When Christian IV founded Christianssand in 1641, part of his master design was to convert a forested area into a beautiful park. However, by the mid-19th century, most of the trees had become lumber for building homes. It was nicknamed “Disgusting Health.” In 1862, General Oscar Wergeland took the initiative to restore the land’s splendor. During the next several years, his garrison soldiers planted 10,000 trees. By the turn of the century, that number had grown to over 150,000. It is once again a beautiful place to enjoy as this woman laying on a rock can confirm.