Saturday, 27 February 2010
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!
Check out www.fuglen.no and www.flabbergaster.no
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
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
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
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
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
Check out www.sagenelunsjbar.no
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
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
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