The Last Walk in Oslo: Tjuvholmen Neighborhood

I’m joining in with the other walkers today, for Jo’s Monday Walk.  I know Jo won’t believe it, but we are taking our last walk in Oslo and I am kind of sad really! Norway is such a beautiful country and there is so much to see and do! One, of the last neighborhoods we…

A New Day and a New Neighborhood in Oslo

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…

Walking Home in Oslo: Well That Would Mean to the Hotel

We’re still walking back from Vigeland Park……..Wow, what a day we’ve had, and as not to walk through the same neighborhood twice, we are going down different streets to get back to the hotel. I think we are in the Briskehy neighborhood (don’t quote me on that) and it is more laid back! My kind…

The End: The Final Walk Through Vigeland Park

One final walk through the Vigeland Sculpture Garden!  We are making our way back down the hill with some new views for you! We’re back at the bridge, another view! I love the side view of the bridge, don’t you? And, the park beyond…….. I couldn’t resist showing a few more sculptures on the way…

Lens-Artists Challenge #181: Double Dipping

This week for the Lens-Artist Challenge we are double dipping! That means we are to feature and show photos from some of the other Challenges that I participate in……… I love challenges and have participated in quite a few, as my blog headings reveal under “Photo and Writing  Challenges.” But, three of my favorites, that…

Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway: Part Three, The Monolith

I hope you have been following along as we walk through Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway! We are now making our way to the Monolith………It is huge and I can’t wait to see it up close! This area is named the Monolith Plateau. It is the highest point of sculpture in the park rising,…

Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway: Part 2

We are making our way up, up, and up in Vigeland Park! I hope you have been following along………this park is just so interesting and unusual!  We are now beyond the bridge and past a rose garden, getting nearer to the fountain. Still lots of visitors! In 1900, Gustav Vigeland made a small model of…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Let’s Tip-Toe Through the Tulips!

Good mornin’ and welcome to the TULIPS! Last week, we took a little vaca and traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, one of my favorite spots to visit. We were making our every-six-weeks pilgrimage  to Cheekwood Gardens, because I wanted to catch the tail end of the Tulip display!  We had tickets for 11am on the Wednesday…

Jo’s Monday Walk: The Cemetery

If you follow my blog, you will know that last Friday I wrote about food in Turkey and one of the tourist excursions that turned to be one of the most interesting I have ever been on…..Today for Jo’s Monday Walk I am revealing what else I saw on the walk….. We started from high…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Backtrackin’

This is a story of how one thing leads to another………….Today, for Jo’s Walk I am taking you to the village of Kinlet (population roughly 650) in the UK. Why here you ask? I have traced my ManyGreatsGrandmother, Elizabeth Corbin and the Roger Mortimer family (also my relation) back to this village and I wanted…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Smallhythe Place

This week for Jo’s Monday Walk we are visiting Smallhythe Place near Tenterden, Kent. Smallhythe Place, the home of Ellen Terry, is located on a rural road. Coming from a narrow, graveled, country lane from the Bullein Barn B&B, Smallhythe Place was at the end of it. Everyday we were amazed at all the cars…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Southampton, UK

We made our way to Southampton, UK to take our first cruise ever…… Since we had arrived a day early, I had made a list of the things we wanted to see. The SeaCity Museum was our first stop and the threat of rain and the grey skies added to my apprehension about going to…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Bilboa, Spain

Put your most comfortable walking shoes on! We’re walking today in Bilboa, Spain! The ship is nestled right up to the quay and after boarding the awaiting bus we are headed for the hills! Bilboa is surrounded by two mountain ranges, so we got a bird’s eye view of the city first! We were in…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Dinan, France

Our ship has docked in Saint Malo, France and I am off on an excursion to Dinan.  After about a half hour drive we arrived in the village square that still allows cars in it and a parked near a statue of a man on a horse…… so we learned all about him first. The…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Mont-Saint-Michel, France

I did a blog post on Mont-Sant-Michel, France for Thursday Doors  and had so many great pictures, I thought they deserved another post! My hubby and I have just returned from our first cruise and there were so many excursions to pick from we decided to go our separate ways to see more! Hubby chose…