The Royal Palace and Castles
Also, what does the inside M/S Norge look like. That is quite an old ship by the way? Is it a twin of the Danneborg?
Palace greenhouses up in flames
A new gardening complex on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Oslo was destroyed by fire early Monday. Police suspect an arsonist set the greenhouses ablaze.
There wasn't much left of the royal greenhouses after a fire swept through them early Monday.
PHOTO: CORNELIUS POPPE / SCANPIX
The fire broke out around 4:30am but it started in two places on opposite sides of the 550-square-meter large gardening facility. That's why police suspect the blaze was intentionally set.
A police spokesman said yet another alarm came in early Monday that someone had tried to burn some outdoor furniture in front of the nearby Hotel Continental. That gave rise to fears that an arsonist was on the loose, but no one was apprehended.
The palace's gardening center already was in flames when fire-fighting crews arrived on the scene. It took nearly an hour before the flames were extinguished, and then the greenhouses were little more than a pile of twisted and charred metal.
The center took care of all gardening around the palace itself, along with the grounds of royal properties on the Bygdoey Peninsula.
It also raised flowers and plants for interior use, and staff was bemoaning the loss of large poinsettias that were being nurtured for the holiday season.
Palace officials had no comment on the fire, referring inquiries to the police. (Aftenpost)
If you're ever in Oslo, during the summer, I believe that the Palace gives a limited number of tours through some of the official rooms some days. I don't know the specifics.Go to: http://www.kongehuset.no/default.asp?lang=eng and press on the Royal Palace button. They have something called a Guided tour. (I don't have the right plug-in, so I can't see it, but you should try.)
Bout the Royal Yacht from http://www.kongehuset.no
The other royal residences are:
Oscarshall, owned by the public
Gamlehaugen, in Bergen, owned by the Public
Stiftsgården in Trondheim, owned by the public
Ledaal in Stavanger, owned by the public
Bygdø Kongsgård, owned by the public.
Several of the above also give guided tours, and are open to the public at various times. I've been to Ledaal, and seen the bed the king is supposed to sleep in when he visits. (He doesn't because it's too short.)
Skaugum, privately owned.
Kongseteren, privately owned
Prinsehytta, privately owned
Mågerø, privately owned
Bloksbjerg, privately owned
The Royal Family lives in a number of buildings and a ship provided to them by the State, and I happen to know they own also a slew of private residences.
Any chance that the respective builidngs can be connected here, via links?
Any chance of showing picture links of what these buildings look like from the exterior and the interior?
Any chance of showing picture links of what part of the countryside can be seen from these buildings? Like, from the Royal Lodge, do they see the other side of the valley? What part of the sound do they see from Skagaum?
Are all the buildings located in the Oslo area?
Do they have any buildings near the border, like their Swedish 'cousins'??
A dream for a haunting mystery. B)
Palace in Oslo
I read a book about european royalty,written by a famous royal-watcher / journalist. He said that the palace in olso is propably the most beautiful royal palace in all of europe..I wonder if its true.I heard they often re-decorate the place,and I heard that the last time it turned out to be very expensive..
But still, is it true?can someone post pictures of the inside of the palace?
Often and often. I wouldn't say that redecorating/renovating every 50 years or so is often. And the things they do are mostly things that are necessary, because the palace has not been kept up well. There was talk about the last renovating job being too expensive, but the place did need renovating.
It is a beautiful palace. If you go here: http://www.kongehuset.no/default.asp?lang=eng and press on the Royal palace link, you might find out more about it. They even have a virtual tour.
Do you mean Palace Park?
Here is the article from http://www.aftenposten.no/english/
Cannabis plants removed from palace park
A surreptitious patch of cannabis plants tended on the fringe of the park surrounding the royal palace in central Oslo has been discovered after an alert call from newspaper Vårt Land. The annual plants were sown in the spring but will not be completing their life cycle.
Botanical gardener Steinar Volden confirmed the identification of the plants, which can be used to produce hashish or marijuana, after seeing Vårt Land's photographs of the cannabis bed on the edge of the park. The paper then called the palace.
"Cannabis plants in the palace park? I have to check this," information consultant Sven Gjeruldsen at the royal court told the paper. An hour later the court assured the paper that the plants had been removed and destroyed.
(Aftenposten English Web Desk)
Kongsseteren, the Royal Lodge, Oslo
Prinsehytta, the Royal Mountain Chalet, Sikkilsdalen
Several of the residences used by HM The King and the Royal Family are placed at their disposal, but are actually owned by the State. Apart from the Royal Palace in Oslo, this applies to Bygdøy Royal Farm and the "pleasure palace" of Oscarshall. Stiftsgården in Trondheim and Gamlehaugen in Bergen are state-owned properties which are at the disposal of HM The King and the Royal Family. Ledaal in Stavanger is owned by the municipality of Stavanger.
Bygdøy Royal Farm, Bygdøy
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Can you really see enough details from images like that? Taking a trip to see the buildings would make out more details....
The age of terrorism has been going on for ever, it's not something new, unfortunately.
Thanks for posting pictures of the Royal Palaces. They are quite beautiful!
Thanks for the pictures. They're beautiful. I'd love to see them in person someday soon.
Here they are:
The Royal Castel in Oslo
kongehuset.no - Det Kongelige Slott
in English: kongehuset.no - The Royal Palace
8 pictures: kongehuset.no - Bygdø Kongsgard
in English: kongehuset.no - Bygdø Royal Farm
3 pictures:kongehuset.no - Oscarshall
in English: kongehuset.no - Oscarshall
7 Pictures: kongehuset.no - Stiftsgården
in English: kongehuset.no - Stiftsgården
12 pictures:kongehuset.no - Gamlehaugen
in English: kongehuset.no - Gamlehaugen
1 picture: kongehuset.no - Ledaal
in English: kongehuset.no - Ledaal
1 picture: kongehuset.no - Skaugum
in English: kongehuset.no - Skaugum Estate
2 pictures: kongehuset.no - Kongsseteren
1 picture: kongehuset.no - Prinsehytta
1 picture: kongehuset.no - Mågerø
in English: kongehuset.no - Mågerø
I simply love Gamlehaugen and Kongsgard! Stunning!:flowers:
Kongsgard is the new home of the Royal Couple, isn't it?
It looks really stunning! Much more beautiful then Oslo Schlott, Imo.
Sorry, it is not really about the Palace and Castles, but I found this artical, and this say, that King Harald inherited properties in Britain from his father. Does anybody know something about it and about this properties?
Secrets of the Counting House-Regal Riches - TIME
I found this article about the Prinsehytta, with a few photos, but I don't think all photos are really about the cabin of the royals, specially not the inside-photos. What do you mean?
NORSKO - Fotoalbum - Prinsehytta
This article has a map, and if you click on it to enlarge, than on the right side, underfoot (southeastward) you can read "Princehytta":
So I think it is here:
Old photos about Prinsehytta: http://scanpix.no/spWebApp/search.ac...AGESIKKI040421
An article with a few pitures about the residences of the royal family:
Norwegian Monarchy: Royal Residences | Royal Insight
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