Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snaps from Oslo, Sunday Oct 30-2011 – Off the Tourist Tracks

It was a very grey Morning this Sunday, but the Sun arrived after noon. We had an extra hour this Night as we are back to normal Solar Time. Wonderful a Sunday Morning. I took a Tour. All Photos taken inside Oslo.

First stop was Oslo West and the Marina in Frognerkilen.
2011-10-30 Forest of Masts 
Forest of Masts
2011-10-30 Holmenkollen Ski Jump 
In the Background, up in the Hills, you might see Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
2011-10-30 Cruiseliner 
Just a few on the Cruiseliner Deck (Oslo – Kiel, Germany, Color Line)
2011-10-30 Maritim Museums 
On the other side of the inlet, you see the Maritim Museums at Bygdöy.
2011-10-30 Oscarshall and Sailboats 
The tiny Castle Oscarshall and Autumn Colours
2011-10-30 House Skillebekk
Typical Seafront House – Skillebekk, Oslo
2011-10-30 Marina Oct 30-2011 Oslo
Waiting for next Summer
2011-10-30 Oslofjorden 
The fjord is allmost empty this time of year. Just a few persons fishing.
2011-10-30 Autumn Colours 
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.
2011-10-30 Sonia Henie Figureskater and Moviestar
Here you see a sculpture of Sonia Henie, famouse Olympic Champion Figurskater and (Hollywood) Movie Star in the 1920-30ies.
2011-10-30 Public Bikes
Here you can rent a City Bike for next to nothing. Lot’s of deposits to pick up and deliver all over the City.
2011-10-30 Where is the Tram 
Where is the Tram?
2011-10-30 Tram 
Oh, it’s here, on the other side, close to the Main entrance to the Sculpture Park.
2011-10-30 Street Musician 
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.
2011-10-30 Wrapped Hay 
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.
2011-10-30 Maridalen Church Ruins 
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
2011-10-30 Oslo Waterresevoir Maridalsvannet
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). 2011-10-30 - Hayrolls and Foggy Hills
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.
2011-10-30 Fog in the Hill
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).
2011-1030 E6 South 
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….

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7 Comments:

Blogger Connie Smiley said...

Thanks for the beautiful tour of a beautiful city. I visited there long ago, briefly, but I didn't see much of what you showed us.

October 30, 2011 8:33 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

If ever I have a chance to visit you Tor...you must show me these beautiful places :) I'll buy you coffee hehehe..

October 31, 2011 1:54 am  
Blogger Sandee said...

A great Sunday tour for all of us. Thanks for taking us along.

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

October 31, 2011 6:12 pm  
Blogger Sandra Carlier said...

Thanks for the nice trip! I remember some places! The landscapes and atmosphere are wonderful! I would want to be with you visiting all but guess what is my job at the moment in Ollioules?! Painter! And I return now to the building! We have to leave the apart at the end of november! Mamamia!!

November 01, 2011 8:04 am  
Blogger Kateri said...

My favorite photos are the ones of the sail boats and their masts against the sky. What a beautiful place!

November 03, 2011 9:23 pm  
Blogger 4U2 said...

Tack för att du delar med dig av dina bilder! Ha en fin lördag.

November 05, 2011 11:45 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

You know I was thinking that part of those first photos remind me so much of Vancouver. Quite possibly it is a lot like that area... But only you would know so far...

Ah one year! Lovely hunting! I've been too busy with Cammie these days to have extra free time. I hope to remember to do more blogging in my small free time that I have!

November 09, 2011 4:24 am  

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