Lier valley is just outside Drammen town and it is very beautiful. Sometimes when you drive through Lier and you see the farms its like going back in time, you get this peaceful feeling. The view is spectacular. At the same time Lier is know for its agriculture, everything from apples and fantastic apple juices (fresh and free from preservatives!) to Christmas trees! If you have red my blog you know that I love apples and apples juice and now you know why☺
I have taken some beautiful shots today, enjoy!
The little “hill” it is actually an old Viking tomb!
This is placed on the entrance to the church:
FROGNER CHURCH, the church was build in 1694. The first church build on this place was before year 1200, it burned down in year 1651.
This house, is just few meters from the church it could have belong to the church before.
The church and the house from a hillside.
The view from the “top” of Lier!
…and here you can see the Drammens Fjord!!
We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the spectacular military show!
My offices are located 2 minutes from the beautiful Frogner Park in the borough of Frogner in Oslo.The Frogner Manor is located in the south of the park, both the park and the entire borough derive their names from Frogner Manor. But in this post I would like to focus on Vigeland Sculpture Park located in Frogner Park and designed by Gustav Vigeland.
I will focus on other area of the park next time, the Manor. I will also recommend to buy a coffee and something to bite before entering the park, there are few good coffee shops just outside the park!
Took some few pictures from the car, I feel so blest to live in such beautiful country!
Yes, I love visiting museums and most of all old manors, its just something about them, you just want to know more!
Gulskogen Manor is one of my favorites due to the beautiful big garden surrounding it, you can still see how it must have been at the beginning of 1800th century. Gulskogen Manor was country house, used during the summer time only, this of course change with time.
There are lots of possibilities to have a picnic in the garden, there are guided tours and of course homemade waffles and black coffee!
If you visiting Norway or live in Norway I will recommend to visit Fosseholm Manor, not far from Oslo just outside city of Drammen. This is a splendid Manor where some of the buildings are dating to 1540. There are several buildings at the estate, museum and you can also buy guided tour in the manor to experience the magnificent wall paintings, culture and history. The guide had good knowledge about the estate and was very helpful to answer any questions. We were actually two couples at the guided tour, so we really enjoyed our selfs. Of course at any place you vistit in Norway you will always have the possibility to buy a good homemade waffles and black coffee!