Why should I make a post about Kristiansand in this series when I am born and bred in Bergen? There are very good reasons for this:
- It is Norway's filth largest city with about 80.000 inhabitants.
- It was founded by the Danish-Norwegian King Christian IV. ("Kristian Kvart") in 1641
- It is beautifully situated in the best part of Summer Norway.
- I once lived and worked there.
- I now have a daughter living and working there.
It you enter Kristiansand in your own vessel, chances are that you will moor in this area, beside Christiansholm Festning (The Fortress of Christiansholm) which dates back to 1672
But Kristiansand has more: It has Norway's largest and best known zoological and amusement park, Dyreparken i Kristiansand ( Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park). There you might meet someone like this. The picture is courtesy my youngest daughter.
Kristiansand is also a communication centre with airport and ferries to Denmark (formerly also to England). The main route is European Route E18, which according to Wikipedia:
European route E18 runs from Craigavon in the United Kingdom to Saint Petersburg in Russia, passing through Norway, Sweden, and Finland. It is about 1,890 km (1,174 mi) in length.
Such mighty bridges can of course be seen from the sea level - we are in a boat-concious area after all.
And where there is a sea there is a bird...
Today's post is an entry in the fourth round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.
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