Readers: another post in our activity. To read the adventure in the order of the events click HERE for the Day by Day Trip Report. To see all the photos go HERE
Vikings await . . .
Oslo Clarion Royal Christiania Hotel
Oslo City Hall
But first we had to find the gathering place, where the tour begins. We'd had hints and pointings from Tore (Consul to the Seychelles) but this morning we were on our own. We knew we had to get to City Hall and we knew that City Hall is off the main drag -- Karl Johans Gate (gate = street.) We found our way to KJG and walked and strolled, doing a bit of window shopping on the "pedestrian" street. "Pedestrian" street means no cars, but at 9 am it still translates into "delivery trucks allowed." We dodged a few.
Gustav Vigenland sculpture park, an homage to man/woman relationships and child/parent relationships, all by the sculptor.
From the park, we drove up to the Hollmenkollen, a giant ski jump which was built for the 1952 Olympics and rebuilt many times. It is very beautiful and made my head swim just to look at it. Wait until you see the photos...you will want to turn and run!!!
We had the privilege to see folks doing "zip line" across the slope. Most of their skiing is "cross country" as they don't have high mountains. Within 30 minutes of Oslo there 27,000m of groomed trails. It is said that Norwegians are born with ski's on their feet.
Expensive food remains a theme, well, truthfully expensive everything is a better whay to characterize the theme. Fridge magnets are $8.00 US. Ouch!