The Copper Tents

The Copper Tents

Koppartälten - The Copper Tents - DJI F450 with Gopro Hero3+Hagaparken, Solna, Sweden The Coppertents in Haga Park, built between 1787 and 1790, were commissioned by King Gustav III, and designed by the French architect and artist Louis Jean Desprez. With these three decoratively painted, copperplated tent facades, Louis Jean Desprez tried to create the illusion of a sultan's encampment on the edge of the forest.The tents were originally used as barracs and stables for King Gustav III's mounted guards and horses. The Royal Cavalry were the first to take up residence and they were responsible for guarding visiting royalty.Later, whenthe cavalry were no longer needed, the gardeners and and other park staff used the Coppertents as lodgings, and the stables housed cattle. The Middle tent was completly destroyed by a fire in 1953. The facade of the tent was rebuilt in 1964 under the direction of Ragnar Hjort. In 1977 the buildings behind the facade were rebuilt under the leadership of Torbjörn Olsson, Ragnar Hjort's successor.The Coppertents are included in the royal riht of disposition. They are a national monument and are administered by the Swedish National Property Board (SFV). 

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