    April 25, 2014 at 17:37

  47. I love the patina of those old buildings against the moody skies.

    April 25, 2014 at 18:02

  48. That’s a beautiful town. Lovely shots.

    April 25, 2014 at 18:10

  49. Amazing how trees grown on the house roof! I have seen banyan trees take roots into the abandon walls and sunshades…

    Great shots

    April 25, 2014 at 19:06

  50. daryledelstein

    what a beautiful but cold looking place

    April 25, 2014 at 19:20

  51. Wonderful images with dramatic skies!

    April 25, 2014 at 19:26

  52. Beautiful winter shots.

    April 25, 2014 at 19:34

  53. great photos!

    April 25, 2014 at 19:52

  54. So beautiful and great photos!

    April 25, 2014 at 20:17

  55. I love these dramatic skies and great shots of the mining town in the snow.

    April 25, 2014 at 21:17

  56. Amazing photographs !! Can’t resist myself to follow you.. :-)

    April 25, 2014 at 22:18

  57. Beautiful photos Lady Fi. I had a chance to visit in northern Norway so many years ago. Such a beautiful landscape.

    April 25, 2014 at 23:52

  58. Wow, this sky really looks dramatic. Absolutely amazing shots!

    April 26, 2014 at 00:15

  59. Fiona, you have captured nature at her very best…those clouds, that light…gorgeous.

    Jen

    April 26, 2014 at 01:30

  60. Al

    Such a lovely old town, and great shots of it.

    April 26, 2014 at 02:14

  61. Reminds me of some of our old mining towns in the Western US. Beautiful shots, really nice skies and love the trees growing out of the roof!

    April 26, 2014 at 05:47

  62. A scene from the past backdropped by glorious skies!

    April 26, 2014 at 06:42

  63. It’s surprising how nature finds it’s own way of sustaining it self.Referring to those birch trees growing on the houses. My favourite is the first pic. Beautiful shots!

    April 26, 2014 at 07:23

  64. Your verse and photos are as effective as if you hosted a TV travelogue show.

    April 26, 2014 at 07:42

  65. Beautiful photos and mountain town! :) and a quite long time since I was there.

    April 26, 2014 at 12:38

  66. Hi! All of your photos are very interesting. The birch tree photo is express weight of the history in this town. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    April 26, 2014 at 14:48

  67. i love seeing buildings, especially old handmade looking ones. trees growing in the roof, wow, that is so cool.

    April 26, 2014 at 16:20

  68. beautiful snaps!

    April 26, 2014 at 19:07

  69. to bad it is abandoned. At least it seems to be.

    April 27, 2014 at 00:15

  70. j’aime bien ces deux cabanes au premier cliché

    April 27, 2014 at 08:11

  71. dnambiar11

    Dramatic indeed — those skies. That roof with little trees on it makes a very interesting picture.

    April 27, 2014 at 11:28

  72. rustic countryside shots

    April 27, 2014 at 15:42

  73. Amazing & Brilliant (as usual) xxx LOVE from Minnesota.

    April 27, 2014 at 16:15

  74. Dramatic skies and wonderful scenes.
    Thanks for stopping by, Lady Fi.

    April 27, 2014 at 16:38

  75. Such picturesque scenarios :-)

    April 27, 2014 at 18:54

  76. How beautiful Fi… I love the trees growing on top of the old houses… life insists on making its way no matter what.

    April 27, 2014 at 20:16

  77. The skies look absolutely surreal – the images wonderful. With all of the confirmation in the comments above, you must know you have a keen eye for particular beauty. Thank you, Fi!

    April 28, 2014 at 01:31

  78. onceupona

    Such a cool place to visit. I love the trees growing on the rooftops. Cheers, Danette

    April 28, 2014 at 03:44

  79. JM

    Beautiful! Amazing how those trees grow on the roof.

    April 28, 2014 at 12:28

  80. Heisann! 32 years pasted since I stayed there for some days… I wonderful little town of ours.
    The atmosphere is amazing …

    Have a nice week!

    April 28, 2014 at 13:50

  81. :) awesome shots as always

    April 28, 2014 at 20:48

  82. nocolebolo


    A bit sad the photos but so beautiful…

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    April 30, 2014 at 20:46

  83. Gosh, what a beautiful, bleak landscape.

    April 30, 2014 at 22:56

  84. Oh, how I adore scenes & structures like these!! Thank you for sharing!

    May 12, 2014 at 21:08

  85. Another series of amazing photos. You live in Norway? Its a beautiful area.

    May 23, 2014 at 13:39

    • I’m a Brit living in Sweden. I was in Roros for business.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 23, 2014 at 13:45

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