These are modern houses, but built to look old. Grassy roofs were quite common in the old days, especially in the countryside. This picture was taken near Holmenkollen, an area where people usually are quite wealthy.
The name Telthusbakken is from a large canvas house that existed around 1700.
Telthusbakken is a narrow street located in Oslo, close to the center of the city. Almost all buildings along the street are old and traditional wooden houses, many from the period around 1815 when deeds were issued for the properties.
During the 1500s, the street which is now Telthusbakken was part of the main road passing the Old Aker Church, from east to west of Oslo and further across to the west coast. Sitting on top of the Telthusbakken hill, Old Aker Church was built around 1080 and is the oldest building still in use in Oslo.
The Oslo Stock Exchange (Norwegian: Oslo Børs) serves as the main market for trading in the shares of Norwegian companies. In additional to a wide range of domestic companies, the OSE attracts a lot of international companies within petroleum, shipping and other related areas. (From Wikipedia)
We have run this blog for quite a while, and feel like we need a break to do other things. We will still post photos, but not as often as before. Hopefully you will continue to visit us from time to time. :-)