Nordre gate 9

The bright yellow-painted building was designed by Karl Norum and completed in 1903. It’s situated just around the corner from his two other famous works, Hotel Britannia and the Posthuset which I already wrote about.


Nordre gate 9 is Norum’s first work in Jugendstil and one of the city’s most complete examples of the style. It’s a text book example of Jugendstil architecture featuring all the characteristic markers. As we can see from the drawing, the building originally had horseshoe-shaped shop windows on the ground floor which today are sadly lost.

I’ve shot this one on 2 different occassions, one with fish-eye, but I’ll have to revisit for the 3rd time as well to zoom in on the many details.

Nordre gate (1)Nordre gate (2)Nordre gate (3)




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