Projections and Nav Modes
  • Normal View
  • Fisheye View
  • Architectural View
  • Stereographic View
  • Little Planet View
  • Panini View
Click and Drag / QTVR mode
Share this panorama
For Non-Commercial Use Only
This panorama can be embedded into a non-commercial site at no charge. Read more
Do you agree to the Terms & Conditions?
For commercial use, contact us
Embed this Panorama
WidthHeight
For Non-Commercial Use Only
For commercial use, contact us
License this Panorama

Enhances advertising, editorial, film, video, TV, Websites, and mobile experiences.

LICENSE MODAL

1 Like

Lille store
Norway

On top of the Knutenfjellet (Mountain of the Knuten) close to Kongsberg you can find several small water-basins that were used to operate the mining elevators in earlier day. Ever since silver was found back in 1623, Kongsberg has been the center of silver-mining in Norway. At it's peak in 1770 more then 80 mines were operated.

The miners followed the vertical silver veins deep underground, which required lift and pump installations. Most of the equipment was powered by a water wheel driven by water out of the water-basins on top of the mountain.

Nowadays these basins offer a idyllic scene with crystal-clear water and a beautiful view.

Copyright: Ronald Tichelaar
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11800x5900
Taken: 09/07/2008
Uploaded: 15/02/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015
Views:

...


Tags: top; lake; water; norway; kongsberg; knutefjell; mountain; buskerud; ski jumping; fjellsport; mining museum; knutehytta; walking; hiking; climbing; skiing; snowboarding; wintersports; swiming; camping; picnick
comments powered by Disqus
More About Norway