Thursday, September 17, 2015
Views of the World, Christiania, Showing Royal Palace, Norway
File this one under, you learn something everyday. Oslo, the capital of Norway was founded in 1050. It was heavily damaged by fire in 1624, and rebuilt by King Christian IV. Impressed with himself he renamed the city in his own honor. And so, Oslo became Christiana. In 1925, the city was renamed Oslo. As someone who is not impressed with Kings, Queens, Princes, and Potentates, good for you, Norway.
As usual, click on Views of the World in labels to see other cards in the series.