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Transatlantic — Into Kristiansand, Norway


Kristiansand, Norway

The next stop after Skagen for Voyager of the Seas was Kristiansand, Norway, where we docked on August 24, 2017. Kristiansand is much larger city than our previous stop. Alas, the weather did not hold here, so I’m limited on the imagery. We’ll start below with a photograph of Christiansholm Fortress, a structure ordered built by King Christian IV and completed in 1672:

Christiansholm Fortress

Being a seaport, it would be remiss of me not to include at least one marina shot:

Kristiansand, Norway

There is in Kristiansand, near this marina, an event held each August. This is the annual Sand Festival, where artists from around the world come to create sand sculptures. Fortunately for us, the creations for the 2017 event were still up for view:

Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand, Norway

This is also the location of Kristiansand’s Otterdalsparken (along the Kristiansand Boardwalk) where you’ll find fountains designed by Kjell Nupen:

Kristiansand, Norway

Also in this area is a sculpture of a boy riding atop a bear, the story behind which I cannot find:

Boy Riding Bear

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