Photographer's Note

Akershus Castle was built in 1299 by King Håkon V Magnusson to protect the town against attack. When Oslo burned down in the fire of 1624, the whole town was rebuilt beneath the fortress walls. On the fortress grounds within those walls lies Akershus Castle, which has served as a royal residence, a site of national assemblies and other gatherings of distinguished men, an administrative and educational centre and a venue for art exhibitions and cultural performances. After the Second World War, the castle was renovated and used for banquets for the King and government of Norway. Today the fortress, which was once built to protect the town from foreign attack, is eminently well suited for representation purposes, a place where visitors to the capital can get a unique insight into the city’s history.

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