Water skiing ll

The same water skiiers. The island behind them is called Hovedøya (translated to "the main island").

Photo by: Stormel


Water skiing

Someone was water skiing in the harbour last night. Behind them you can see a part of the city. You may among other buildings spot the opera, and behind it the Radisson SAS Plaza hotell. :o)

Photo by: Stormel



The Holmenkollen Troll

At Gratishaugen near Holmenkollen, you'll find this huge troll. It's 6,7 meters tall according to this webpage.

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson


Grassy roofs

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.

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson


Passing thunderstorm

Oslo at the end of June; a thunderstorm passing.

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson


Quiet street

Who would have thought that this quiet street is so close to the center of Oslo, but it is. The Church you see at the end of the street is St. Olav's Domkirke, a Catolic church.

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson



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.

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson


Gamle Aker Kirke

Gamle Aker kirke (Old Aker Church) is the oldest existing building in Oslo and was built around 1100. The church sits on top of the Telthusbakken, which you will find a photo of here tomorrow.

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson


The Oslo Stock Exchange

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)

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson





In 2006 an earlier law to ban begging was overturned, and since then Oslo has had an increase in beggers mainly from eastern European countries.

Photo: Mark Wilkinson


Karl Johan

Oslo's main street, Karl Johan, is filled with people during the nice summer days.

Photo: Mark Wilkinson


Metro arriving

The metros of Oslo bring you to almost all parts of the city.

Photo: Mark Wilkinson


Ibsen at Karl Johan

This must be a very patient person, pretending to be a statue of Ibsen. He seems to amuse people, though. :-)

Photo: Mark Wilkinson