Cold winter morning

Yesterday morning was cold...15 celcius below....brrrrrrrrr....but still a beautiful morning! :o)

Photo by: Stormel


Monday morning

Lots of snow in Oslo this Christmas...and this is one of the "hidden" cars that I passed on my way to work this morning. ;o)

Photo by: Stormel



President Obama is in Oslo

President Obama and his wife, Michele, arrived in Oslo this morning. I just watched Obama visit the Nobel Institute where both he and his wife signed a book to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. This photo is just from my TV, of course. Strangely enough, the photographers of Oslo Daily Photo weren't invited. ;-)

Helicopters circle over Oslo and many streets are closed for normal traffic, to ensure the President's security during his visit. Hopefully he will be safe.

Welcome to Oslo, President Obama!


School Dance

This is from a junior high school, where the pupils in their last year are arriving for a school dance. To some of us (who have lived a few decades longer), it seems a bit strange that 14-15 year olds arrive in limousines. But I bet they're having the night of their lives. :-)

To the left, some pupils arrive by horse and carriage. Nice! :-)

Look at that fantastic dress! This reminds me more of movie stars arriving to a huge party, than school children having a dance. Where is the red carpet? They must have forgot... :-)


New Holmenkollen

Do you remember what it looked like after they tore down the old Holmenkollen ski jump? They have been working on the site for a long time now, and just recently I could see this new construction. Still a long way to go, but at least more visible progression now. :-)

About Holmenkollen ski jump.


Good morning, Oslo

The winter has been dark and cloudy for a while now, but a couple of days ago this is what I woke up to.

Photo: Lothiane


May 17th, the National Day of Norway

It's been a lovely day in Oslo and in most of Norway today. The sun was shining, people were happy and lots and lots of children walked in the big parade to cheer for the king and the royal family.

The royal family on their balcony, waving to everyone.

After a lot of walking and watching, it's wonderful to relax with nice food and a lovely cake!




I like springtime, the world turns nice and warm, green and sunny! And there are flowers! Weeeeeeee! :o)

Photo by: Stormel


St.Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day
is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland, and it is generally celebrated on March 17. The day is the national day of Ireland.

In Oslo the Irish celebrated the St. Patrick's Day with a parade downtown today. And these girls represented the Nordic Society of Irish Dancers.

Photo by: Stormel


Almost full

The moon over Oslo this evening. It says on the internet that it's 99,1 % full.

Photos by: Lothiane



Telenor Arena is a new multi-use indoor stadium being constructed at Fornebu in the municipality of Bærum, Norway, just outside Oslo. It will be used for football matches and will be the new home ground of the football club Stabæk, but also for conserts and other events. The stadium is scheduled to open ahead of the 2009 season in Norwegian football.

The Australian hard rock band AC/DC performed at the arena on 18 February. This concert was the first of the European Leg of their Black Ice World Tour.

Photo by: Stormel



The grafitti says "No to EU! Yes to a lot!" At least I think that's what they mean. ;) The last word "møe" is a dialect word from Southern Norway and means "a lot" (mye).

Norway is still not a part of the European Union. Whether or not the country should apply for conventional membership has been one of the most dominant and divisive issues in Norwegian political and economic debate for several decades. The Norwegian people have voted 'no' twice, both in 1972 and in 1994.

If you want to read more about this, visit Wikipedia.

Thank you, Doug, for letting us use his photo!


Blindern Studenterhjem

Blindern is an area in Oslo, but also the name of the main campus of the University of Oslo. Near the university is Blindern Studenterhjem, a home for 220 students. The home opened in 1925 and the architect was Nicolai Beer. The beautiful building is listed/protected.

Thank you Doug for letting us use your photo! :)



My cousin sent me these photos, taken in Oslo yesterday. After a whole lot of snowfall and then a few foggy and grey days, we finally got some sunshine yesterday. The sun is starting to feel warm again and these icicles started melting.

Beautiful, isn't it!

Thank you, Løven, for letting us use your photos!


Cross country skiing II

Yesterday was a beautiful winter day, and lots of people went out skiing. This is from Bogstad, where the trail is crossing the lake.

Photo by: Stormel



Lots of snow

Oslo has had a lot of snow lately, which causes the typical winter chaos. There aren't enough snowploughs to clear the roads in time, so the smartest thing is really to just leave your car where it is parked and hope you'll be able to get it out later. Unfortunately, the usual alternative to cars is the metro, but the metro has big problems when it's snowing; it's often delayed and sometimes you will find that the train you need has been cancelled. Bummer...

The best thing really, is to just stay at home, light candles and drink hot cocoa while reading a good book. :-)

Photo by: Lothiane



Oscarshall is situated at Bygdøy in Oslo. It was built in 1852 for King Oscar I, and then sold to the Norwegian state in 1863. It has been at the disposal for Norwegian kings ever since.

The architectural style is patterned on the English neo-Gothic castle, which was typical in Scandinavia in the mid-19th century. In addition to the main building, the property consists of a park that stretches down to the fjord, where an open pavilion is located.

After being restored in the 1990s, the castle opened to the public as a museum.

Thank you so much, Anne-Sophie for letting us use your photo. Please visit at Ordinary Oslo.


Large Arch - Henry Moore

This piece of art can be seen at the beach called Huk at Bygdøy in Oslo. It's called Large Arch and was made by Henry Moore, an English sculptor.

Thank you Anne-Sophie at Ordinary Oslo, for letting us use her photo!


Metro station

"Tunnel of light" - from Nydalen metro station, one of the newest stations in Oslo. The escalators here have light and sound effects.

Thanks to Anne-Sophie at Ordinary Oslo for letting us use her photo!


Holmenkollen today

This is all that is left of Holmenkollen. The ski jumping arena has turned into a huge construction site.

Photo by: Stormel



This photo is from the street Torggata in Oslo. It was taken a couple of days ago, in the afternoon when the sun was setting. Thank you to SerendipityCat for letting us use her photo! :)

Photo by: SerendipityCat


Happy New Year!

2009 is here and hopefully it will be a good year for all of us!

Some changes will occur here at Oslo Daily Photo. We have run this blog for one and a half year and feel like we need a break. We will post photos, but not as often as before. Hopefully you will continue to visit us from time to time. :-)

Photo by: Lothiane


Theme Day: Best photo of the year 2008

Happy New Year everyone and thank you for all your visits and comments in 2008!

It's so hard to pick a photo to be the best of a whole year, but we chose this picture from Ystad Daily Photo. It's a beautiful motive which reminds us of the spring that we long for. The road reminds us of what lies ahead of us; which we do not yet know what is. The poem that Fredrik added beneath the photo is a lovely one which we think is such a fitting way to welcome the new year.


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

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