Thursday Doors: A Walk in Oslo

We’re starting out in the park today and going door hunting from there! Oslo is chock full of parks and statues in the historic and theater areas……

This fellow was across the street from our hotel in the Theater District. Per Aabel was a popular Norwegian comedian and actor. After studying ballet in London he went on to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. He then studied theater in Vienna, before making his stage debut in 1931. After his retirement from the stage, he went on to be a television entertainer and storyteller.  His statue, by Norwegian sculptor, Nina Emilie Sundbye, was unveiled outside the stage entrance of the National Theater in 1999.  Each year, The Per Aabel Honorary Award, a smaller statuette, is given to a talented Norwegian actor or actress on Aabel’s birthday, April, 25th.

Oslo, Norway, Actor Per Aabel Statue Across From Hotel Continental

And, I knew you would want to see the fountain up close……….it reminds me of a peacock’s plume!

Oslo, Norway, Fountain Across from Hotel Continental

We then walked to the Oslo Cathedral……..

Oslo, Norway, Oslo Cathedral Sign

and went in this fancy door……….

Oslo, Norway, Oslo Cathedral Door

to the inner door……..

The Door Inside the Cathedral Door

and looked up to see another door……….white walls, and a very intricate and colorful ceiling……..

Oslo, Norway, Oslo Cathedral Interior

Back on the ground level was this fake-sorta door to one side……..

The Door Inside the Cathedral

There were three doors around the back of the church: small, smaller and smallest…..always walk all around  a church building, if you can……..you never know what you will find………

The Back of the Oslo Cathedral

Is this a small chapel? Reminds me of a dovecote……….minus the nest holes and pigeons……..

A Little Chapel at the Oslo Cathedral

with an angel door…………..I don’t know, those three angels at the top are similar to birds, aren’t they? I’m still thinking dovecote at one time!

Close of Chapel Door, Oslo Cathedral

But, I was curious about this attached building at the back……are they apartments for the clergy, storage buildings, shops?

Shops, Apartments or Storage for the Oslo Cathedral

And, this little building was there too and it had my favorite doors today!

My favorite doors at the Oslo Cathedral!
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I Hope you have enjoyed our walk up to the Cathedral today and the many doors!

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Fabulous doors, particularly the first one

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  2. Dr B says:

    I really like Norwegian architecture, especially that which goes back to the days of the Hanseatic League, often in wood with bright colours especially orange. We haven’t been to Oslo but had a Norwegian cruise a few years back up to the Arctic Circle with a day stop off at Bergen. A stunning port area with architecture you could spend days and days exploring and photographing.

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  3. margaret21 says:

    I don’t really have any pictures in my head of urban Norway, but these doors show that there’s much to enjoy. One day, maybe?

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  4. Thanks for the bit of Olso for my day. Quite the collection of doors on the cathedral .. but watch your step on that one.

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  5. Toonsarah says:

    That exterior door to the cathedral looks fascinating – so many details to explore!

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  6. maristravels says:

    I especially loved the fountain which at first glance I took to be a white peacock. Absolutely beautiful.

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    1. I know, I did the same!

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  7. Dan Antion says:

    I was keeping track of my favorite, as one replaced the other, but then I realized there are too many nice ones to choose. I do like your favorite though, especially the upper door on that little building.

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    1. That is what I liked about that building too! That door at the top!

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        Great minds 😏

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  8. I especially like the cathedral and its chapel. The inside door leads probably into the confessional, but that leaning wall panel on the left side disconcerts me.

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  9. restlessjo says:

    I love that ‘look up’ green door in the Cathedral. 🙂 🙂 Not sure about the dovecot theory. A number of the churches in Poland had a similar shape.

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    1. I think it’s the shape of it that reminded me of a dovecote…….I have a good imagination! Ha ha!

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  10. Teresa says:

    The chapels are so pretty and the Cathedral door is amazing!

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  11. Lovely tour of the cathedral, and I love the Little Chapel, and of course the doors!

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