Today, we are going to another neighborhood, this one closer to our hotel. The Hotel Continental was so convenient, because it was in the Theatre District and right across the street from the big tram complex. You could walk one way and be in the Uptown area and walk another and be at the Aker Briggos Mall Complex and Pier. Or, take a tram to just about anywhere you wanted to go! It was a fantastic area to be in! It got more crowded as you walked to the Aker Briggos Complex. This is also where the local ferries come in and out, from the other nearby cities and people use them to come to work. In the evenings the restaurants along this area are teeming with folks, leaving work, or who are coming or going from the mall or just enjoying the sunset views. You can stroll the bustling promenade or snack from the many food trucks or wine and dine al fresco, or just take in the views of Oslo Fjord. There are plenty of clothing shops in cosy alleys just behind the boardwalk! So, let’s, check it out!
First, a peek of our Hotel Continental dining area………eat up, we’re going to have a full day exploring!
The outside of the Hotel Continental……..
Then walking in the gardens at City Hall…………
Past the Nobel Peace Center…………
We’re getting close to our destination……..
I have to stop and look at the old photos about how things used to be…………these are REAL women from 1905!
And, how the Old Fish Market looked in days gone by! 1875, in fact!
Ahhhh, here we are at the Oslo Fjord……
Lots of places to stop and eat or just enjoy the view……
Two of my favorite Food Trucks ……. first the Good Mood Street Food truck……..
I was interested in this small French truck……….this Citroen HY was built in 1974 and for a time carried the best Bordeaux wine to the French countryside, before it was sold to a florist in Germany. So, it underwent a transformation for that……After a few years it again was handed over, this time to a baker, who sold fresh baked goods. When the baker was ready to retire, the couple Stian and Benedikte, were ready to expand their catering business and add the Good Mood Truck! They specialize in grilled cheese sandwiches, but not any old grilled cheese. Their sandwich has toppings of marinated BBQ or homemade spicy meatballs! They also serve a deer casserole in a large homemade bread bowl or you can choose one of their baked potatoes! A favorite, is the baked potato with hot smoked bacon! YUM!
Their message to us………
My other favorite food truck was the Rock and Roll Shakes! It serves the best milkshakes in Oslo! Banana, Oreo, Salted Caramel, Yum!
This was Ling Ling Oslo, a very cool building on the promenade……don’t you think?
On the mall side of the promenade, they have re-purposed the old wharf warehouses into more restaurants and lots and lots of small boutiques!
From the promenade, we are looking back at Oslo!
And walking further down ……..
A bridge connects Aker Brygge to the neighborhood of Tjuvhomen (Thief Island) It is one of Oslo’s newest quarters and a must see for design and architecture! There are many art installations, galleries and outstanding restaurants to be found here! So, let’s walk over the walkway to this neighborhood and check it out! I hope you are enjoying “my posts from Norway”! See you tomorrow! Cady
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