Oooops...seems the real world is taking over from my internetting.
Totally forgot this thread existed
Otherwise I would have told you guys about my visit to Norway earlier
this summer. Turned my back on the Finnish Midsummer festivities and
went to spend a week over there.
What a lovely, lovely dream of a country
(It is totally insane to give it away to distant strangers.)
My beautiful Norwegian lady lives in a fairy tale, Tolkien-like landscape.
Makes a flatlander go
Hi-tech town center still only a few minute's walk away.
Train ride into Oslo only a short one; to the airport 15 minutes.
57% of Norwegians still live in the countryside - and it shows.
Adorable little villages in absolutely impossible surroundings
look so much more alive than over here.
Oslo, on the other hand, is kind of stressful.
Counting in the mass of tourists, a million people crammed
together in a fjord valley. Hard to believe how narrow the
streets are. Houses tightly together - even in the futuristic
skyscraper part. Weird.
(A rather big portion of the Norwegian capital is already muslim.
No argument about it. And don't tell me Sharia does not
exist right alongside Norwegian law.)
But there's also a really nice, a bit Helsinkish art noveau
neighbourhood...and it's rather big and absolutely beautiful.
Sorry, no pics since I don't own a phone nor a camera.
This became my absolute favourite among Oslo's must-sees,
Mr Vigeland was something else.
Absolutely love his work and the park.
Gotta be there to catch the scope of his giganormous skill and
productivity. And no space fillers either - every single one of
those sculptures is a masterpiece with a fascinating depth to
Although, of course, The Viking Ship Museum also was a big hit
with me. Stunning stuff.
Hated flying, as always - kissed the Motherland upon return.