Saturday, July 4, 2009


Part 1 of 2.  Or maybe 3.  Norway was amazing, and very photogenic.  Luckily my camera got out of its bad mood just in time for the fjord tours/scenic railways/nature walks portion of the trip.  But first, Oslo.  We (Kevin and I) took an overnight train from Copenhagen that arrived in Oslo at 7am.  We went straight from the train station to the Oslo Opera House, something that I've been really excited to see in person since it inspired this.  It was really nice being there early and having the whole thing to ourselves, except for a group doing sunrise yoga at the top of the building.  The rest of the day we spent wandering around with a map, constantly refilling our water bottles since it was about 90*.  We saw a really cool show by KHiO, a design school that I was impressed by at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.  We wandered around some botanical gardens and found some cool murals and got a feel for the city.  Every time I told someone in Copenhagen that I was going to Oslo, they would all get this furrowed-brow distant-gaze look, and when I asked how it is they would say "Well... it's pretty expensive.  And kind of boring."  I don't think it was that bad, and though it was lacking European charm, it was a cool place to visit for a day.


  1. beautiful photos here! love that bent street sign.
    And in the first photo - what were those stacked things in the reflection?

  2. the texture in the first photo is the wood paneling inside the opera house. So beautiful!