I stumbled across this lovely pictorial post whilst browsing over at Haynet and asked Frances if she would mind me sharing her enchanting pictures in the Farmhouse Kitchen.
Frances is a horsewoman and photographer who blogs about everything Shetland from her home there, including the Shetland ponies she rescues, the Icelandic ponies she breeds and her three pet sheep. Do visit her site, My Shetland, to see more of her fabulous photographs.
This post, originally shared on myshetland.co.uk, is about her visit to Røros in Norway. I think a glass of gløgg is in order… can I tempt you?
Shopping in Røros
So, yesterday, you know how I said we didn’t do crowds? Well, today, we did do shopping – the people had mostly dispersed.
The morning was spent wandering about the streets of Røros, looking at it all.
There were many stalls selling just about everything (I love this sort of thing).
I tried not to mind.
(eeek – Moomin cardigans – just eeek!)
In the various little alleyways off the streets were courtyards with folk who had come up with their sleighs and horses.
Singing and story-telling.
Oh, wow. The atmosphere. The décor. The everything. I soaked it all up. Norwegian chic at its best.
Røros is not a large town (Wikipedia says 3,718 so half the size of Lerwick), but everyone had made an effort.
What a beautiful place with amazing buildings …..
…. and innovation.
The horses, who had taken part in the Opening Ceremony, were mostly out of bounds and that was good. They deserved their rest but there were a few stabled in the courtyards dotted around who we could talk to.
And so we wandered.
Now was our opportunity to go into Røros church.
A place of peace and tranquility.
(and curtains too – I mean how beautiful is that?)
Yes, we did shop but mostly we browsed, tasted and chatted to the traders.
There was old and new to look at and want. Oh yes, I wanted!
(I even looked for a bell for Lambie – he needs a bell!)
This is an old horse-drawn snow plough.
I asked permission before I took this photo – a kind Sami lady in full traditional costume.
Shopping in Røros is an experience and now I need to go back!
Do visit Frances at her site, My Shetland, to experience more of her fabulous photographs.