Askim Folkepark – Askim People´s Park

Today was an excellent day for a bike ride and taking pictures.
I might have mentioned it before; the few places in this town I can call my sanctuaries. Surrounded by nature and silence…. nothing beats that. You know, just let your mind go with the flow… :)

So here is one of them; Askim Folkepark (AFP) (folk means people in norwegian, Askim is the name of the city and park….go figure ;)

The park´s grand era was during the time the local rubber factory “Viking Askim” was in full operation; from 1919 until 1991.

The AFP used to be a natural point of gathering for the workers.
Saturdays were dancing nights in the park, a lot of festivities, local bands on stage and so on…

The park is located centrally in the town, and has a little pond.

And of course the cultural heritage.
In the park there are seven burial mounds from the Iron Age.
The tombs are roughly equal in size with diameters ranging from 9 to 13 meters and height of 0.5 to 1.5 meters.

Here are the photos from my little sanctuary…

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