Sunday, 11 September 2011

Bogstad gård

As mentioned in my previous post I thought I'd share some of the pictures I took at Bogstad gård. It is a beautiful and historic site and well worth a visit if you are in Oslo. They offer tours of the manor house during the summer, but we didn't go inside this time.

In the years from mid 1600s to the mid 1900s Bogstad was the center of a large corporation, consisting of thousands of acres of wood, three blast furnaces, many sawmills and other businesses. The manor house was the family home, while it was the administration center and entertainment facilities for the company.

The owners were central in Norwegian politics, among them Peder Anker, the first Norwegian prime minister after the end of the union with Denmark in 1814, and his son in-law count Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg.

Leisha beside the courtyard fountain

Bogstad surrounded by one of our oldest English landscape parks, this is today a popular recreation area

Some of the younger maple trees has started to turn yellow

The last of the summer flowers

These were quite small, and such a lovely shade of purple

We walked back to the tube station rather than wait for the buss, and turning back when we had walked a bit around the lake this was our view

A lovely place to visit :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida


Doniene said...

Beautiful place!!! What a delightful outing!! Glad you had a good time.


*karendianne. said...

Oh my goodness how amazingly beautiful!!!

Butterfly said...

Bogstad gård er en virkelig perle!!
Skjer det noe der rundt juletider, ville jo være perfekt for alle juleaktiviteter ♥

Flotte tepper dere så på også!! Beklager at jeg ikke svarte på mailen din :((( bare vært litt mye i det siste ;D

Kos deg masse!!

stor klem fra Yvonne ♥

Sinta Renee said...

What a gorgeous setting! Thanks for sharing your trip! Just beautiful.

PJs Lapperier. said...

Underbara bilder.