Blaafarveværket コバルトの工場

In the middle of June a friend from the north visited me in Drammen. Together with two more friends we drove to Blaafarveværket (the Blue Colour Works) in Modum. The drive  from Drammen takes about one hour.

家から一時間ぐらいのドライブで元コバルトの工場に行くことが出来ます。6月中、友達と一緒に行って来ました。

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Cobalt was found in the hills a few km away. We did not visit those mines. What you see in the pictures is the place where they made the blue glass. The industry was started in the 1770s. It employed more than 2000 workers at the busiest time.

Since 1978 there has been an art gallery at Blaafarveværket. Photography is not allowed. You have to pay an entrace fee to see the exhibition, but everything else is free.

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The shop is full of blue things. お店に青い物がいっぱいあります。

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IMG_8898 (Medium)IMG_8897 (Medium)Blue and white china is an old tradition in Japan. Did you know that they imported kobalt from Blaafarveværket? There is a little Japanese exhibition in the shop.

昔、日本がこの工場からコバルトを買いました。お店に日本の物を見ることが出来ます。他のブランドもここからコバルトを使いました。

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Also other famous brands have got their blue color from Blaa-farveverket!

We had lunch here. Delicious rømmegrøt. 昼食

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 Another famous building.

IMG_8913 (Medium)Cobalt in a piece of rock.

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Haugfossen 39 m high waterfall 滝の高さ 39m

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The starting point of the waterfall 滝のスタート・ポイント

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There are some good trails at Blaafarveværket. A nice place for short walks. In the brown buildings there are some nice shops in an old-days atmosphere.

散歩のいい所です。茶色い建物の中に面白いお店があります。

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More information about Blaafarveverket:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaafarvev%C3%A6rket

http://www.blaa.no/?lang=2

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