Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Winter in Oslo


It is some years now since we had a snowy Winter in downtown Oslo, Capital of Norway.
We are used to snowy Winters, but you know, it allways takes some time to clean all Streets and Metro and Train Lines after a Heavy Snowfall.
And there are still people trying to drive, that should have stayed at home;)), or taking the Bus to their respective jobs
.

Here are some impressions from last weekend. (We were indoor with the Cats)

It did start Snowing. Slowly. It was all white grey. And Silent.

The Snow was light. But, you see it covered up.

We did stay indoor. Waiting for the Pathways and Roads to be cleaned from Snow.
(Some litters to get rid of - you know)

We did not serve Dinner outside last Sunday. You might have a clue why that would have been a stupid idea?

Instead, enjoyed it inside. Potatoes, Carrots, Parsley, red Pepper (Paprika), chilipepper, Bechamel Sauce and Fish Pudding. (No Curry this Sunday, as we do not mix chilipepper and curry). The best beverage is fresh water to this meal.

After Dinner, in the dark, we watched some lightning points outside. See the icicle on the Street Lights?

Look at this: Tuesday. Clear, Blue Winter Sky, and Sun shining on the Hills just North of down Town Oslo. The closest Hills, as you see here, raises to about 560 meters ( around 1750 feet) about Sea Level. Which is Oslo Harbour. You can take the Metro almost to the Top. And up there you can perform every kind of wintersports, even walk on you own feet and have excellent meals.

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17 Comments:

Anonymous RennyBA said...

Wonderful snow report from the Winter Wonder Land Tor! I'm so happy we have a real an normal winter in Norway again :-)

The dinner looks delicious - even if served indoors :lol:

February 10, 2009 8:51 pm  
Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I've been in Lake Tahoe when it snowed and it is indeed silent. It is beautiful, but I'm so glad I don't live in snow country. Okay, I don't like the cold.

The dinner looked really good. All of your food looks so very yummy.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Ana. :)

February 11, 2009 1:42 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Well it does look beautiful!!! And at least you have a car to handle all of your travels in. Dinner does look incredible!!!

February 11, 2009 2:52 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

It does look lovely and clean, Tor. But I don't blame you for eating inside...the cushions would be rather cold...lol.

February 11, 2009 3:01 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

Fish pudding? SOmething new :D

Sure looks cold there Tor :)

February 11, 2009 3:20 am  
Blogger Shadow said...

your photos take me right there. they are beautiful. the snow especially so since we don't get that here...

February 11, 2009 8:16 am  
Blogger VALKYRIEN said...

Not hard to see we live in the same city! Snow can be bautifull, today is one of those days; sunny, cold - but so wonderful to take a walk in the woods! Have a nice day!

February 11, 2009 10:42 am  
Blogger Maribeth said...

That's Beautiful, Tor! Splendid winter scenes.
I leave on Saturday for Berlin, Germany!

February 11, 2009 6:42 pm  
Blogger lime said...

oh i do love a bright blue sky after a heavy snow. unfortunately we haven't gotten much sun to go with the heavy snow we have gotten this winter. but your pictures are lovely.

February 11, 2009 9:08 pm  
Blogger Suzann said...

Beautiful blue sky dear one - and the snow is gorgeous as well - although I am thoroughly done with snow for this year (although nature will not be done with snow in our northland for quite awhile now) - just lovely, Oslo in the snow. Hugs across miles

February 12, 2009 6:23 am  
Blogger Umulige Emilie said...

I must be a very bad Norwegian. I haven't been skiing since I was 9...

But I do, however, enjoy the snow. Oslo looks good in a vail of white, or in this case: A doona cover! ;P

I don't mind being cold, aslong as it snows.

February 12, 2009 8:58 pm  
Anonymous ghee said...

The thick snow is such a sight!!
but yeah,you cant eat outdoor,stay inside and keep warm. :)

this dish looks healthy,Papa Tor!
thanx for sharing!

February 14, 2009 10:52 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I think all the countries that get snow are having an extra cold/hard winter this year, Tor, and I'm thinking that's good. We need to get back to those good ol' years of our youth, right? :)

February 14, 2009 4:48 pm  
Blogger Mrs Mecomber said...

You make Norway look so beautiful. I really enjoyed this post, learning more about life there.

February 14, 2009 5:07 pm  
Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

Beautiful snowy pictures Tor. Looks very much like it did here until the snow melted over the past week or two. Now we just had a little bit overnite..but not much. I'm looking forward to spring here Tor. Stay well and warm my friend... Love, Joy

February 14, 2009 8:07 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

What a marvelous atmosphere with all that white and nature. And a fresh and pur air, I imagine. We have a fresh winter too in Provence without snow here near Toulon. We didn't see for many years.

February 15, 2009 1:13 pm  
Blogger Kay Dennison said...

Lovely photos!!!! We had nearly record snow in Ohio in January. I am now tired of it and refuse to drive unless the roads are clear.

And yeah, I'll be over for dinner!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's nice meeting you!

February 15, 2009 8:07 pm  

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