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Thereses gate is a princess among queens. Named after the Swedish princess Therese of Sachsen-Altenburg, the street is surrounded by several past queens of the Swedish royal family: Queen Joséphine of Leuchtenberg, Queen Louise of the Netherlands and Queen Sofia of Nassau all have gates named after them. When the street was built in the late 19th and the early 20th century, Norway still belonged to Sweden, and this is how the Norwegians honoured the Swedish royal family.

Something about Thereses gate, however, sets it above the rest. No other…

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