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!
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………
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………..
and plenty of places to sit………
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.
I have no idea, who this statue is of…….but I liked it! Weatherbeaten, I’d say!
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!
There is the Blue Line Tram and the Red Line Bus, which you got a glimpse of behind the Unknown Man !
If you look up there is a menagerie of stainless steel going on here!
And she is just floating on the wind…..and the earth………
Lots of scrolled roses and towers, and ornamentation here ……..not to mention the turquoise-blue-green awnings!
There is more on this building, as well……….mean looking men and little angel faces………
Looking down we see the manhole and the bears again, but I wonder, who these women are?
Some of the best parts of visiting any city is the eats! A French bistro in Oslo……….
And I loved the outdoor setting of the Bare Jazz As……very intimate!
One more look here!
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!
And THIS SIGN caught my Attention!
I hope you have enjoyed another stroll through Oslo!