Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Early in the morning of 25 July, The Viking and I arrived in Norway. We crossed the tunnel under Oslo Fjord, thus avoiding the Norwegian capital. We have got nothing against cities, but in Norway we had a special project in mind, which was all about nature.
First stop of the day was Kongsberg:
We bought something for breakfast in this town and while we were eating it, I took some pictures of the center. Kongsberg is known for its silver mines, which were operational between the 17th century and 1957. As you can imagine, these mines attracted a lot of people and for quite some time, Kongsberg was one of the largest cities in Norway, even bigger than Oslo. It also has a beautiful baroque church which also dates from the 17th century. The town has a rich cultural life as well, with an annual jazz festival.