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The Wild Life of Kiruna

Kiruna, the very small city that was my base in Sweden, is an unusual place.  It was founded a little over a hundred years ago, when the local Suomi people helped out the new settlers by pointing them in the direction of iron ore.  It turns out the locals really new there business and the proof is that today Kiruna hosts the world’s largest iron mine, which is in the process of forcing the city to move (due to digging under the city) and also employs the better part of the local population.

Not a bad looking mine...

Not a bad looking mine…

It seems that job stability has lingered here longer than in much of the modern world, because in addition to the descendants of those early miners, the Suomi people are still Continue reading

Categories: An Out of The Way Place, Photography, Sweden, Travel | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments

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