Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Oslo off the beaten track: Telthusbakken

By Old Aker Church, you find Telthusbakken. It is a street climbing the steep hill from the Aker River to the church and to the Cemetery of Our Saviour.

This street used to be a part of the old pilgrim route from Oslo to the grave of King Olav the Holy, at Nidaros Cathedral. Along this street you find beautiful old wooden buildings dating back more than a 100 years. The name Telthusbakken comes from the existence of a large canvas house producing tents for the army that existed around 1700.

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