The Walk to Otterdalsparken, Kristiansand, Norway

We’ve made into the port at Kristiansand and I am loving this place! I’ve divided the city up into four distinct sections; the wharf and port area, the beach and condo area, the main square and shopping area, and the neighborhoods. My, we have a lot more to see, so we had better get a move on………     We have already been through the Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) and the wharf area in case you missed it and want to go back to that post first. I have decided, if I was a painter I would be so thrilled with the light and color here! There is just SOMETHING about the light! But, let’s move on now to the Otterdalsparken! First, under the SLOW Bridge!

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor View

Near the bridge are large, white, wooden-framed houses that once belonged to sea captains and German merchants.

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor View
Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor View

There is abundance of hand-painted tiles made by school-age children, decorating the underside of the “Slow Bridge.” This is a public piece of art by artist Anna Berthelsen and many, many children. The children have described their dreams on thousands of small mirrored tiles.

Kristiansand, Norway, Decorative Tiles Under Bridge
Kristiansand, Norway, Decorative Tiles Under Bridge

This looks to be the top of an old lighthouse, maybe, and one can never have enough anchors!

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor View

Coming to the childrens’ park, it looks like some of the adults play here too. Playing outside is good for your heart and head, so shows the sand sculpture to the left.

Kristiansand, Norway, Sand Sculptures Along Harbor Park

Or you could play here………

Kristiansand, Norway, Otterdalsparken Harbor Park

or here………

Kristiansand, Norway, Otterdalsparken Harbor Park

or inside this fella………

Kristiansand, Norway, Otterdalsparken Harbor Park

Or enjoy some color on a pole…………

Kristiansand, Norway, Otterdalsparken Harbor Park

Or just dig in, at the water’s edge………….

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

or ride a pony………..

Kristiansand, Norway, Otterdalsparken Harbor Park

I loved the fountains………….

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

and the petunia tree stands……..

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

I could sit here all day……….

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

and look at it at every angle……..

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

This fountain reminds me of Stonehenge………

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach
Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

There are a grouping of fountains in the park………so restful………

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach
Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

And then there are the condos……whatever size you want………with a closed or open balcony and a great view of the sea………

Kristiansand, Norway, Otterdalsparken Harbor Park Condos

with your own flower garden……….

Kristiansand, Norway, Otterdalsparken Harbor Park Condos

Lots of condos………..just come out your front door and get in your boat………..

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

Or sit in one of many, small gardens on the shore line…….

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

and watch all the kids and folks in the park………

Kristiansand, Norway, Harbor Beach

I hope you have enjoyed our stroll along the shore…..and into this charming park and condo area…..it would make the perfect summer! There is a lot more to see in Kristiansand, so I’ll see you here again tomorrow!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Fabulous tour of the shore, thank you.

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  2. Jo Shafer says:

    Long ago I would have enjoyed bringing my young children here to play in and on those whimsical toys. Or are they called playground equipment? Modern safety-conscious equipment on today’s school playgrounds aren’t nearly as imaginative.

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  3. Lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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