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After our breakfast we hit the road straight to Rjukan.
We read that Rjukan had installed mirrors on top of the mountain which diverted sun into the toown's main square as the city does not see any sun during winter months.
Sunmirrors: 'Solspeilet' has been erected 742 meters above sea
level and around 450m in direct line up from Rjukan town centre. The
installation comprises three heliostats, each 17square m. ...
Today we went to Vemork. We've seen a documentaire about the Heroes of Telemark, how they planned an blew up a piece of the factory, so the Germans couldn't make heavy water for over 6 months and how the blew up the ship Hydro. Also we've seen some of the old machines and the history of industrial ...
This morning when we woke up, the sun was shining, so we packed our stuff and drove to Sveindal from there we drove to Evje. Grom Evje we drove North to Rygnestad and from there we took the road to Dalen, from Dalen we took the road to ...
... some people set bombs on the ferry that carried the heavy water barrels and sunk them.
Of course, the plant at Rjukan was also very important to the local economy. It was originally a hydroelectric power plant. Some of the turbines and machinery is still in there and available to be seen and touched. Additionally, there was some information on the lives of factory and industrial workers, both historic and more modern.
Completely unrelated to why we were there, ...
... 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">Headed out of town with no drama except for some old coot who was determined to take his right-of-way from a minor side-street, and after an exchange of various language expletives, headed off for places East.