Norsk 101: Slottsparken

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slottsparken

Slottsparken er parken (The Palace Park is the park) omkring det kongelige slott (around the royal palace) i Oslo (in Oslo).

Parken består av store grønne plener (The park consists of large green lawns) under høye majestetiske trær (under tall, majestic trees), rolige gangveier (peaceful walkways), og anlagte dammer eller “vannspeil” (and landscaped ponds or “water mirrors” or reflecting pools).

Slottsparken ble tegnet (The Palace Park was designed) av slottsarkitekt (by palace architect) Hans Linstow og slottsgartner (and palace gardener) Martin Mortensen. Den ble anlagt (It was constructed) i romantikkens formspråk (in the Romantic style), basert på naturidealene (based on the ideal model of nature) som var populære i hagekunst (which was popular in horticulture) på midten av 1800-tallet (in the mid-1800s).

Parken har tre dammer (The park has three ponds). De to største (The two largest), Dronningdammen (the Queen’s Pond) og Kongespeilet (and the King’s Mirror), er sammenbundet med en kanal (are connected by a channel). Den tredje dammen er Isdammen (The third pond is the Ice Pond). På 1800-tallet (In the 1800s) ble det skåret is fra denne dammen (ice was cut from this pond) til Slottets iskjeller (for the palace ice cellar) og til nærliggende bryggerier (and for nearby breweries).

Dronningparken (The Queen’s Park) er en egen del av Slottsparken (is a separate part of the Palace Park) og har historie som en rokokkohage (and has a history as a Rococo garden) helt tilbake til 1751 (dating all the way back to 1751).

Det er flere statuer og monumenter i parken (There are several statues and monuments in the park). Den eldste (The oldest) er rytterstatuen av Kong (is the equestrian statue of King) Carl Johan fra (from) 1875 foran Slottet (in front of the palace). Den nyeste er (The newest is) “Turdronningen,” en statue av Hennes Majestet Dronning Sonja (a statue of Her Majesty Queen Sonja) som ble avduket i (which was unveiled in) 2017. Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandras Skulpturpark (Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Sculpture Park) åpnet i (opened in) 2016 og er en park med skulpturer av og for barn (and is a park with sculptures by and for children).

Parken er åpen for publikum (The park is open to the public) og den er et vakkert sted (and it is a beautiful place) til å slappe av (to relax), sitte på gresset (sit on the grass) eller bare spasere rundt (or just walk around).

 

Kilde (Source): kongehuset.no/seksjon.html?tid=99668&sek=99667

 

This article originally appeared in the April 15, 2022, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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Christie Ericson

Christie Ericson is an academic librarian living in Anchorage, Alaska. She has a background in languages and linguistics and has been fulfilling her lifelong dream of learning the Norwegian language. She also serves as the cultural director and librarian at her local Sons of Norway lodge and is completely addicted to Selbu mitten knitting.

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