Red House, Kalma - Sweden II

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© Simon Le
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...The signature red colour of cottages and timber buildings seen all over the Swedish countryside, but most frequently in the country´s central regions, actually originates from the more than 1000-year-old Stora Kopparberg copper mine in Dalarna´s regional capital Falun – a Unesco World Heritage Site – where iron pigments are used to produce the ”Falu red” calcamine paint, the colour which many foreign visitors name among their most powerful impressions of Sweden....

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  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    great shot !

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (23 Oct 2008):

    wonderful vibrant fall colours... nice composition and lighting.. and I love your write up, describeing the "Falu red" calcamine paint.. it adds providence...

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Gorgeous!! Haven't seen you around here in a long time...I hope all is well!!! :)


    Burak BAYINDIRLI gave props (2 Jan 2010):

    Perfect Capture

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