OsloBG – From Downtown to Marine History
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
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).
And the Ferry departs from just outside the Nobel Piece Center, in the background.
Look here, a traditional Norwegian wooden “Motorboat” and a new cruise ship - both heading for Oslo. Popular destination
We relaxed on the Ferry after some hours visiting Akershus Fortress and Castle - Sunshine – Hooray.
The strongest ship in the World: Fram
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
Claudie inside Fram – in the Saloon
Cabin inside Fram. Very small to stay for years.
Thor Heyerdal’s adventures and Scientific Expeditions
The second Museum, 20 seconds away: The Kon-Tiki
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
Then we had a 12 minutes or so walk to the Viking Ships.
Look at the Wood Carvings made nearly 1200 years ago. From a sledge and a Wagon.
After the Viking Ship Museum, which is very close to my childhood home, well, we went “my old Road” …
Walking to Paradise Bay
… 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
… and even to Paradise Bay, where I learned to Swim about 60 years ago. Claudie are checking the Water Temperature
… and Pierre was exited by the fresh air
Nearby is the memorial for all that dead during the Sunami in The Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004.
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……