The photo was taken near the castle (Akershus festning). Walking down these stairs would take you in the direction of the city hall, and the shopping area "Aker brygge".

Photo by: Lothiane



The Akerselva river runs through Oslo from Maridalsvannet and exits in the Oslo fjord by the new opera house. The river is 8-9 kilometers long, and along it runs a nice walkway system for those who enjoy hiking.

I've thought of walking by the river for a long time, and the other day I got the chance to walk along the river for a little while. It's really nice, and obviously lots of people enjoy this area.

Photos by: Lothiane



This used to be the main office for "Norges Bank" (central bank of Norway), situated at Bankplassen opposite of Engebret Cafe, from yesterday's post.

The building is from 1906 and was the main office until Norges Bank moved into new premises in a larger building nearby in 1986. From 1990 the building has been the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Photo by: Lothiane


Engebret Cafe

This is the oldest restaurant in Oslo (that is still serving). It's from 1857 and used to be the meeting place for actors and actresses from the Christiania Theater back in the old days.

Engebret is situated on "Bankplassen" (the bank square) and is definitely worth a look inside. Unfortunately, the prices are so high that I can't afford to eat there, but I did enjoy something cold to drink.

Photos by: Lothiane


For football lovers

I haven't watched even one minute of the World Cup, but lots of people love to follow every minute of it. When the weather is nice, like now, it's probably very nice to sit outside in the sun and watch the matches on a huge screen. This is from the castle, Akershus festning, in Oslo center.

Photos by: Lothiane