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Belatedly Oslo

I have always wanted to visit Norway, so – foolishly, without doing any research on where we should actually go in the country -- in May 2013 we took a trip to Oslo, where we stayed four days. I don’t mean any offense to the Norwegians, because the people we met there were delightful, but Oslo simply was not my favorite city, and I didn’t have the greatest time there. It’s hard to remember now exactly why, but the weather was mainly miserable, the prices exorbitant, not really so much to see or do in town, places we did want to visit seemed to be closed, couldn’t even take a fjord cruise because of the pouring rain, you name it. I do recall, though, that we had a flight out at 8 p.m. on our last day there, and at 2 p.m. I was ready to go to the airport, which wasn’t more than an hour away. I just couldn’t wait to get back home to Budapest.

I did however take some pictures, and I hope they will show some of the nicer things we saw in the city. I have put off working on them for over two years due to other travels and focusing on Saudi Arabia, but I decided it was finally time to bite the bullet and do this gallery!
Blue sky and the National Theater
Blue sky and the National Theater
The dome, National Theater
The dome, National Theater
Danish Embassy?
Danish Embassy?
EIK
EIK
Welcoming committee
Welcoming committee
Green awnings
Green awnings
A hint of spring
A hint of spring
Circular
Circular
Bar in disguise
Bar in disguise
Tower with a clock
Tower with a clock
A real clock tower
A real clock tower
Watching the building
Watching the building
Old building and hardware
Old building and hardware
Oslo harbor
Oslo harbor
Traditional building at Akershus Slott
Traditional building at Akershus Slott
Stone house at Akershus Slott
Stone house at Akershus Slott
Akershus Slott, courtyard
Akershus Slott, courtyard
Cannon at Akershus Slott
Cannon at Akershus Slott
Regal entry
Regal entry
'Anno 1633'
'Anno 1633'
Outside the fortress
Outside the fortress
'Grandparent protesters' at Parliament
'Grandparent protesters' at Parliament
Entertainment
Entertainment
Just enough light
Just enough light
Harbor view
Harbor view
The Helena
The Helena
Oslo City Hall (Rådhusset)
Oslo City Hall (Rådhusset)
Oslo's Museum Island, Bygdøy
:: Oslo's Museum Island, Bygdøy ::
Bygdøy ferry
Bygdøy ferry
Sailing weather?
Sailing weather?
Akershus Slott from the ferry
Akershus Slott from the ferry
City Hall clock
City Hall clock
Dining al fresco, Oslo style
Dining al fresco, Oslo style
Tourist snap
Tourist snap
Traditional dress
Traditional dress
Family portrait
Family portrait
Nobel Peace Center
Nobel Peace Center
Nobel Peace Center, 'Censored'
Nobel Peace Center, 'Censored'
Nobel Peace Center, reflections
Nobel Peace Center, reflections
Nobel Peace Center, The Nobel Field
Nobel Peace Center, The Nobel Field
Elegant
Elegant
Public art
Public art
'The Scream'
'The Scream'
Striking
Striking
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Smiling guard at the Royal Palace
Smiling guard at the Royal Palace
Royal Palace, coat of arms
Royal Palace, coat of arms
Palace grounds
Palace grounds
The Christian Radich
The Christian Radich
The Christian Radich, sailors and captain
The Christian Radich, sailors and captain
The Christian Radich, sailors disembarking
The Christian Radich, sailors disembarking
The Christian Radich,  intricacy of rigging
The Christian Radich, intricacy of rigging
The Christian Radich, bow view
The Christian Radich, bow view
Fancy shopping
Fancy shopping
A man to remember
A man to remember
Attractive
Attractive
Residential Oslo (1)
Residential Oslo (1)
Residential Oslo (2)
Residential Oslo (2)
Residential Oslo (3)
Residential Oslo (3)
Residential Oslo (4)
Residential Oslo (4)
Restaurant, theater, museum
Restaurant, theater, museum
Double watch
Double watch
Somebody is watching
Somebody is watching
The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
Commercial building
Commercial building
Parliament
Parliament
Sunset view
Sunset view
Oslo Cathedral, tower
Oslo Cathedral, tower
Oslo Cathedral, altar
Oslo Cathedral, altar
Oslo Cathedral, royal box
Oslo Cathedral, royal box
Oslo Cathedral, ceiling art
Oslo Cathedral, ceiling art
Oslo Cathedral, pulpit
Oslo Cathedral, pulpit
Oslo Cathedral, ceiling art
Oslo Cathedral, ceiling art
Oslo Cathedral, original organ
Oslo Cathedral, original organ
Oslo Cathedral, ceiling art
Oslo Cathedral, ceiling art
Oslo Cathedral, reflecting art (1)
Oslo Cathedral, reflecting art (1)
Oslo Cathedral, reflecting art (2)
Oslo Cathedral, reflecting art (2)
Oslo Cathedral, ceiling art
Oslo Cathedral, ceiling art
Oslo Cathedral, St. Hallvard coat of arms
Oslo Cathedral, St. Hallvard coat of arms
Park building
Park building
Outdoor cooking
Outdoor cooking
Flower market
Flower market
Flower market
Flower market
Farewell to Norway
Farewell to Norway