Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PMFA Abroad: Impressions Of Oslo, Norway

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Oslo, Norway from way up high
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Norway's Royal Palace in the distance
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Just one of the beautiful old buildings around town
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The new Opera House. The design was inspired by icebergs
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Along the Akerselva River.
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Grafitti in Grünerlokka
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Bathing in Oslo's harbor
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Buildings in Aker Brygge
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Marina at Ager Brygge
Wonderful shopping
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Cute café on Dronningens Gate
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At Café Celsius
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Flower market
The Norwegian Folk Museum
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Wonderful old buildings at the Folk Museum that tell of the country's history
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An old wooden Stave Church
More old buildings at the Folk Museum
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Wooden smoke house with green roof at Folk Museum

PMFA is on a summer adventure and I invite you to follow along.
As many of you know, I return to Europe every year to visit family and friends, and to take care of an old farmhouse in the Auvergne, France. This time, we begin our trip in Oslo, Norway. We had visited Bergen a few years ago, but had never been in Norway's capital. So here we are,  enjoying this interesting city under the bluest sky since we arrived on Sunday afternoon.
So far, we have visited the Munch Museum, the Nobel Peace Center, the Viking Ship Museum, the Astrid Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, and the Norwegian Folk Museum (my favorite by far because it features many old furnished cottages and farmhouses).
In between, we have taken long walks through the City, around the harbor, and along the Akerselva River.
Everyone here is enjoying the beginning of summer and the good weather, including us.

So here is to summer, to new adventures and to new impressions. Stay tuned as I will post throughout my travels.
Cheers!
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! Stunning Oslo Opera House. Really does evoke an iceberg. Reminds me of the Sydney Opera House which looks like sails and was also designed by a Scandinavian! Always love your summer adventures on your way to the Auvergne!

Anonymous said...

Hope the weather is as good when we get there.... Norwegian weather can be so changeable. Enjoy every minute of it... it looks wonderful!

MrsSam said...

Greetings Katia,

Just the pick me up I needed today! All the colors just burst! Nice respite from my hectic day at work!
Bring it! My bag is vicariously packed. And away we go!!!

Katia said...

you are to cute, Mrs. Sam. Wish I could pack you in my suitcase. You would love it here.