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THE TERRORISTS AROUND OSLO

A DAY OUT ON THE FIORD, VIA FERRY, T-BANE (LONG MULTI CARRIAGE TRAM), BUS and walking !!

sunny 18 °C

Today we had a real tourist trip, to see the sights of Oslo. Leanne was taken along in her wheelchair and I had a real trial navigating the cobblestones and rainwater gutters. The downpipes from the buildings discharge at the base if the building wall. The water then runs across the footpath in a shallow drain about 1 to 2 inches deep. Cracks between the cobblestones and the drains are not very wheelchair friendly.

But no matter !! We negotiated every thing. First of all on the T-Bane to Aker Brigge to board the ferry, (puts the Sydney ferries to shame) Luxurious !! There are five of them on the harbour.IMG_2296

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Two of the ferries waiting at Aker Brigge.IMG_2363.jpgNorma having another coffee (on board).

Norma having another coffee (on board).

IMG_2358.jpgCruise liner tied up at street wharf- (Oslo fiord is nearly 300 metres deep but very narrow

Cruise liner tied up at street wharf- (Oslo fiord is nearly 300 metres deep but very narrow

On the ferry to Nesodden where we hopped on a bus for a trip around that hilly suburb that has striking views over the fiord. Very friendly bus driver pointed out some lookout points and directions about getting back to the ferry wharf . We did and had an ice cream at the cafe and waited for the ferry to return.The ferry wharf at Nesodden

The ferry wharf at Nesodden

After cruising back to Aker Brigge a trip around the central (old) part of Oslo and Aker Schus that is a fort built in 1420 by a Swedish King. Also the spot where Quisling (the sympathiser who ruled Norway for the Nazis during WW11) was shot with his cohorts.

To BKORVIKA, the old container terminal where a massive re-development is taking place. First of all ---- the Opera House which was finished in 2009 as the first part of The Cultural Centre and will also be the site of the new Munch/Stenersen Museum that will feature both artists. ( We visited the Munch museum which is too small to feature all of the paintings that the city has of that artist. I took some photos of some of his work and came to the conclusion that he did not sell many. Oslo city has a collection of over 350. I think he had a Macula problem as he got older.

Now to the Opera House. Built with a sloping paved roof where the public can walk at any time.OSLO OPERA HOUSE.

OSLO OPERA HOUSE.

FROM THE WATER

FROM THE WATER

THE FOYER

THE FOYER

THE FOYER

THE FOYER

ENTRY LEVEL AND US

ENTRY LEVEL AND US

THE STAGE

THE STAGE

TELEPHOTO SHOT OF PART OF THE ORCHESTRA--

TELEPHOTO SHOT OF PART OF THE ORCHESTRA--

AT NIGHT -AFTER THE SHOW

AT NIGHT -AFTER THE SHOW

Back home to Leannes house after the show by T_Bane. More blog to-morrow

Posted by normaandjack 08:53 Archived in Norway

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Dear Norma & Jack, The Opera House looks beautiful. What was the show you went to see? Was it South Pacific considering the orchestra's shirts? Hope Leanne is getting better. It looks like you are lucky with the weather. It has been very hot here, just like summer. Look forward to your next encyclical. Love Penny & John

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