Photo Safari in Oslo – Goal: See Teachers House

Photo Safari in Oslo

I must admit that I’m not particularly fond of Oslo. When I chose to settle down in Trondheim, which is approx. 500 kilometers North of my childhood home, it was not completely by accident. Yet, I always discover something interesting when I visit the capital city. Like for instance, last weekend, when we found Wergeland’s old stable in this idyllic residential enclave by Fredensborgveien. Oslo can be perceived as rather … Continue reading

Jungle Animals and Free Birds in the Heart of Oslo

Forceful jungle animals in the city

Oslo, the capital of Norway, on a cold spring day, on the day the trial of Anders Behren Breivik started (terrorist and mass murderer, responsible for the 22nd of July massacre). No one is unmoved. Danger showed up where it was least expected. “Free as a bird, or in the claws of destiny?” Forceful jungle animals in the heart of the city – reminders of our dependence of the forces … Continue reading

Oslo Opera House


“Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music” Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling. The Oslo Opera House lies in the transition between land and sea, with its vast slanting marble floors to sit or walk about on when the weather allows it. The building majestically tilts towards the ocean, like an iceberg. The renouned Norwegian architects from Snøhetta, who also designed the library of Alexandria and the … Continue reading

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