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Kongsten Fortress in Fredrikstad old city

Exploring misty Kongsten Fortress, a dream fulfilled with my trusty drone by my side.

Photo by Kjartan Abel Nilsen / Østfoldmuseene

Capturing the enchanting Kongsten Fortress in Fredrikstad, Norway on a misty day was a dream I’d been nurturing on my bucket list for quite some time. It wasn’t until February 25, 2021, when the weather was shrouded in gloom, creating the perfect atmosphere for drone photography, that I finally seized the opportunity to immortalize this historical gem. My trusty companion at the time was the Dji Mavic Air Mini, but since then, I have has upgraded to the Dji Air 2s.

The pandemic, with its temporary closure of our museums, inadvertently provided us with the time and motivation to enhance our online presence and content offerings. One of the fruits of this endeavor is KulturPunkt, a cultural heritage web portal expertly developed by KulturIT. This platform now boasts a rich array of text, multimedia, and immersive 360-degree virtual reality experiences. And, as the icing on the cake, the mesmerizing drone footage of Kongsten Fortress will soon find its place on the KulturPunkt platform.

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Kjartan Abel is a sound designer, music composer, and immersive installation artist, known for his explorations at the intersection of technology and creativity. A seasoned museum nerd, AI enthusiast and tech enthusiast, Kjartan adeptly melds digital innovation with traditional media. His artistry extends to tinkering with Raspberry Pi, crafting unique experiences that resonate in today's tech-driven culture, often exploring the dimensions of space and time. With an MFA in Fine Art Media from The Slade School of Fine Art and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Kingston University, Kjartan’s blog offers a window into his multidisciplinary approach and his journey through the evolving landscape of New Media.

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