Just Strollin’ in Oslo

OK, I know I said I’d be movin’ on to the burbs of Oslo a few posts ago, but when I look at my photos there is so much to show! So, we’re walkin, walkin……………You can see how close to the sea we always are! Oslo is simply a large park!

Always the Water in Oslo

With many statues…..they are preserving their history…… Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg (1684-1754) is considered the founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature. As a writer, essayist, philosopher, historian and playwright, he is best known for his comedies. I don’t know, here, he looks just the Baron to me. It’s the stance………

More Statues, This Time Ludvig Holberg and Friends

The walkways of Oslo are divided by huge, gnarly trees and there is more then one walk along the avenue…….lots of trees, flowers, people………..

Oslo, Norway, Karl Johans Gate View: Trees and Flowers

and plenty of places to sit………

Oslo, Norway, Karl Johans Gate Park and Grand Hotel

while we study yet another statue……..

Johan Sverdrup (1816-1892) was a Norwegian politician from the Liberal Party. He was the first Prime Minister of Norway and introduced parliamentarianism. I think the biggest trouble for Sverdrup was the loosely knit group of men in Oslo, from the working classes, trying to change the country and pass laws when the King ruled from Sweden ….. When they proposed a No-Veto Law to the King, the King’s reply was No, No and No. So, they couldn’t really change much….they were ultimately ruled by the King of Sweden. The other problem was there were too many peasants in conservative Norway and they too were not keen on changing their ways….After thirty years of service in various positions and being the Prime Minister for four years,  Sverdrup was ousted.

Johan Sverdrup

I have no idea, who this statue is of…….but I liked it! Weatherbeaten, I’d say!

I’m Not Sure Who He Is

Christian Krogh (1852-1925) was a Norwegian naturalist painter, illustrator, author and journalist. His art represented everyday life. He was also the first professor of the Norwegian Academy of Arts from 1909 to 1925. Walking in Oslo is like touring an art gallery! This was just a sample of all the art work in the gardens here!

Christian Krohg

There is the Blue Line Tram and the Red Line Bus, which you got a glimpse of behind the Unknown Man !

The Blue Trolley

If you look up there is a menagerie of stainless steel going on here!

Oslo, Norway, Building Art

And she is just floating on the wind…..and the earth………

Oslo, Norway, Building Art

Lots of scrolled roses and towers, and ornamentation here ……..not to mention the turquoise-blue-green awnings!

And Up

There is more on this building, as well……….mean looking men and little angel faces………

And More Up

Looking down we see the manhole and the bears again, but I wonder, who these women are?

Oslo, Norway, Karl Johans Gate Manhole Cover

Some of the best parts of visiting any city is the eats! A French bistro in Oslo……….

The Eats

And I loved the outdoor setting of the Bare Jazz As……very intimate!

The Romantic Jazz Club

One more look here!

The Photos

One of our “pick me up favorites” was Samson’s……..breads, sandwiches, salads, deserts and all the cutest men in Oslo, having a morning or early afternoon out with their babies in strollers…….I have never seen so many men together meeting up with their buds, also with babies. I had a feeling their wives worked and they were stay-at-home dads!

The Coffee Bars

And THIS SIGN caught my Attention!

Yeah, I Get It!

I hope you have enjoyed another stroll through Oslo!

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Dr B says:

    The architecture of Northern European cities has always been an eye catcher for us, including street signs and statues. You’ve got some good ones here and they’ve reminded my of Budapest where there are statues everywhere, and some quite funny too. The Alsace region in France, any town you like, has fantastic wine related signs hanging over winemakers and wine bar buildings, all in wood and/or bronze and brass. I suppose “most unusual statue” might be a good theme for the #challengeyourcamera theme one week?

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    1. You know me and my photography! I’ll have to look through my Budapest photos and see if I have any statue photos……I can’t remember….I probably have lots of signs from Alsace, we did a wine tour there, went down a wine road trail……..That all may be good suggestions for CYC! I have loads more statues from Oslo! But, I didn’t want to overload them! Quite the place actually!

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      1. Dr B says:

        Ah, you’ve been to Budapest, I think it’s close to being our favourite city. One year we spent a week there for my birthday before moving on to Prague for a week with our daughter and husband. Another time we spent Christmas there all together and again staying at the Buddha Bar hotel. Statues abound there so maybe a theme? And Alsace too, it’s in my book! Hope you’re enjoying?

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      2. I’ve been a little side tracked here recently……I’ve had a full plate this week so far……but will get it done…..I like to read really slow when I need to take it all in! And understand it!

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      3. Dr B says:

        I thought you’d been a little quiet because you usually engage loads. I have periods like that too, I’m writing 2 big wine masterclasses at present and researching my second book so get really inwardly absorbed.

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  2. margaret21 says:

    I always enjoy a stroll with you Thanks for taking us along.

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    1. Margaret my strolls are nothing compared to your adventures!

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      1. margaret21 says:

        I do plenty of strolling too. Watch this space!

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  3. PedroL says:

    I really need to return to Oslo and discover the city properly!! When I went there it was raining for 3 consecutive days and I couldn’t see anything lol stay safe and greetings from Portugal, PedroL

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    1. Pedrol, we traveled around Norway for over a month and then spent a week in Oslo! We experienced snow, wind, rain, cold and temperatures above 70 as well. We had the warmest weather above the Arctic Circle! Our week in Oslo was the perfect weather and we enjoyed the city ever so much and walked everywhere! Thanks for stopping by today!

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      1. PedroL says:

        eheh that’s why I want to return and experience it too 🙂 thanks for the feedback, regards! PedroL

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  4. restlessjo says:

    I love a waterfront city, and Oslo looks wonderful! Expensive, of course, and chilly, you said? But still…. I can handle chilly…just! Don’t kwuote me on that! And if it helps any I can include this post in my Monday walks- unless you have something in mind? Either way, it’s fine with me 🙂 🙂

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    1. The weather in Norway was as diverse as the country itself! We had very warm weather above the Arctic Circle (in the 70’s) and the coolest weather (and wet) around the Bergen area. By the time we got back around to Oslo it was in the 70’s there too! We walked everywhere and had a great time!

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  5. Gosh, that was an interesting read. I love the colour in the city, and the buildings are lovely and ornate. I loved reading about the statues too. I love reading about places I have not visited!

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    1. I like history and learning all the odd bits about a place don’t you?

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      1. I love it! I wish history lessons at school were this interesting!

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  6. Toonsarah says:

    You’ve found some great statues and art pieces here – I love that lady up on the wall 🙂 We’ve been to Oslo twice, both times for football but we did some sightseeing too. I really liked it but we found it very expensive for food and drink, like all Scandinavian countries.

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    1. Yes, Sarah it is very expensive there……second in cost of living behind Tokyo, Japan……..but I think so worth it to see! I’d go again in a heartbeat!

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  7. I think I would have found my way to teh jazz bar and eateries you show. Looks absolutely charming and reignites the travel bug. 🙂

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    1. Oh, won’t it be grand when we can REALLY travel again? My own neighborhood is getting a little stale! I had my first COVID vaccine yesterday, I hope that is a move forward!

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      1. Yes, the monotony is getting a bit much. I’ve been grateful for country drives although the snow/ice have precluded that too for now. Hope the vac works well for you. BTW, did you receive my direct e-mail inquiry?

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      2. Nope……did you sent it to the contact page?

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      3. Yes, I did…only because I was a bit embarrassed to ask it on the blog…

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      4. Okay, send it again and I will look for it! Sorry about that! I get a lot of mail lately!

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      5. Okay, just sent it again. Perhaps the first one landed in your spam folder? I’ll look forward to your response. 🙂

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      6. I found it…..No problem, you just write blog and say the post is in response to the Challenge “Just One Person from Around the World.” You can link to the post too. Then in the tags section add, Just One Person From Around the World, so I can find your post and feature it with the others…. Look at the posts in the comment section of my post every week to get an idea of how others do it! They all do it different!

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      7. Good. I understood the link part…it was where/how to play the ” # ” throwing me off. Thank you!

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      8. Does it make sense now?

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      9. I think so. It seems I don’t actually need to include the ” # ” just the link and tag in words will do. 🙂 If not, of course let me know.

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      10. No you won’t need a hashtag……

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      11. Funny. Our responses are flying so quickly they are beginning to confuse. This is what I was going to say…”So a link to my response in the comment section on your post…and a link in my response to your post with the name of your challenge in the tags will suffice.” I can put the hashtag in but just haven’t understood where/how it belongs. (Sorry to be taking more of your time…)”

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      12. Some folks use hashtags in the tags…..#Just One Person Around the World……

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      13. Got it! Then that’s where I’ll put it too! Thanks for your patience in helping me to understand this. 🙂

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      14. Hashtag just makes the posts easier to find for me since they come up first……..

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      15. oh…now I am confused. Do I include the hashtag in the tags…or comments section of your post…or as a link in my response….?

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      16. Yeah if it’s not posted in the comment section it has to be tagged or I never see it! Some people just tag and I really have to be paying attention to find their posts!

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  8. Prior... says:

    hi
    wonderful art – from
    the sculptures to the buildings and food!
    and the sculpture without a name —
    that looks like a different medium – is it textured? hm m

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  9. I haven’t been to Oslo, and I find this post a little bittersweet because it looks so lovely! I would love to be wandering there. I much prefer Northern European cities to Mediterranean ones.

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  10. Rupali says:

    Wonderful gallery.

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