Couple days in Oslo
Since I work in a Norwegian company I tend to fly to Oslo from time to time. And this time I decided to take my camera and picture some interesting aspects of this city.
I start my post by showing probably the most popular building in Oslo - National Opera house.
It is a unique building. You can easily walk all the way around it as well as climb on top of it.
This is a small sculpture by the opera house. Kind of a symbol of a rising cliff from the water.
At the entrance you can find lots of different exhibitions.
The view on the Oslo from the Opera house. You can see a ski jump at the very end of the city up the hill.
The angled exterior surfaces of the building are covered with Italian marble and white granite and make it appear to rise from the water.
A new district right by the opera house. It looks just amazing. Every house has its own unique design.
A bench with the view on the opera house.
The city is full with tiger sculptures. When I asked about it, I was told that Oslo counts as the city of tigers. But no one knows why :)
The main street that leads right up to the house of parliament.
A book store right on the street.
Oslo wooden sign as a city decoration.
Most of the traffic light in the center of Oslo have double red lights. Still don't know why is it like this? It's for the colourblind people, so that they could better see which light is on.
At one point I've noticed lots of mini coopers down the street. "That's something new" - I thought.
Every fountain and sculpture has its own unique design.
The "Glove". This is the name of the statue. It used to be a market at this square. Now it's just a very pretty round about.
Another interesting piece of art right in the middle of the city.
And here is one of the most popular areas in Oslo - Aker Brygge.
It is a popular meeting place for shopping, dining, and entertainment. It hosts almost 12 million visitors a year which makes Aker Brygge Norway's biggest destination.
This is one of the most expensive districts in Oslo, with many yachts and modern buildings.
A statue of cannon at the Aker Brygge that reminds of the war times.
Light house watch tower by the water.
Modern art museum in Oslo
This is a unique museum that holds all kind of different pieces of art and sculptures, even the ones that are too ugly or offensive to put in others art museums all over the world.
Like this sculpture for instance. I'm not sure if this small "poo with eyes" is a real art, but I suppose it does belong here :)
The whole building itself is pretty awesome. It stands on the water and made out of wood, glass and steel. Looks really modern.
Here are some buildings of the Aker Brygge district. It hosts the most expensive apartments in Oslo.
The area consists of a shopping center with shops and restaurants, a cinema, office space, and apartments.
I like the level of details. Here is a bench for example, that has it's own lightning in the grass and speakers with a pleasant music by the sides.
I was lucky to witness the acrobatic show that took place at exactly the same time I was passing by. Have to admit - these guys are amazing.
It looks so easy. I bet it's not.
They showed us some clown tricks..
At one point one man ignited himself. He was wearing a special suit but still it looked quite scary.
After standing for about 10 seconds or so he finally jumped into the water.
I caught the very moment when he hit the water. The flames were pretty huge.
At the end I have to say that he was alive and pretty much ok and intact. The crowd loved the show.
The last stunt consisted of jumping from the very top of the platform. Can imagine how high it must have been for him.
The Aker Brygge district from the boat.
As you can see it keeps developing. I suppose in a few years time it will become much larger and probably even more beautiful.
And here you can see the popular ski jump. It's a shame I didn't have time to see it closer. Well, maybe next time :)
Such a beautiful place. You are in the city but feels like somewhere hundreds miles away from it.
On the other side of the Aker Brygge there is a place with a memorial for the first Norwegians Arctic explorers. Such small people by the way. Unfortunately the names of the heroes are missing.
At the end of my last evening I was offered to be driven by a boat. And how can you say no to this. Driving your own boat right down the coastline of Oslo. Can it get any better than this?
One of the most amazing houses I've ever seen. A house on the cliff. Gorgeous.
Here we can see other new buildings and as always each of them is just a piece of architectural art.
The Oslo consists of countless small bays. You have to drive for about 3 hours straight to get to an open sea.
I really love the landscape. Small cliffs everywhere. Looks awesome.
Here comes the end of our journey. After we have parked our speed boat we went to have some supper and the next day I already had to fly back to Riga. I hope you enjoyed this wonderful city as much as I have or at least got a small insight on the beauty of it.comments powered by Disqus