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Life Thru A Lens

A few more video clips to share, featuring 17.mai celebrations, a couple of concerts and Frogner Park / Vigeland Sculpture Park.

Crashing a Party – Norway’s Constitution Day

Tuesday was Norway's Constitution Day. Dave, Wendy and I started with a champagne breakfast at the flat while I watched some of the big parade on the TV, plus scenes from around Norway and around the...

Then Raise The Scarlet Standard High

Everyone here is gearing up for tomorrow's 17.mai celebrations, Norway's Constitution Day. In the morning I shall join Wendy and Dave for a traditional champagne breakfast then make my way into the city to join in...

Oslo by Day, Oslo by Night, No Eurovision in Sight

Saturday was a cultural explosion! The sun was out again so I decided to head on down into the city and see what more delights I could find. I started off looking for a cheap barbers...

Of Montreal – Oslo in the Summertime

Oslo in the summertime, nobody can fall asleep I'm staring out the window from my bed At 4 AM the sun is up Look, the sky is peppered with sea birds And with crows all cackling...

Questions and Answers – Part One

So it's been a few days since my last blog post and I thought I'd answer some of the questions people have been asking me on the blog and on Facebook. Why are you in Norway?...

Oslo, The City of Light and Music

A trip to Oslo’s “Ghetto”

Following Saturday's wander around Grünerløkka, I decided to venture out on Sunday to the area of Oslo with a questionable reputation – Grønland. It's the area to the immediate north and east of Oslo Sentralstasjon. A...

Found! Oslo’s Hipster Hangout, Grünerløkka

It's been a beautiful weekend so far, I really have been blessed with stunning weather since my arrival. I'm trying not to get too used to it though, as when September/October arrives it's going to be...

Shopping And Sunshine

I finished up early at work today and took the t-bane into central Oslo, so I could spend a couple of hours walking around. Yes, my foot is feeling better! I'm still hobbling a little, but...