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Is the gate to keep something from coming out of the ocean and terrorizing the local community?

No, the gates is the entrance/exit to a former military camp: Stavern was the site of an important Norwegian naval base from 1677 to 2002. Today the buildings in this camp/naval base are mostly used for training/conferences and art exhibits, but when I was a kid, early eighties, a friend I had visiting me in Stavern (my father grew up here + I spent my summers here) woke up crying as she thought the third world war had broken out due to the regular shots that echoed from the military base. It used to be one of the country's most prestigious military academies.

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