Tuesday, August 31, 2010

OsloBG – Friday, August 20, Part 3 – Meeting friends on a tiny Island – with Champagne and Dinner.

My dear readers may remember our French and Swedish blog-friends had a culture and walk-in-the-nature day, so far this Friday. (Above Viking Symbols)
Due to the OsloBG-rules, every participants could discover Oslo after their own preferences. In a  very short time – 3 Days. I tell you, after living 65 years in Oslo – I have still secrets to discover…and all the live Music Concerts every evening..

After our cultural and walking in the Narure efforts, we were eager to meet more blog-friends for Dinner. At a tiny Island just a one minute swim away from Bygdöy peninsula.OsloBG - Dinner at Lille Herbern - Waiting for the Ferry - 25 meters 
Going to Lille Herbern Island and restaurant is only 25  (75 feet) meters by Boat. My Sons Girlfriend have a Sailboat here (Oslo Sailing Club).
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A Cruiseship passing – Our ferry: Max 11 passengers - ;)

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After a long walk – for hours – we needed some refreshments. Pink Champagne - like the colour of my face. LOL.
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Suddenly more bloggers arrived - We are friends - you can see that
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We had dinner. What for Dinner? DianeCA

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Even the cruise-passengers envied us. But none of them were member of the OsloBG-team. So they were not invited;)
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Norwegian Trout or in French: Truite saumonée - recipes OsloBG - Dinner at Lille Herbern - My Guestd and Pink Cremant de Burgundy
OsloBG - Dinner at Lille Herbern - Portugal and Scotland 

Yes, it really was indeed a Day and Evening to remember with good blog-friends in Oslo.
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Pierre and Mr Lifecruiser ended up – in our Winterhome –playing like young boys. while  Papa talked with the wonderful ladies - LOL;) 

Don’t you think we had a wonderful Day?

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Monday, August 30, 2010

OsloBG – From Downtown to Marine History

Friday, August 20 – part  2 - Afternoon
In my last post the last Photo was a Cruise Ship anno 20XX.
This time we will cruise 1200 years back in Maritime History. Even discover some of the most adventures persons in humans history.

You’ll find it all at Bygdöy, the penninsula in Oslo where I grew up from the 1940’ies. To visit you have 4 options of Public Transport, unless using your own legs or swim: Public Bike, Bus, Boat or Taxi.

Ferry from Oslo City Hall
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We preferred the Boat – free ride with The Oslo Pass  from just outside The City Hall (The Bus as well #30 from outside The National Theater – Yearly Ibsen Theater Festival).
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And the Ferry departs from just outside the Nobel Piece Center, in the background.
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Look here, a traditional Norwegian wooden “Motorboat” and a new cruise ship  - both heading for Oslo. Popular destination
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We relaxed on the Ferry after some hours visiting Akershus Fortress and Castle  - Sunshine – Hooray.

The strongest ship in the World: Fram
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First stop was the Fram. The Polar Ship that brought Roald Amundsen to Antartica and the first ever visit to The South Pole.
And also so far has been to surface ship that has been closest to the North Pole. Crazy Norwegians? Why? I you want to know, read this about the strongest ship in world
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Claudie inside Fram – in the Saloon
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Cabin inside Fram. Very small to stay for years.

Thor Heyerdal’s adventures and Scientific Expeditions
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The second Museum, 20 seconds away: The Kon-Tiki
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and Ra II.
It is even as well copies from Heyedahl expedition to the Easter Islands in this world famous museum.
Surprised there is a Museum and an Institute for Pacific studies here in Oslo? Well, Vikings are known for travelling at the Oceans.

Viking Ships ahead
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Then we had a 12 minutes or so walk to the Viking Ships.
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Look at the Wood Carvings made nearly 1200  years ago. From a sledge and a Wagon.
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After the Viking Ship Museum, which is very close to my childhood home, well, we went “my old Road” …

Walking to Paradise Bay
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… passing the open air museum with an impressive collection of Norwegian Houses and Culture from about 1120 uptil the 20th century. Think about it – so many Museums covering 12oo years of Norse history – within walking distance. Even the Pleasure Castle Oscars Hall and the Holocaust Center
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… and even to Paradise Bay, where I learned to Swim about 60 years ago. Claudie are checking the Water Temperature
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… and Pierre was exited by the fresh air
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Nearby is the memorial for all that dead during the Sunami in The Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004.
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Here I used to play as a kid – in the 1950’ies. Our Summer House is in the remote Hills…

Then: We walked for about 25 minutes to meet and have dinner with other  wonderful OsloBG participants….
You will find their experiences here

That will be another story, in my words and photos, so stay tuned……

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

OsloBG: A visit to Akershus Fortress and Castle

It was a great time we had together during the OsloBG. As you might have observed from other Blogs and Facebook reports from the Event:  Oslo is a City of contrasts. New and old hand in hand.
Friday, August 20 – part 1
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Brunch Table in Winterhome – Lifecruisers and Lazaza’s
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Waiting for the Bus (Free ride with Oslo Pass)
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Arrived at Oslo Central Station
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A cup of  coffee before entering the Fortress and Castle
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Tombs of King Hakon 7 and Queen Maud to the left and King  Olav 5 and Crown Princess Märtha to the right.
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Details from The Akershus Castle in Oslo
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More details from Akershus  Fortress and Castle in Oslo, Norway.
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Claudie is entering ....
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The Dining Room
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More details and the Chappel
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A big Room for 6 people to have a meal. So it was in the Medivial – in Royal familiesDSC_0055 
And outside  a  Cruiseship suddenly brought us back to 2010.

More to come from Friday, August 20-2010…

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