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Panorama picture from Drammen Municipality in Norway




LANDFALLØYA

Gamle Landfalløya (Old Island) was a separate district just outside town, a place where neighbourhood farmers would trade. The first bridge to the island was built in 1867 when Randsfjord Railway was connected to Drammen. The old bascule mechanism from this bridge can still be seen. At the end of the bridge is Fløia, an old stately home from 1847.

On the other side you will find Gulskogen estate from 1804, a pearl among manors, featuring a rococco park with peacoks and guinea hens, canals and a love maze. The collection at Gulskogen Gård (Farm) home of the artist Peder Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892). He is above all noted for "Åsgardsreien", a dramatic motif based on a Norwegian folk legend.