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.

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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.


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Stortinget stasjon

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

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Ruter lives here

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

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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.

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

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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