I’ve just got back from a business trip to Roros, Norway (my third visit there) —
An old mining town in the mountains that is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Modern-day inhabitants live in the old mining huts
And houses dating back to the 1600 and 1700s.
A lot of the old houses have been restored
And keep their dark facades —
Giving parts of the village a medieval feel.
People kept telling me how mild winter had been
And that there was a metre less snow than normal.
(Still looks as if they had some decent snowfall though…)
Even pets in the village
Have their own wooden huts.
And look – the kennel even shares another feature of the old houses:
A grass roof!
I leave you with a final image —
The optimism of drying clothes outside
In the freezing temperatures.
Surely this is a sign of spring in the mountains of Norway?
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