Saturday, 14 September 2013


Here comes a card with several shots from Oslo, the capital of Norway. The city was founded around 1000 AD, and became an important trading centre. It was losing and getting on importance during the history, was burnt in a fire in 1624, but today it's the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping as well as an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. Interestingly, the city was renamed in the 17th century in the honor of the King Christian IV, and  Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored. Thanks, Trond!

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