A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

The inhabitants of the Norwegian town of Rjukan is valid from September to March - 5 months - they do not see the sun.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

It is not just about the physical condition of the person, but also the moral - the number of people in a depression in the winter increases to incredible sizes.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

All the fault of a bad location of the town - in a valley, surrounded by mountains on all sides.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

But in 1913, the founder of Rjukan - Samu Eide came up a little bit crazy idea: put a mirror on the top of mountains.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

But at the beginning of the last century it is the crank was pretty difficult, so the experiment was not a success.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

Again, this idea was mentioned in 2005 by the artist and resident of the dark city, Martin Andersen.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

So with the help of artful manipulation and 5 million Norwegian kroner (37 million rubles) three mirrors were installed in 2013.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

The light from them was sent to the city's main square. Mood and well-being of local people improved immediately.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year

And the city poured flow of tourists, who are now able to not only go skiing and snowboarding, but also look at the strange mirror.

A city where there is no sun 5 months of the year