Friday, 28 September 2007

Todays post brought to you by Anne Ida

Anne Ida - Quiltoholic sent me these pics last week...........she says that the 1st one is the medieval fortress down in the old city centre. It is called Akershus Festning (The fortress of Akershus). It was founded by king Haakon V Magnusson in 1299, but has been added to over the years, so now it is a mix match from several periods. Inside the grounds you find the medieval castle - which is still used for banquets and more by the government and royal family, a church/chapel, museums, a beutiful park with water features (a carp pond amon others).

The other pic is one that Anne Ida took over the fjord standing on the wall to the left in the pic of the fortress... .......this shows a bit of the view when walking along the walls............

How nice is that.........there isn't a castle in Australia.............I would love to travel over to these areas to have a look at some castle in real life...........

This weekend is a long weekend in NSW, Australia (Monday holiday)........the school holidays have started for 2 weeks................we have lots on and then a funeral and a wedding during next week so when I return who knows.............til then take care.............

10 comments:

  1. I have visited Akershus slot, it was many years ago but I really enjoyed it.

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  2. Isn't it amazing to see other parts of the world. It is a shame Oz is so far away. I also find it amazing how here in Oz we tend to pull the old building down and replace them with something modern, when will we appreciate history.

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  3. Donna, still no package from me???? :-( I promise it's on the way. Shoot you will be on post #200 by the time it arrives. LOL!!!

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  4. Lovely pictures. No castles in Canada either. I'll go on a castle finding trip with you!!

    Have a nice long weekend :))

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  5. This was a fun and strange experience *lol* Thank you, Donna! It's weird to think of how different our parts of the world are - I wish I get to see more of the world someday... Hope you have a great day!

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  6. I love castles, we have some beautiful ones, the inheritance of principality and chivalry.
    Thanks Donna and all participating bloggers for sharing so many wonderful photos so we could have a gleam of your worlds!

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  7. I have been enjoying your posts and all the pictures from fellow bloggers . Its great seeing so many places. Hope your camera gets fixed asap.
    We started our school holidays last Monday. Hope you enjoy the school holidays, have a great weekend.

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  8. Love the pictures you've been featuring. Always a pleasure coming to visit your blog.

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  9. ......have a good and beautiful weekend......... beautiful like these pics.
    ciao ciao

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