The clock of Oslo Cathedral, broken by the blast from the bomb explosion, one week ago today.
Another clock, this is from Møllergata 19, quite near where the bomb went off. Møllergata 19 used to be a prison and police station, and was used by the Nazis during WWII. It's still a symbol of freedom fighters in Norway during the war.
We were all there to celebrate the civil confirmation of about 100 young men and women, and among them was my son. A beautiful and proud day. :-)
From 23 February The Nordic World Ski Championship has been held in Oslo. All the events is held at Holmenkollen’s new National Arena, which includes the new spectacular Holmenkollen hill and the naturally beautiful Midtstuen hill. During the WSC there have also been public and cultural events at Holmenkollen and activities especially for children.
The medal ceremonies has taken place in the University Square in downtown Oslo. There has been stage shows and a free concert every night, a separate mingling area, an exhibition of ice sculptures inspired by Edvard Munch and much more. Everything needed to create amajor celebration in Oslo. Both the competitions and the ceremonies have been enormously popular. 50 000 to over 100 000 people have gathered downtown every night!!
Todays picture is of one of the ice sculptures downtown, inspired by (I think) the painting "Evening in Karl Johan" of Edvard Munch.
The Cross-Country 50 km for men on Sunday will be the last competition in Ski-VM 2011. See more pictures from the championship at Ski-VM 2011's public gallery.
Photo by: Stormel
First, this brilliant photo of children playing in the snow. It's perhaps not easy to recognize, but they are playing on the slanting roof of the new opera house in Oslo.
Photo taken 2010 by man8os. Thank you so much for letting us borrow it!
Just a few minutes from the busy center of Oslo, you can enjoy beautiful nature. Sognsvann is a 3.3 km circumference lake just north of Oslo, Norway. It's a a popular recreational area, both in summer and winter. Read more about Sognsvann.
Photo by: Maria Gjerpe
I live next to a construction site. It's sometimes annoying (because of the noise), but it's also interesting to watch the changes from week to week. I take photos almost every day to document the process. (They're building 50 new houses, so this will probably take a while.)
The past few days they've placed this really huge crane there. I must admit I'd rather not be one who has to work at the top of it... I admire these men, it must be cold to do this work during winter time!
Photos by: Lothiane