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Rose Valley

Rose Valley
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 57] (1145)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-06
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Artwork
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-01 12:19
Viewed: 2110
Points: 10
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The Manor from 1665 Rosendal
In 1658 there was a wedding between Norway’s wealthiest heir, Karen Mowat and a poor but proud Danish nobleman. Karen Mowat and Ludvig Rosenkrantz were given the farm Hatteberg as a wedding present. They built their home here, and called it Rosendal. It was finished in 1665.

King Christian V of Denmark-Norway gave the estate status as a barony in 1678. There were more than five hundred farms in its domain. Rosendal was an entailed estate owned by the Rosenkrone family from 1745 to 1927, when it was donated to the University of Oslo.

Ludvig Rosenkrantz and Karen Mowatt's small manor from the 1660ies is surrounded by a beautiful and historic garden with a renaissance garden, a romantic landscape garden and the kitchen garden. fom Rosendal Garden you get a grand view of the enveloping mountains Malmangernuten, melderskin and Laurdalstind, and of the waterfalls Hattebergfossen and Hardangerfjorden. The garden has been built up over several hundred years of changing styles and fashions in gardening, Here you can experience more than 300 years of garden history.

From the first Snowdrops in January there are flowers and bushes in bloom most of the year. The spring is beautiful with fruittrees in bloom, tulips, daffodils and ascension lilies. In early summer the Wisteria blooms and covers the southern wall of the manor with wonderful blue stems. I June the rhododendron and asalea in many different colours. The roses bloom in full by Juli, and stay in bloom far into the autumn. The Rose garden is limited westward by a 300 year old buksbom. It is a leftover from the old renaissance garden f Ludvig Rosenkrantz and Karen Mowatt.

The wonderful rose garden with the whitewashed manor and the mountains in the background, is a beautiful sight or everyone coming to enjoy te manor, the garden and the landscape.

I will show some of the beautiful roses in my next posts.

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Hi Malgorzata,
excellent compo indeed,
beautiful rich colours here,
great pov,
welldone my dear friend and tfs,
:) tomorrow

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-08-03 6:12]

Witaj Malgorzata,
Wspanialy ogrod z tymi rozami,a nie przewruci sie ten dom,ladna scena na tle tych gor.Pieknie skopiowana na tym zdjeciu ta urocza sceneria.Wspaniale i ciekawie opisane.Tylko aparat do reki i robic te piekne roze i oklice.
Dziekuje a zaraze zycze milej Niedzieli.

Witaj Malgorzata
Olbrzymi dom z ciekawa histria,ladne otoczenie i wspanialy ogrod.
Ladna pelna kolorow fotografia.

What a beautiful, colorful photo. I love the red and green contrast!

Siema Malgoska!
Przesliczne rozyczki. Po ladnych miejscach wedrujesz. Wspaniale kolorki.
3maj sie!

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