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Vippetangen I

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Hidden : 4/24/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Walk-in cache close to Oslo Waterfront. Accessible from outside of fence when the harbour is closed for cruise ship visits - see hint for details. Information about planned visits are here: Cruise Ship Visits, Oslo

Vippetangen



Vippetangen is the name of the southernmost point of Akersneset. The area got it's name after an old Vippefyr, which is a primitive, old type of "lighthouse" mounted on a lever arm to be raised and lowered by hand. Before the harbour was extended with concrete docks, the place had a natural rock and beach waterfront. At this place, there was a military execution peleton and also a stone quarry where prisoners used to work. The lion statues in front of Stortinget (The Parliament) where made here.

The place has also been used for public baths, landing place for steam boats (both local and to America) and grain storage as shown on the pictures below. You can still see the tall grain storage silos. Grain is delivered by boat and then moved to mills by trucks. Earlier, there used to be a separate tram line to transport the grains from the harbour to the mills along the Akerselva river.




Steam boat to Amemrica at Vippetangen. Close to the cache.
Foto: Unknown / Oslo Museum. Dette bildet er lisensiert under en Creative Commons 3.0 lisens.



Vippetangen bathing houses, 1899.
Foto: Unknown / Oslo Museum. Dette bildet er lisensiert under en Creative Commons 3.0 lisens.



The large grain storage at Vippetangen ca 1925.
Foto: Unknown / Oslo Museum. Dette bildet er lisensiert under en Creative Commons 3.0 lisens.


The grain tram in 1957
Foto: L. Welander / Oslo Museum. Dette bildet er lisensiert under en Creative Commons 3.0 lisens.


Vippetangen overview - 1952
Foto: R. Ingelsrud / Oslo byarkiv. Dette bildet er lisensiert under en Creative Commons 3.0 lisens.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Eng] Zntarg, ybj, evtug oruvaq yvsr fnivat evat
[Nor] Zntarg, ynig, ergg onx yvierqavatfoølr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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