Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sights of Oslo - off the beaten track

Mangelsgården

This magnifinicent house was built in 1698 as a summerhome by the river. Now it is situated in the middle of Oslo 2nd main shopping street, Storgata.

In 1772 the house was converted into what you see today. It was in use as a asylumn "Prince Christian Augusts Minde" from 1819 to 1915.

Sadly, as it is used as an office space, Mangelsgården is not accessible to the public. But do peak through the gate, and admire this beautiful 17th century building.

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