Friday, August 15, 2008

Papa went Downtown Oslo and met friends on a TORsday

My dear readers knows I live in Oslo. But I are not often in Down Town Oslo, with all the entertainment this city/town of 550 thousand people offers. There is far more cafe/restaurant seats than elsewhere around the Globe per capita. Surprised? I think so. Don't be ashamed. You are not alone.
And Oslo is among the fastest growing cities in Europe. Just now. We have 4 seasons and mild Winters. Alpine slopes 20 minutes by metro up to the Hills. We can Swim in the Fiord during Summer. Art, Museums, Nature is also of course right outside. What more do you want? Golf? Horseriding, Bird watching, Canoing, cross country skiing/biking, Fishing, walking, Hiking, Art Galleries, Beaches, Viking history... come on tell me. I'm here too. LOL.

Friends. To share. To talk and listen. Enjoy - life.

I did this TORsday afternoon and evening. Planned before Vacation. The meeting.

Here we are at the first outdoor cafe were we met. You might know the person to the left? But who is in between the bloggers you might know?

Another view from "Stortorgets Gjestegiveri - The Back Yard. Charming 1700 century style.

Then we went another Place. Old buildings. Are we so old we can't go to a modern designed outdoor Cafe? The answere is easy. We wanted to talk, talk and talk. The modern cafes have to loud Music for us to have a great and memorable conversastion.

On our way to the new (old place) - we passed this outdoor cafe. 350 years old buildings around.

And right across, on the same Plaze - a sculpture - A Glove with running Water.

Here the 3 youngster are giving a Toast to the World of Bloggers.
We are in fact sitting in the Backyard of what was Oslo Town Hall for many decades. Very relaxing environments. We had Fish Soup for Dinner. Delicious. With Bread and Cold pressed Olive Oil spread directly on our slices of Bread.

What a wonderful evening with special and good friends in downtown Oslo (Norway).

More to come from my journey to USA and Sweden, so stay tuned for more fun and experiences.

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Blogger Shionge said...

Yes what a beautiful day Toraa and I wish you a happy weekend too :D

August 15, 2008 2:20 am  
Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I know you and Renny. Not the one in the middle though. I would have loved to share lunch and a wonderful glass of wine with all of you. Well, if girls are allowed that is. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Big hug to you and Anna. :)

August 15, 2008 4:51 am  
Blogger Suzann said...

Hello - Oslo is lovely - the fountain is interesting. So happy you had a nice time and Renny had left a comment to say he would see you tonight. Good friends make life happy and worthwhile.

August 15, 2008 5:25 am  
Anonymous ghee said...

What a Torsday Blast,Tor!!!
Yes,i know who are in the left and right foto...but in the middle?hmmm..

I was touched with what youve friends are real friends,you and Renny are the best example. :)

wow,youre traveling a lot!looking forward to seeing the updates then!

Im glad Im back and heard from you,Tor...thanx!miss yah!!


August 15, 2008 5:48 am  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

I do agree: the very best way to celebrate TORsDay: Pub crawling, drinking, eating and talking. Thanks for a wonderful evening Tor and Gunnar. I'll probably post about it tonight :-)

August 15, 2008 9:42 am  
Anonymous Maribeth said...

Looks like a wonderful time with fellow bloggers. Sunshine, good drink and good food~!

August 15, 2008 3:07 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

Tor... you are certainly having an international BLOGGERFESTIVAL meeting bloggers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean!
We are all so lucky that such meetings can be accomplished in this modern world! I am so glad you are enjoying your travels, and that Anna and the kitties are pleased to see you come home.
Hugs and smiles to you!

August 15, 2008 4:00 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Ah, such a nice time. I love the old architecture. And the glove sculpture is awesome. So is the cheering blogfriends!

Me? I got something running to - a flooding nose! *giggles*

I hope this cold will pass quickly!

August 15, 2008 9:35 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I can't tell you how fun it was to see the glove with the running water! Something I have seen with my own eyes, :)

August 16, 2008 11:05 am  
Anonymous GunnarB said...

Thanks for a memorable evening Tor. Meeting you and Renny and catching up since our last beer and wine was memorable. And thanks for pictures and enjoyable writing :-)

August 16, 2008 4:43 pm  
Blogger Veronita said...

Que hermosa fiesta de jardin! Se los ve a todos muy felices y en un bello dia! Me alegra que hayas pasado un dia tan hermoso rodeado de amigos!

August 17, 2008 9:35 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I waa over at Renny's and had to come see more pictures! It is always fun to see your city, my dear....Such pretty places where you can sit and talk and HEAR yourselves.....I will never understand what the whole thing is these days in Restaurants where the "sound" is so terrible and then that is made worse by very very LOUD Music! It's nuts!

August 18, 2008 5:13 am  

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