The last day of 2008

This is my view on this last day of 2008. I don't think I will be able to see any firework in this fog. Hopefully it will disapear before midnight. ;o)

Happy New Year!

Photo by: Stormel


Mother-of-pearl clouds

André gave us this picture which is the view of Oslo, seen from Sinsen, at Christmas Eve. As you can see there was some beautiful Mother-of-pearl clouds that night! :o)

Photo by: André


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from us at Oslo Daily Photo! We hope you all will have a wonderful Christmas. :-)

Photo by: Lothiane


From Karl Johan street

This building on Karl Johan is quite beautiful, I think.

You can do some shopping there and then have a nice meal at Hard Rock Café.

Photo by: Stormel


Ibsen quotes

Henrik Ibsen, 20 March 1828–23 May 1906 was one of Norway's most famous authors ever. His writing has inspired a street artwork: From Arbins gate (Arbin's street) to the Grand hotel (where Ibsen lived and where he used to eat), you can find famous quotes from his plays.

This one says: Evigt ejes kun det tabte which translates into something like "Only that which is lost remains eternal".

Photo by: Stormel


Still open

Narvesen (a small shop often to be found near the metro stations) is usually open from early morning til late evening.

Photo by: Stormel


Amundsen & Nobile

Amundsen & Nobile is a very nice Italian restaurant in Frognerveien in Oslo. The food is good, and the staff speaks Italian! :o)

Photo by: Stormel


A rainy day

Today has been a rainy day. But the city looks good in the dark anyway. All the lights and the reflections at the wet ground makes it look good. This is the view outside the main entrance at the National Theatre a couple of hours ago. :o)

Photo by: Stormel


The king's garden

A lovely autumn day in the park outside of the Royal Castle in Oslo.

Photo by: Stormel


Park your bikes here

This almost looks like some piece of modern art, but it's for parking your bike. It looks really nice with all the autumn leaves.

Photo by: Stormel


Statue of Ludvig Holberg outside of the National theater in Oslo.

Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg (December 3, 1684 – January 28, 1754) was a writer born in Bergen, Norway during the time of the Dano-Norwegian double monarchy, and spent most of his adult life in Denmark. He was influenced by the Humanism, the Enlightenment and the Baroque. Holberg is considered the founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature,[1][2] and is best known for the comedies he wrote 1722–23.


Photo by: Stormel


Stortinget stasjon

From the metro station at Stortinget, which is close to the Parliament building and lots of shops in the center.

Photo by: Stormel


Ruter lives here

Downtown Oslo. If you are travelling by metro, bus, tram or ferries in Oslo, it's all run by Ruter #.

Photo by: Stormel


Still lovely days

Even though autumn is here and the days are getting shorter, we still have some really nice autumn days.

Photo by: Stormel


Oslo City

The Oslo City shopping mall near the railway station.

Photo by: Stormel



One of the entrances to the metro, in front of Byporten shoppingcenter.

Photo by: Stormel


Akerselva again

This is another photo from the Akerselva river in Oslo. A lovely evening photo from Anne-Sophie. :-)



We are so lucky to have another guest blogger. This photo is by André and his photo is from the river that devides Oslo in two: Akerselva river.

The river starts from the large lake Maridalsvannet (which also is the drinking water for a large part of Oslo's population). The river runs for 8.2 kilometers before it ends in the Oslo fjord and offers nice walks for those who are interested:

Follow the river Akerselva from Maridalsvannet to the centre of Oslo.
8 km with recreation, through forests and old history, fishing, swimming and several waterfalls. The highest waterfall is next to "Hønse-Lovisas hus", a small, red house, and the Beier bridge.

(From VisitOslo)

Here's a page about Winter Walk along the river Akerselva. And here's yet another page about the river walk for tourists in Oslo.


Fagerborg kirke

This is a lovely night-time photo of Fagerborg kirke (church), taken by our new guest blogger Anne-Sophie from Oslo gjennom mine øyne (Oslo seen through my eyes). She has a really nice photo blog in Norwegian, but you don't need to know the language to see the beauty and humour in her photos. :-)


Grassy roof

A quite new house, but built in the old style with grassy roof. It's quite cosy, I think. :-)

Photo by: Lothiane


Isn't this sad?

A while back we told you they are tearing down the skijump Holmenkollen, and this is what it looks like now. Not much left, just these sad parts. To the left you can see the Holmenkollen Park Hotel, a beautiful wooden building.

Photo by: Lothiane


Let's rest for a while

This cat has obviously found a nice place to rest; on top of a car that is still warm. :-)

Photo by: Lothiane


Why I don't like winter

A lot of people have a romantic view of what winter is like. This is mostly people who don't have snow where they live, and have probably never experienced winters at all. At least not the winters we usually have in Oslo.

Let me tell you what it's like:

It snows and it looks really nice for a short while. Then it starts melting and we get some kind of grey "soup" that we call "slaps". Slaps is horrible, really, but it gets even worse. After some days of melting and a lot of slaps, it may get colder again. In fact it gets so cold that the "slaps" freeze and the ground turn icy. This makes it very interesting to go out for a walk, sometimes you even end up in the hospital.

In this photo you get a good look at what the frozen "slaps" looks like. ;)

Photo by: Lothiane


Monday morning

I woke up to this view today. Beautiful, don't you think? :o)

Photo by: Stormel


Happy Halloween

Some Halloween hats for the kids. This tradition is quite new in Norway, but I'm sure I'll get some visitors asking for candy tonight. :)

If you want to buy a Halloween costume (or any other costume) in Oslo, then go to Festmagasinet Standard:

Photos by: Lothiane


Moonlight over Sofienberg

A view from an apartment near Sofienbergparken, near the city center. The big chimney in the background is probably one of the two chocolate factories nearby. I used to go to school in this area and remember how wonderful the smell was when the wind was in the right direction. :)

Photo by: Lothiane


First snow this winter

I woke up to a white Oslo today. I reacted like a child and thought it was exciting and beautiful. In about three days I'm going to be complaining about it and missing spring. :)

By the way: Thank you so much, Fio & Prado for the award! We really appreciate this nice gesture. Only a few days ago we made a similar post where we awarded some of our favourites. You can see them here.

Photo by: Lothiane


Something missing

Another picture of Holmenkollen after they started to tear down the ski jump.

A friend of mine, André, took this picture. :o)


Earlier in the autumn

This picture was taken two weeks ago. Now it's not that green around here anymore... ;o)

Photo by: Stormel


Irish visitors

The president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, visited Oslo last week, and there were lots of Irish and Norwegian flags outside the castle, and in Karl Johan Street.

Photo by: Stormel



Today I got this really nice surprise. Oslo Daily Photo received a "Blogging Friends Forever" Award from Ystad Daily Photo. Ystad has been my favourite daily photo blog for a long time, and I just love his pictures. A very inspiring blog! Thank you, Fredrik! :o)

I need to specify that Oslo Daily Photo had not existed without Lothiane, Mark and Imzadi, so of course I share this award with them! :o)

Now it is our turn to give the award to other bloggers following these rules:

1. Only five people are allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award

It's really hard to choose only five, but these are the ones we choose (random order):

1. Grenoble Daily Photo (Bleeding Orange)
2. Edinburgh Daily Photo (Dido)
3. Ramsey Daily Photo (Babooshka)
4. Copenhagen Daily Photo (Kathrine)
5. Auckland Daily Photo (Lachezar)


The old queen

The statue of princess Maud of Wales, who married Prince Carl - later King Haakon VII of Norway. She was the first queen of Norway in modern time, after hundreds of years of oppression by Denmark and Sweden. The royal palace of Oslo in the background.

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson


The end of Holmenkollen

This is the end of the old ski jump, Holmenkollen. They are planning to build a new ski jump and yesterday they started removing this famous landmark. It's sad, but nothing we can do about it. Here's a link to a video presentation of how they are going to tear it down.

We've showed you several photos from Holmenkollen and the area before on this blog. Please visit again. And in a couple of years we'll be able to show you photos of the new ski jump. It's supposed to be ready in 2010.

Photos by: Lothiane