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Downtown Oslo, Norway

Faith and I wandered around downtown Oslo one day. It was cool, overcast, and occasionally rainy, but a good day to explore the city. I was in Oslo from May 21-24, 2015.

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Rear Window outdoor art by Marisa Ferreira by the Central Station (from...(more)

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Some big pink flowerpots (why am I now sensitive to words that use the...(more)

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Faith and a sculpture of Arne Skarpeno the "father of the street children" who...(more)

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A triangular (technically pyramidal) sculpture near a church.


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The triangle and the church.


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Another sculpture by the church that is a bible quote on faith, hope, and...(more)

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More sculptures, on the side of the church. Some sort of eagle and alligator...(more)

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The door of the church. Faith thought the engravings might relate to the...(more)

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A statue of Christan IV a king of Denmark (and Norway) from the late 1500s...(more)

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A fountain with statues of three, count them, three(!) chickens.


The National Theater

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The National Theater and a statue of Bjornson, another bepigeoned figure, who,...(more)

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Pretty flowers by the National Theater.

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Colorful tulips. There were many pretty, colorful tulips all around Oslo. ...(more)

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Cool patterns of flowers near the national theater.

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Angry flowers!!! They have teeth.

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I had to test them to see how sharp they were. (Actually, they weren't.)

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A fountain outside of the National Theater.


The Royal Place

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Royal Place Guards guarding the Royal Palace (royally). They were not like the...(more)

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The view from the palace looking back down to downtown Oslo. It was a little...(more)

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...but there were trees in bloom!

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I was in Europe. There was a sign on the building. The sign indicated that it...(more)

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I don't really know what this sign means. My guess is that it's...(more)

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Cool sculpture outside of the Oslo Concert House (Konserthus).

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I have no idea what that was, just some puddle of spooge-like substance that...(more)

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Another shot of the artwork outside of the Concert House.

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Tulips!

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The Oslo City Hall from the back/water side.

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Art by the waterfront, a silver liquid-metal Terminator T-1000 looking diver.

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A close-up of the silver diver state with various reflections of me wearing my...(more)

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Statues in front of the City Hall depicting workers working doing their...(more)

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Electric cars plugged in in a street in Olso.

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More electric cars.

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Faith by a twisted, gnarled lilac tree.

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The Oslo parlaiment building.

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A lilac tree that was pretty twisted and gnarled and looked like it had a...(more)

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I figured I'd join in on the troll-facing in support of the tree.

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More pretty lilac trees.

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Downtown Oslo

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Pretty flowers.

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More pretty flowers. No, I'm not channeling Rorschach from The Watchmen.

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An older couple in traditional dress.

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The Hand Fountain is in the Kvadraturen (quadrature) area, named for the...(more)

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There were a number of people I saw downtown wearing traditional Norwegian...(more)

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This was a pretty building with a nice garden in front of it. I took the...(more)


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Oslo City Hall (Oslo rådhus), an iconic twin-towered building across the...(more)



The Opera House

The Oslo Opera House (Operahuset) was built in 2007, sits on the edge of the water, has angled walls that allow visitors to walk up to the roof and enjoy the view of Oslo, and is covered with Italian marble and white granite, giving it a striking appearance. It seems to be trying to out-Syndey-Opera-House the Syndey Opera House, and is certainly in the running.

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The streetside view of the Oslo Opera House.

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The side of the opera house plus the glass and steel sculpture called She Lies.

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A big cememt tube sat on the beach area next to the Opera House.

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For some reason people needed to walk in it and have their picture taken.

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So did I, striking a pose.

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And in a dramatic silhouette too!

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The front enterance to the Opera House with a statue on the left side of the...(more)

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Looking back at the cememt photo-tube.

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A statue of Kirsten Flagstad, a world-renown, and Norway's most famous,...(more)

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Looking up the ramp with me waving at the top like a loony.

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A white metalic wall on the roof.

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A view of the metalic wall on the roof.

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Faith was talking on the phone to the apartment owner's boyfriend...(more)

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Frank doing his version of the "Despicable Me" shadow, even though...(more)

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The view of She Lies from the top of the Opera House.

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A view of the bay/inlet/water by Oslo from the Opera House

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Just beyond the Oslo Opera House there was some sort of running event going on....(more)

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Everybody was kunk-fu fighting...

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Those kids were fast as lightning...

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It was a little bit frightning... (So, some dude was practicing his Tai Chi on...(more)

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View of downtown Oslo from the roof of the Oslo Opera House.

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She still lies (and a cruise ship in the background)...




This page last modified Jul 03, 2015.
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