Couple hours in Oslo.
Flying back from Iceland I've had to make a stop in Oslo. It wasn't much but I sure got to see the very center of it and get the main idea of the city.
First thing you see when you exit the train station in Oslo.
Main clock tower. Looks pretty ugly to me.
Some cold wet benches. But looks cool.
The city was once referred to as Tigerstaden (City of tigers) by the author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson around 1870. To the extent the 1000 year jubilee was celebrated by a row of tiger sculptures around the City Hall.
The weather wan't the best to be honest. In general the city looked quite grey.
Different statues all around the city. This one reminds me of a leg.
Another fountain. Could look good at summer time.
And this is a new center block.
The Oslo Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.
Several art projects were commissioned for the interior and exterior of the Opera House.
Great place to take a walk.
The most notable is She Lies, a sculpture constructed of stainless steel and glass panels by Monica Bonvicini.
Very neat idea to make it possible to climb on the roof.
Nice view from the roof.
Oslo opera house.
Inside the Opera house.
All street are pretty typical. Except for the traffic lights. Did you notice there are two red lights? Just like in Germany. Turned out they are ment for the color blind people.
Another statue of a hand. I guess it really means something.
Not many people in the center.
President place at the end of the street.
Even though it was quite cold bicycles are still very popular in Oslo. And in fact the cheapest way of transport.
Even in November you can have a cup of coffe right outside on the street.
Beautiful old buildings.
In general not much to see in the center.
All trees are protected form people running into them.
It got dark quite quickly. So we headed to the restaurant in the very center of business block.
It made an impression on me. Very modern place.
Another statue of a polar bear this time.
Apartments here are among the most expensive in Europe.
Cool restaurant and bar.
I've no idea what this statue represents but it looks really stylish.
Another fountain with a statue. City really puts a lot of effort on them.
Finally I've found at least one church. At this point my lenses began to froze so I took this last photo and decided to call it a day.comments powered by Disqus