Tag: SE – Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun

Why Are All Swedish Cottages Painted Red?; Clarissa Wei; Smithsonian Magazine

One company has exclusive rights to the source of the iconic pigment—a copper mine’s supply of iron deposits that may last just a century more…

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Falu Gruva (Falun Mine); CoolCrab; Atlas Obscura

A centuries-old copper mine that once provided two thirds of the world’s copper supply.

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Falun: The Swedish town you’ve never heard of that changed the history of the world; Kash; Budget Traveller

Falun is the town that changed Sweden’s history-from the UNESCO World Heritage listed Falu Gruva to the enchanting Carl Larsson garden in nearby Sundborn, this small area of Sweden has had a huge impact and is definitely a place worth visiting.

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Cultural Gems of Sweden – A peak into its World Heritage Sites; Itminan Tasneea; UNB

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Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s; Nele Schroder; The Local

From a mixed-gender swimming pool to strikes and demonstrations – Sweden was a country transforming into a more modern society in the beginning of the 20th century. Here are ten pictures that show what that looked like.

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2017: A Year in Photography; Gary; Everything Everywhere

Sweden – Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun

A photo essay reflecting on my 2017 travels to over a dozen countries on four continents.

2017 was an odd year for me. It was the least amount I have traveled since I started traveling full time in 2007. I “only” stepped foot in 14 countries this year. I did make the most of it as I visited 27 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites this year (plus 1 that was added this year which I previously visited). I also managed to visit over a dozen National Park Service sites in the US on various domestic trips I took.

Photography wise, I launched the Travel Photography Academy, which is my online travel photography training course. I won 11 awards in annual North American Travel Journalists competition and took home a bronze prize in Single Subject Portfolio category of annual Society of American Travel Writers photography competition.

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