Snaps from Oslo, Sunday Oct 30-2011 – Off the Tourist Tracks
First stop was Oslo West and the Marina in Frognerkilen.
Forest of Masts
In the Background, up in the Hills, you might see Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
Just a few on the Cruiseliner Deck (Oslo – Kiel, Germany, Color Line)
On the other side of the inlet, you see the Maritim Museums at Bygdöy.
The tiny Castle Oscarshall and Autumn Colours
Typical Seafront House – Skillebekk, Oslo
Waiting for next Summer
The fjord is allmost empty this time of year. Just a few persons fishing.
I made a stop outside the Vigeland Sculpture Park which attracks more than a million tourists each year. Behind the Trees it’s a Sports Arena.
Here you see a sculpture of Sonia Henie, famouse Olympic Champion Figurskater and (Hollywood) Movie Star in the 1920-30ies.
Here you can rent a City Bike for next to nothing. Lot’s of deposits to pick up and deliver all over the City.
Where is the Tram?
Oh, it’s here, on the other side, close to the Main entrance to the Sculpture Park.
I stopped for red light and what? A Street Musician at Majorstuen.
Important Junction for Oslo’s Subway, Trams and Buses besides a popular Shopping and Restaurant area in Oslo’s West End.
Then I went North, into a Valley. But still within the Border of Oslo. Maridalen is the name, after Maria, Mother of Jesus. Here yoy see Hay wrapped in Plastic.
Here is the old Church Ruins, where they every Summer plays a Historical Drama. The Church of Margareta was built around the year 1250 AD
The Maridalen Lake is the main source for household and drinking water in Oslo. It is the largest Lake inside the Border of Oslo. Altitude: 149 meter (489 feet).
This Sunday the Sun was shining over Down Town and Southern Oslo, but in the Northern Hills, the Fog and Clouds still hang around. The highest point within City limits is 649 moh, 2129 feet.
The lowest is at Sea level.
We are pretty close to the Wildeness here in Oslo, Capital of Norway. Here you’ll find rivers, creeks, lakes, Forests, Hills, small remote farms, meal serving lodges and accomodation and Wildlife (Moose, Deer, Lynx, Beavers, Foxes, Rabbits and even Wolfes and Bears have been observed) and a rich flora with berries free to pick. You can go camping, cyckling on Forest Roads, boating, Fishing (if you have bought an allowance), walking or skiing during the Winter (Alpine, Snow Boards, Jumping, Cross Country).
Well, everything comes to an end. I went Home by E6. Here from Southern Oslo. E stands for European. A network of Highways connecting different European Countries.
More to come from Oslo….