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PICTURES from DRAMMEN

Drammen, the capital of Buskerud. The city grew up around the Drammen River estuary, and the river formed the basis of its proud history as a seaport. Drammen have adopting the areas around the river to create recreational, cultural and residential areas and walking trails along the riverside to enjoy. Restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and shopping complexes, and other places have opened.

 Konnerud mines  
Konnerud mines

Konnerud is situated about 10 km from central Drammen on the Strømsø side of the river. Konnerud is known for its snowy winters, and used as a recreational area for the people living in Drammen. Konnerud Idrettslag is one of the largest sports clubs in Norway and arranged World Cup Sprint in cross-country skiing in the center of Drammen.

Around the small mountain Konnerudkollen, there where found many expensive quality metals and minerals like silver, copper and lead. Mining holes are still found all over Konnerud, however tightly guarded by high fences.

 Jørgen Jørgensen