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Panorama picture from Bærum Municipality in Norway


Picturesque countryside and buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries form the backdrop to Bærums Verk. This old iron works from 1610 is one of the most distinctive shopping and handicraft centres in Norway.

Monet painted several scenes from the surrounding area: legend has it that he borrowed Fritz Thaulow´s bearskin when he stood out in the snow and painted! He liked painting Kolsåstoppen as a subject, but probably his best known work from this period is "Sandvika village in snow". The painting features Løkke bridge, which was cast in Bærums Verk in 1837 and still stands to this day in Sandvika.