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..