The first electric billboard in Oslo, first lit the day before Christmas Eve in 1909. Hated by some, loved by others. The clock came later (1925). When it's dark, the billboard will light up, as you can see in this YouTube video. It's a landmark here, you can see it from far away. In the evenings I can see this from my balcony, and I live about 8 kilometers away.

Freia is a Norwegian chocolate factory. If you ever visit, you should have a taste of it!


Soon to graduate from high school

I met these two happy girls on Karl Johan, and they let me take their photo. You may wonder about their clothes, but this is typical clothing for graduating students this time of year. They're called "Russ", and they usually dress in red or blue costumes (depending on what kind of high school they're attending).



Spring is here, turn on the water!

In the background behind the trees, you can (barely) see the Parliament building. This photo is from the little park called "Spikersuppa" where this fountain is waiting to be filled with water. It should happen soon, we've had such wonderful weather the past few weeks.

Photo by: Lothiane


New Holmenkollen ski jump

Happy Easter to everyone!

The weather here in Oslo has been lovely all Easter, and according to yr.no's weather forecast, we'll continue to have sunny and warm weather in the coming days.

Today's photo is of the new Holmenkollen ski jump. You can see what the old ski jump looked like here.

Photo taken by: Lothiane's son