Posted by: danielfee | September 11, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 09-11-2013

Valbergtårnet - Stavanger, Norway

Valbergtårnet – Stavanger, Norway

Valbergtårnet

Valbergtårnet

 

 

Valbergtarnet

Valbergtårnet

The Valbergtårnet is the former fire tower on the Valberget Hill in Stavanger, Norway. It was designed by C.H. Grosch and constructed in 1852 because Stavanger had suffered many big fires over the years. The one in 1684 was so catastrophic that officials considered abandoning the town altogether. Obviously that didn’t happen, and today the old fire tower is a landmark and provides splendid views of the town and harbor.

 


Responses

  1. Such a beautiful picture! Currently living in Spain and missing my hometown of Stavanger very much indeed. Thank you for sharing.


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