Saturday, 27 February 2010


This is one of the first buildings to greet me when I arrive at campus, only to give me a bad conscious for not spending more time in there. It's the university library named after the first university librarian, Georg Sverdrup

Friday, 26 February 2010


This coffee shop has (and i dear say) the best coffee in Oslo. Its located not far from the university where I study, and my classmates and I come here before our exams to calm our nerves with a good shot of espresso. Doing a little more research about this place before posting todays photo, I have discovered that this place is so much more than just a coffee shop! The interior is really cool. The style is taken straight out of the 50s and 60s, everything from ceramics, glasses, figurines to furniture. The best part is, its all for sale! A coffee shop by day, Kaffefuglen is also a cocktail bar by night, newly opened this winter. Now I know what I'll be calming my exam nerves with next time!
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Thursday, 25 February 2010


Just a photo of the building where my dad grew up, in Kongsvingergata at Sagene

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Oslo S

A photo from Oslo S, Oslo's central train station. Our national rail service have had plenty of trouble the last months causing loads of cancellations and delays, not to mention frustration amongst the travellers. I was up early today, just to plan my journey home to my grandparents in case something was delayed. But today the sun was shining and everything going smooth! Only for now though, I still have to take the train back later this afternoon..

Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Another photo from my walk at Bygdøy. I am a sucker for trees. I really like to take photos of them. I love how their branches tangle and how their shape changes from different angles. This is the first tree photo in this blog, and I'm sure its not going to be the last one!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Winter light

Yesterday I went for a walk around Bygdøy, a peninsula in the west of Oslo. I took this photo at Huk, one of the beaches. I think the light in this photo is really beautiful

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Et lite stykke Norge

The famous melkesjokoladehuset at Grünerløkka!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Childhood memories

Walking past this little area in Oslo with garden parcels brings back childhood memories. This little red cottage was used as the exterior set in a childrens TV program when I was young, called "Portveien 2". What I remember the most is the giraffe that lived in the cottage without the humans knowing. He used to hide behind the sofa and inside the mantel clock, and pop his long neck out as soon as the humans went outside, leaving little traces after himself. I thought that was very exciting!

Thursday, 18 February 2010


Walked through a graveyard a few days ago, and on the outside I saw this yellow rose someone had dropped. I liked the contrast between the white cold snowy ground and the yellow rose petals that was still fresh. It looked so quiet and alone, and it made me a little sad knowing the flower must have fallen out before it was put down on someone's grave

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Sagene Lunsjbar

As we say in norwegian, "Kjært barn har mange navn," and that's the case for this bar/café. From its origin in the 1850's it has had a number of names; Carl Vassels Kafé, Moløkken Café, Sagene spiseforetning etc. It closed down in 2003, only to re-open in 2007 with the same name it bore in the 1950's; Sagene Lunsjbar
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Tuesday, 16 February 2010


A grey boring concrete wall at Grønland made a wee bit more colorful thanks to some graffiti artists

Monday, 15 February 2010

Rush hour

This was the Oslo Subway scene on my way home from uni today. I think its about time to add on another set of wagons during rush hour..

Sunday, 14 February 2010


This is how it looks like when Norway's current top team in the first division of floorball, a local Oslo team, plays a match at home. All show! My brother plays on the team, and today I went with my parents and uncle to watch the game. And they won!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Summer holiday

There are lots of snow in the streets of Oslo at the moment, and walking past this weather struck caravan made me chuckle a little. It looked so out of place, as if it has been stuck there since summer. Made me wonder whether or not the family on summer holiday in Norway ever got back home..

Friday, 12 February 2010

Dendrocopos major

Ideally, I think this first post should have been a picture showing a famous street or building in Oslo, or a nice over-view picture of the city. This is what I had in mind when I took a walk up a steep hill not so far from my flat, knowing the views over Oslo from up there are fantastic, that is, on a sunny day. Since we're in mid-february with snowy weather, the view from Ekebergåsen wasn't as good as I know it can be. On my way back down, I came across this bird, we call it Flaggspett in norwegian and in latin its called Dendrocopos major. I became quite facinated by the bird trying to peck his way through the bark, and although the bird didn't stay still for long, I managed to take this photo.

In some ways this picture also represents what i want with this blog. Many of my future posts is most likely to be pictures of a famous street or a building, due to a lack of creativity. Although, I will try to take pictures that shows sides of Oslo that might not be discovered in day-to-day life and sides that are off the beaten tourist tracks