In the middle of April I visited mission groups in Halden and near by. I had never visited this town before. Halden is a border town close to the Swedish border, southeast of Oslo.
In the old days the most likely enemy to invade Norway was Sweden. That is why there is a fortress in Halden. The Construction started in 1661. Nowadays it has no military significance, but is a popular tourist attraction.
The cannons point towards Sweden.
The view is magnificent, but it rained the day I was there.
The fortress seen from below. 下から見る城。
Many old houses below the fortress have been preserved. So Halden has both an old section and a new section. 古い町がよくまもられている。
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