Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Fishermen in Pipervika

Fishermen, enjoying the sunny day and hoping for a catch, on the pier that goes along Akershus Fortress. In the background you can see Aker Brygge.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Facade - Kyrre Grepps gate 30

A section of the facade at Kyrre Grepps gate 30, Torshov.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Karl Johans gate

Todays photo is taken from the north western end of Oslo's main street, Karl Johans gate, not far from the Royal Palace and Nationaltheatret. All along the pavement you can see those famous Ibsen Sitat.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Boys Play

Boys playing football at a field in the middle of the city. For some reason it made me think of Paris, as I  always seem to spot young guys play football or do some sort of sports there. Last time I was there I watched boys play hockey on roller skates in Parc de la Villette.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Bar Code

The Barcode Project seen from Middelalderparken (the medieval park).

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


On a warm, beautiful summer day, take a trip to Bygdøy. The peninsula offers beaches and paths to walk. The most know beach is Huk, at Hukodden. If you are a naturist, adventurous or just curious, there is a naturist beach right next to it.. For my earlier post about Bygdøy, check out Ventus and Winter light.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Life is fantastic

LIFE IS FANTASTIC!! I have finally, FINALLY, handed in my master thesis! Now, I can get my life back, have some time off and hopefully get this blog up and running again. Today's photo, taken a while back (with this post in mind) at Jernbanetorget. Remember old post, of Oslo Sentralstasjon?

Monday, 1 July 2013

Facade: Theme Day

A beautiful Neo-Baroque building in Eckersbergs gate 17, Frogner, Oslo.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Kardemomme by

There are a few areas in Oslo with old wooden houses. Vålerenga is one, Fredensborg is another. This street and these houses made me think of Kardemomme by in Kristiansand Zoo. For those of you who are not familiar with Kardemomme by, check out Cardamom Town.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Something sweet and cold

Something sweet and cold for a warm summer night. I came across this little ice cream caravan in front of the Astrup Fearnley museum at Tjuvholmen.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Torshov kirkepark

This photo is taken some weeks ago, so the park must be a lot greener today than then. This is Torshov kirkepark, surrounded by colorful houses.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Munch 150 år

Remember my post, The Scream? Little did I know about the upcoming Munch Anniversary Exhibition "Munch 150". In addition to one big exhibition spread over two museums (The National Gallery and Munch Museum), there are lots of other events and exhibitions all over Norway. Here from Aker Brygge and more art in the open sphere.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The peacock

This is something I have been thinking of taking a photo of for a long time. Many years now I have walked past it on my way to and home from uni. I call it the peacock, and it is the fountain at the little place in front of the entrance to the train and subway station Nationaltheatret.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

I feel fresh!

Today I have managed to pop out the office to enjoy a nice walk in the forest (yes, there are forests here in Oslo). I feel fresh! By the way, I can't believe I came across this small stream and waterfall. What a beautiful and serene spot! The path I walked is in the north east of the city, in Lillomarka.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Behind the camera.

Remember the photo, Mix? Well, here is from behind the sce.. camera.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Vår Frelsers gravlund

Along Ullevålsveien towards St. Hanshaugen you can stroll through the cemetery Vår Frelsers gravlund. Here from a very sunny morning a few days ago. Judging by today's grey and rainy weather, it feels like its a lifetime ago I took this photo..

Monday, 20 May 2013

Street art

In many places around Oslo you can spot some beautiful street art. Gamlebyen have just been appointed the new place for it, just check out today's news article, Gatekunstbydelen. Today's photo from a street close to St. Hanshaugen however, shows a bit more modest street art compared to the art in Gamlebyen.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Hot summer in the city

Today have been an absolute perfect summer day! Just too bad I've been stuck in the library writing a master thesis all day... Luckily for me our apartment is facing west so I got to enjoy the sun from the afternoon until it set. What a beautiful view!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Nasjonaldagen: Theme Day

Today is Norway's nasjonaldag (Constitution Day), AND it is one of CDP's National day theme days! Yeay! For those of you who have followed me for a while know I'm not originally from Oslo, I'm from Nedre Eiker, and that's where I am spending the National day this year. Since I'm not in Oslo today, I won't be able to take a photo of the celebrations, so I have posted a photo taken yesterday (by my classmate and photographer, Untiltled Hype Production). Every year, on 16th of May, all kindergarden and school kids are out practicing for the 17th of May parade. Here from the outside the french school in Oslo.

Thursday, 16 May 2013


I'm dreaming. Of summer holiday. Of being done with my master thesis. If I had a caravan like this, I would just pack up and drive away for a weekend or two. Only 3 more weeks now.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Kom mai, du skjønne milde!

Finally, the trees are in bloom! I love it! This white beauty was spotted in the roundabout at St. Olavs Plass.

Sunday, 12 May 2013


In the middle of Grünerløkka is the old Halléngården. The old clothing shop from 1880 is in disrepair after being empty for the last ten years. The city's antiquarian has had enough: Hallén have to be renovated!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Akershus Festning

I think I have mentioned Akershus Festning a few times. Once I posted a photo of the view from the fortress (here). Today's photo is taken at Aker Brygge, at sunset. Check out this photo of Pipervika. Almost the same picture, a whole different season..

Thursday, 9 May 2013


I like it when housing associations and owners dare to paint the apartment buildings in bright, happy colors! Today's photo is taken at Torshov. See also another bright colored building here.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013


Ever since I started blogging again in January I have been fairly good at posting a daily photo, however, I expect that there will be a few days missing (like the other day) the next weeks coming up. I am in the final stages of my master thesis, and every night when I get home my head feels as empty as this container, that I walked past the other day. I'll try my best, but consider this as an excuse and explanation..

Monday, 6 May 2013


I have already posted a few photos of the city's ongoing development (here and here). You might be sick and tired of it by now, but I thought this view were pretty cool. In front is the new Astrup Fearnley museet, in the background the very expensive apartments at Tjuvholmen and Aker Brygge.

Saturday, 4 May 2013


Last night, my brother-in-law the multi-instrumentalist Runar Granheim held a concert at Buckleys blues pub, joined by Tuva from Tuva & And The Far Out Orchestra. His first album will be released this fall, and yesterday he played a collection of his songs for us. Playing guitar, piano, accordion, ukulele (and at least a few more instruments) he sings songs about life, friendship and daydreams. It was a very enjoyable evening, with friends and beautiful songs!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013


So, if you get the chance to go to Åpent Bakeri, try their Reindeer pizza with white sauce, reindeer and pomegranate. Yum! Sorry, guys, no theme day photo today, at least not as long as pizza makers aren't creative artisans..

Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Look what I came across at a grocery store close to Sofienbergparken, a picture collage! Pretty cool for a photography fanatic like me! The text in the photo, almost in the centre of if says:

"Why photos here, you may wonder? At Kiwi (the grocery store) of all places. But this isn't just Kiwi. This is your and mine local grocery store. And, if I had the opportunity to write something that everybody could see - then I would have written this: Smile to your neighbor. This is our street. And it is what we make of it. Let us make this little corner of the world the best world to live in."
By Caroline Roka.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Åpent Bakeri

If you fancy pizza for dinner you should try this bakery. Yes, bakery. When the baker goes home, the pizza maker comes out, ready to make some of the best pizzas in Oslo. Soon, I'll share a photo my choice of pizza for the day. PS: If you're only after lunch they have a very good müsli bun! Check out Åpent Bakeri for a bakery near you!

Sunday, 28 April 2013


I have spent my Sunday afternoon going for a drive, to the peninsula Bygdøy. We were meaning to go for a walk around the area Huk, a very popular spot to sun bath in summer, but there was so much ventus we only walked around for 15 minutes or so. The two kiters you can see in the fjord didn't seem to mind it though. A very beautiful spot, very weathered, can't wait to go back when the weather is a little warmer..

Saturday, 27 April 2013


After the development of Tjuvholmen at Aker Brygge and the opening of Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo's citizens have now got themselves a city beach. Right on the very edge of the islet the constructors have brought in sand and opened up for the fjord to come all the way up to the museum. Here are two girls enjoying the good weather, pebbles and spring time!

Friday, 26 April 2013

MS "Huldra"

One of the ferry boats at Aker Brygge. Oh, how i look forward to it taking me to one of the island i the Oslo Fjord this summer! Check out ruter.no for timetables.

Thursday, 25 April 2013


The city is in constant change, especially when it comes to building new apartments and commercial sites. Here from east in Oslo, Lørenpynten, a huge area where lots of new buildings being constructed. See also Where industry meets residential area, which is not taken far from today's photo.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Finally the sun is out and shines on our veranda every evening. I love the evening sun! You might recognize Rosenhoff Voksenopplæring? Might not be a surprise after all the posts, but this is our view from the veranda: utsikt over Oslo and Oslo.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Trikkelinjer (tram lines) at Rådhusplassen. Remember my post for April's theme day, pedestrians crossing? Today's photo is taken from the same spot, just facing the other direction. In the background you can see the City Hall.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Astrup Fearnley Museet

Astrup Fearnley Museet, a museum of contemporary art was opened in 1993. The museum doors closed in December 2011 only to reopen, in a new museum building at Tjuvholmen in September 2012. Today's photo is from the centre of the building, right next to the main entrance. Up coming exhibitions are Cindy Sherman - Untitled Horrors and Contemporary Brazilian Art.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Saturday, 20 April 2013


Weekend greetings to all of you from Adelheid and her man!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Man on stilts

In one of the channels at Aker Brygge there is a statue of a man on stilts. The following text is taken from a webpage where a woman is sharing her interpretation of the statue:

The statue itself is not particularly original, but it is the location in the water and the surroundings that makes this a place to stop. The man gazes through the channel, towards the inner Oslofjord. There is where he wants to be! He wants to be out, in freedom, away from the hustle of the city - that's what counts! He is leaning forward, balancing on stilts, heading out to the sea. This man is simply cool, because he is balancing between the stable and traditional (Aker Brygge and the safe ground) and the new and unpredictable (Tjuvholmen and the sea). (ref.)

Thursday, 18 April 2013


Vålerenga Sports Association (VIF), or Oslo's pride, which is what they call themselves are celebrating their centenary this year. Oslo Nye Teater is setting up a musical performance this autumn as a tribute to the sports club. The performance is a centennial chronicle about a fictional family from Vålerenga through four generations. For more information and tickets, check out OsloNye's webpage.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Wheee!! Sale! For those of you who remember my post se min kjole, this is my number one dress shop. Hurry up before the sale ends!

Monday, 15 April 2013


I've just come back from a weekend in Paris and whenever I'm there I find useful and interesting information about ongoing and upcoming exhibitions and events through the commercials in the metro passages. Therefore is today's photo suitable, commercials at Stortinget subway station!

Saturday, 13 April 2013


A popular beer garden and restaurant in Oslo, Lekter'n, a pontoon on Aker Brygge. It opened in March and will stay open and attract young adults and tourists all through the summer season. If you go there, be aware of all the sea gulls flying over you head, I once got shat at!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Thursday, 11 April 2013


A couple in bright orange, matching jackets in front of the City Hall. For some reason I really like the colors in this photo I like the contrast between the orange, black and red bricks.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Beautiful winter light over the Oslo Fjord at dusk. The water looks very cold, but I can tell you that Oslofjorden is the fjord with the highest average temperature i Norway, with 7.5 degrees. February is coldest month, minus 1.3 degrees, whilst in July it is normally around 17.2. Now that's cold! 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


At Tjuvholmen, Pushwagner's gallery is to be found. Remember his exhibition at Gulden Kunstverk? I wonder if his cadillac is parked somewhere close?

Monday, 8 April 2013


In front of the fortress Akershus Festning there is a mix of new and old. Part of the old fortress wall on the right and new buildings on the left. Not far from this place is the Café Skansen, a yellow café with a lovely terrace. I have never been there, but hopefully I will go during the summer. Turning around, this is the view from the fortress garden towards Aker Brygge!