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…

Thursday Doors: Another Peek at Oslo

We walked from the Continental Hotel, in the Theatre District, to the Royal Palace, and on, through two neighborhoods to get to Vigeland Park ………These photos are from the first neighborhood after the Palace and from my map, if I’m reading it correctly (a big if here) the first neighborhood is in the Uranienberg block….

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,…

Thursday Doors, the See Through Version

If you have been  following along, this is my third post on the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway! There is just so much here to see and learn about!  If you have missed the previous posts, you might want to read them and that will give you a good background to this post! Now,…

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…

Vigeland, the Sculptor’s Park

Hellooooooooo 2022! It’s been a while since I last posted! I am going to start off the New Year in the Vigeland Sculpture Garden in Oslo, Norway! I loved everything about Norway, from the small fishing villages and outposts (and all the goats) to the  big city, in comparison, of Oslo! I would definitely go…

Thursday Doors: Oslo, Norway

Today, for a few doors of the  Doorscursion, we are headed back to Oslo! This is the Scots Man Restaurant………looking good! As with all outdoor seating in cafés and restaurants, your seat comes with a blanky……..the month was August! Be sure to look up, so you don’t miss architectural details! We stayed at the beautiful…

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! With many statues…..they are…

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…

Thursday Doors: The Big Picture in Oslo, Norway

We are done  (BOO HOO) with the cruise, but now we are spending some time in Oslo! I thought I would start with the big picture of the City Center of Oslo and then with future posts go with the more detailed doors.  Karl Johans Gate Street is divided with a park in the center…

Haugesund, Norway: On the Waterfront

Did I mention it was a cold, blustery, full  on, red-cheek day, in August, when we visited Haugesund? Well it was, but we began our tour of the city with a brisk walk of the harbor, that went on and on, with boat after boat! The old warehouses along the harbor have been beautifully restored…

Thursday Doors: Haugesund, Norway

We’ve arrived in Haugesund on a very blustery, Sunday morning! This is a metropolis compared to the last few stops we have made in Norway! Haugesund once had a bustling herring industry, but now has gone over to the petroleum industry…..and I think the town has lost part of its charm because of it. There…

It’s Been a Good Time to Read a Book!

I’ve had a very good time reading this book, Keeping Christmas, by Kathleen Stokker, and learning about the Christmas traditions in Norway! It fit in perfectly with my Norway series, which I am about to start up again, since we’re not through Norway just yet! The book begins with the link between Viking customs and…

Nordic Christmas Traditions: Birds at Christmas

  One of the things I learned about Norway, is the folks really like the outdoors! They love the clean, fresh air, the farm life and simple living. Another Norwegian tradition, with an unknown origin (although they have ideas about it) is the sharing of the julenek, or the sharing of grain, as a Christmas…

Nordic Christmas Traditions: Let’s Take the Sauna and Ice Plunge!

What could be more Nordic than the sauna and the ice plunge? The oldest known saunas were found in Finland. They were simple pits dug into the slope of ground and used as a dwelling in winter. Brrrrrrr…….  They added a little fireplace with stones….and by throwing water on the stones produced steam, which gave…