"Nordland Kultursenter" (5 of 5)
The residence of the old vicarage contained several art treasures from 1747 when titular bishop Friis resided there. He commissioned Gottfrid Ezekiel from Königsberg in East Prussia to decorate walls and ceilings in several rooms with scenes of hunting, elegant people playing music and large sailing ships. As the old building was about to be demolished, the college's first principal took care to rescue the best canvases as well as some decorated doors and beams. In 1899 the canvases were hung in the principal's garden room, and this room is today called the Ludvig Filip Room. The paintings are among the few surviving Norwegian rococo wall and ceiling paintings.