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    Porsgrund Porselensfabrikk

    by Svartkledd Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Porcelain from Porsgrund

    The Porsgrund Porcelain Factory was founded in 1885 and they have produced high quality china since then, non-stop. In the "Porsgrund" collection you will find china for all occasions. Porsgrund is very proud of their production of china for the Royal Castle. They have delivered Royal China to the three Norwegian "royal generations" that have reigned in Norway since its independence in 1905. The factory buildings, which look the same as they did in 1885, are located on the west side of the Porsgrunn River.

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    Galleri Porsgrund

    by Saagar Written Mar 6, 2005

    An in-house museum gallery with theme exhibitions changing every three months. Mainly porcellain art by guest artists attached to the Porsgrund Porcellain Factory.

    Opening hours as for the sales outlets.

    You can also visit the factory departm,ent where tha hand painting artists are performing their work.

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    The Porsgrund Museum

    by Saagar Updated Mar 6, 2005
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    Newly established factory museum celebrating the 120 years history of Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik. Complete history.
    Guided tours at 10, 11, 13 and 14 o'clock. all days of of the week incl. Saturdays and during advertised Sunday opening hrs. Check for the latter.

    Factory guided tours shows the entire porcellain making process from A to Z. Presumably very interesting. Tours at 10, 11 and 13 hrs. Call for tours as you have to prebook. Number of persons irrelevant. Call 35562100 or contact them at post@porsgrund.com

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    The main street, west bank

    by Saagar Updated Mar 1, 2005

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    Vestregate

    Porsgrunn is split by the river.
    Both sides of the river have a riverbank parallel road. The one on the west bank ("Vestsiden")is more "domestic" and housing oriented in contrast to the shopping/business road on the east bank.
    The Vestregate-Bybakken streets are idyllic.

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    The main street, east bank

    by Saagar Updated Mar 1, 2005

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    Shopfronts in Storgata

    This is the main shopping and business street in Porsgrunn- Storgata (= "big street"). It runs parallel to the river from herøya and way up, and you get a feel for the city by walking this road from Downtown to a small canal just past the Østre Brygge-located toruist office. Start at the southern end with the Downtown mall and proceed up to the small harbour side market square.

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    Worth seeing: tourist info

    by Saagar Updated Feb 28, 2005

    I incidentally followed directions to the tourist info (the infamous "i") and came to the "House of Pain Tatoo". They did a piercing job on tourist information. A sideline?
    Maybe it's pain in the winter and tourists in the summer?

    My advice: try their web site instead. The tourist info web site, not the torture one...

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    Statue of children

    by Saagar Written Feb 28, 2005

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    Children statue

    Norwegian cities are in fact known for all their statues in public places. porgrunn has a less than average share of these.
    But they have certainly one statue nicer than the average: this one of children playing in the rain, watching intntly a butterfly they have found.

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    Hairdressers' Paradise?

    by Saagar Updated Feb 28, 2005
    Tango hairdressers'...

    Never,never, never, never have I ever seen such a concentration of hairdressers and barbershops....
    I walked for 20 minutes with my camera just for the fun, and the total (not knowing of any of this beforehand!) came to 7. See my album for the total add-up.
    Mind you, this city is not big. 15 minutes from one end to the other - walking....

    Given all this competition there should be some decent bargains on haircutting???

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    War memorial park

    by Saagar Written Feb 28, 2005

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    War memorial park

    Porsgrunn has a very sober and solemn war memorial which commemorates heroes and victims of 2nd World War and the German occupation of Norway.

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    Fjord trips

    by Saagar Written Feb 28, 2005
    Ship for hire

    For charters, this ship is available for parties, tour groups, conferences and just simply cocktail or dinner cruices. The trips may take you all thorugh the Brevik current and out to open sea.

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