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PICTURES from HORTEN

The coastal strip stretching from Horten to Åsgårdstrand offers unique experiences for bird and animal watchers. Åsgårdstrand is best known as the place where Edvard Munch painted "The Girls on the Bridge". The National Park with its famous Borrehaugene grave-mounds is both a nature and historical experience.

 Åsgårdstrand  
Hans Heyerdahl, Åsgårdstrand, AAsgaardstrand Åsgårdstrand was increasingly known as an important center for artists and painters and since the 1880s a vast number of internationally famous painters has either visited or lived in the town. Painters like Edvard Munch, Christian Krogh and Hans Heyerdahl. Åsgårdstrand is best known as the place where Edvard Munch painted "The Girls on the Bridge".

The reason for this is the very special light which the best artists either went to Åsgårdstrand in Vestfold or Skagen in Denmark to experience.

 Hans Heyerdahl (Painting)