Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday report from Oslo – March 26-2011

It’s Springtime and a Sunny Day here in Oslo this Saturday. What are people doing when the Sun shines and it is still lot’s of Snow in the Hills and Ice on the Fiord?  How does it looks like?
Lets take a tour along the shores of the inner part of the Oslofiord.
 B Huk - stabel av is med måker
Ice on a Rock with Sunlicking Birds. Click to enlarge. From Huk.
B Hvervenbukta - islagt fjord 

Lets start our tour in Southern Oslo, at Hvervenbukta. See, it is still Ice on the Fiord, which has been rare for many years. Far out you can see some people – fishing.
B Hvervenbukta - vårliv 

Some people prefere to enjoy the last of the Winter for a final Cross Country Skiing in the Hills. But it is as well popular to go to the Seaside and enjoy the Sun.  Here is the proof.
B Hvervenbukta - dykkere B Hvervenbukta - dykkere 2
B Hvervenbukta - blåttt bord B Hvervenbukta - er isen sikker
The two photos on top shows divers traning under-ice diving. They did find a wreck.  The Divers are connected to the Ice surface with a Rope. Down left: Memories from last Summer and down right: Young girls checking the Ice.
B Hvervenbukta - Eik B Hvervenbukta - nakne trær
Naked trees at the Seaside. It’s a nice walking path along the Shore, you can walk for around for45 minutes. Go up on the Hill with a nice view over the Oslofiord. Or just sit down in the Nature and have a nice time at the Beachfront.
B Kongsgården 
Well, this was a short visit to Hvervenbukta in Oslo South. Now I will bring you to the Peninsula where I grew up:  Bygdöy. Here from the Royal Farm. Still lots of Snow. 
Huk - Reatsurant etc 
We will go to the very popular Beach at Huk.  It’s about 20 km via the Operatunnel and then to the West and South again. The Photos are taken from the Naturist part of the Beach, but no Nudes this time of year. LOL:-)
B Huk - ishaug på skjær B Huk - Karstenbukta 1
Huk fjord og is Huk - is på skjær med måke
I think you will understand this Day was not meant for swimming…  Fascinating with the Iceblocks on the Rocks. From top left: Ice on rocks. the inlet separating the Naturist Beach from the textile beach, down left view westward and down right view eastward.

Fornebu - ny by Lysaker - Bærumsiden
B Huk - Is og lysakerfjorden Huk - islagt fjord
West of the Beach the old Oslo Airport used to be (until Oct 7, 1998). Today it houses IT-industry, In-door Sport Arena, Businesses and a new City is under construction.Huk - reflekser på isen
Sun reflexions on Fiord Ice
Rodeløkken Kafe 
Let’s end this tour at a very special place: Rodelökken Kafe, located at the northern part of Bygdöy.
B Rodeløkken - Henningslyst 
First part of the House is from 1780 and the Cafe opened in 1874
Rodeløkken uteservering B Rodeløkken hus
B Frognerkilen mot Thomas Heftys gate Frohnerkilen Skarpsno
The Cafe is very popular during the Summer Months. It opened for the Season this Saturday. Up right  you see part of the original building.  The Panel is renewed. Down under you see the view from Rodelökken. Oslo West End and Frognerkilen, one of the two  inlets that makes Bygdöy a peninsula.

Out here at Bygdöy peninsula you will also find the Viking Ships Museum, The Kon Tiki and Ra and the Polarship Fram and the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History outdoor and indoor museum where you can see how people have lived here in Norway the past 1000 years.
Among others.

PS. Still waiting for a new permanent Internet connection

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Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Going to Cafe's, that is what I love and all of the scenery! What great shots and so many of them for me to enjoy right now since I'm still house bound unfortunately. I'm feeling much better but I just need more time to recover. Glad for last day of help...

We have beautiful snow on the mountains here. Wishing I could go for a drive and take a few photos. Maybe I can in another week!

March 26, 2011 7:27 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Why do I have the feeling we might be seeing some of this very soon!!!! We can hardly wait, Tor. :)

March 26, 2011 10:06 pm  
Anonymous LIsa said...

Ah, you do still have quite a bit of snow, but it is so lovely to see the sun! The cafe looks lovely-- a perfect place to spend an afternoon with friends and coffee.

Hugs to you and Anna. :)

March 26, 2011 11:32 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Beautiful pictures. We are not quite that thawed out yet. Our lake is still frozen over. I so want spring to arrive!

March 27, 2011 1:23 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It still looks very very cold there to me...All the Ice and some Snow, too---But it looks beautiful, as well. I feel as if I had a lovely visit in your part of the world, Tor....Thank You Very Much!

March 27, 2011 1:50 am  
Anonymous Astrid said...

.sigh. It is as Ginnie says, we can hardly wait to see this with our own eyes.
There is something about ice, mountains, water, large outstretched lakes.
A beautiful post and I think you can be proud to be living in this wonderful country.
Thank you for showing it.
See you soon and good luck with getting the internet to work.

March 27, 2011 8:50 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Bygdöy really is something special to be proud of. We loved it when you took us there last August! The café looks awesome too. 1874, wow, love the long history.

I believe that you Norwegians are even more crazy about the nature and to be out in all weather conditions than we Swedes are. And that's great! Kids today must get our more.

Crossing all my fingers and toes that you'll get back a proper internet connection VERY SOON NOW!

March 27, 2011 4:56 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Reading your post and admiring your beautiful pictures, I remember so well the places we visited with you last summer! Nostalgy! Quand tu nous tiens! We had such good time at these places! Nice to see people on the beach ! Le bonjour de Pierre aussi!!!
Bise à tous les deux!

March 27, 2011 5:45 pm  
Blogger Sandee said...

Beautiful country you live in but it's even more beautiful in the summer. Just saying.

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

March 27, 2011 6:03 pm  
Blogger Maria... said...

Hello Tor !
I miss Oslo, its sky, its streets, air, sun and clouds, the rain, its people and looks clean, I miss feeling the peace that only feel when he stepped on Norwegian soil.
I'm Norwegian Spanish woman but my heart ist norwegian.
A big hug for you and thanks for the beutifulls pictures.


March 27, 2011 6:48 pm  
Blogger NatureFootstep said...

ouch, the diving thing looks dangerous. I would never do that.

March 27, 2011 11:19 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

I am more into spring now, had enough snow for this year, lol !

March 28, 2011 5:04 pm  
Blogger Anelias hantverk said...

Tck för fin kommentar hos mig! Härligt att få se foton från olika ställen och ni har mycket snö ännu syns det!
Ha en fin dag!

March 28, 2011 8:25 pm  
Blogger frk ma said...

Takk for at du viser disse flotte bildene! Tørster etter vårstemningen, og her fikk jeg litt å slukke tørsten med :)

March 29, 2011 6:17 pm  

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