Rjukan’s giant mirrors
Posted on April, 17th 2014.
Three giant mirrors have been placed 450 meters above the town of Rjukan, in Norway, to reflect sunlight onto its market square.From September to March, the 3,400 inhabitants of Rjukan, in the county of Telemark, are plunged into perpetual shade. The town is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, including the 1,880-meter high Gaustatoppen peak. To bring a little light into their lives, the city council decided to install three 17-square-meter mirrors in 2013.
That’s how last summer, on a small mountain among the pines, Rjukan finally got its giant mirrors. This year, for the first time, the town’s inhabitants won’t need to use Sam Eyde’s tram to get their dose of vitamin D.
Find out more:Meet the people of Rjukan
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