Week 269 – Oslo

Since we have people coming from different directions, we met at my office near Dulles and Ubered from there – once at the airport we got off to a bad start. Unexpectedly long line as Icelandic Air was changing planes (757 to 737) which caused issues as they required everyone to go to the counter while concurrently Alex realized that she had left her phone at my office and had to uber back and get it and return while we waited in line. We ended making it to the gate with time to spare but the plane change led to me getting moved from an extra legroom to middle seat in the back of the plane – luckily it was near Alex and she switched. Once in Oslo, picked up the van and found the AirBNB and checked in – no problems.

Oslo very accessible as we spend the day putting over 20,000 steps through town. Perfect weather and daylight until after 10pm. We didn’t see anything especially different, just a nice northern European city. Oslo is filled with world class museum’s and palaces, but with the spectacular weather and not a lot of time, we opted to stay outside and explore the City. We did stop by the gift shop of the Nobel Peace Prize (not to be confused with the Noble Prize that used to be given out locally) and it would have been interesting had we been there during open hours.

Short visit to Oslo as our focus for the trip was outdoor places to see.

Great Ambiance – $225 for pizza and water
Birds on statues head became a theme
Organization before the picture
Nobel Prize Winner’s museum
This is the building where the Nobel Prizes are awarded. It is the City Hall which was a design competition in 1918 and finished in 1960. Really terrible building but some interesting art deco.

Art Deco on outside of city hall
Main Harbor
We joked that we always eat at restaurants near Jamie Oliver’s – but alas no more
On top of the Oslo Opera House
Our AirBNB -in basement
Oldest street in Oslo – Damstredet

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