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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