Sunday, August 21, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: Downtown Oslo

Oslo is drop dead gorgeous.  Find a comfortable seat.  I have 215 photos to show you.


OK.  Just nine.  Karl Johans gate is a long park-lined street filled with restaurants, shops, government buildings and other major buildings.  And people.


I told you.  Lots of people.


The Royal Palace sits at the far end of Karl Johans gate.


Stortinget, the building housing Norway's Parliament, is about half way down Karl Johans gate.


Some of the stores are in lovely old buildings that would be at home in Paris.


The National Theater -- a handsome classical building with statues everywhere -- is near the west end of Karl Johans gate.  Henrik Ibsen is at the left side, over that woman's shoulder.  


Other statues outside the National Theater are of artists best known to Norwegians. 


There was a mouth-watering crafts show at the side and rear of Oslo Cathedral.  I asked this potter if she dies her hair every day to match her dresses.  "Yes."  What will it be tomorrow?  "Blue."


There was a Pakistan exhibition.  This is the side of a richly painted wagon.  And a tourist.

9 comments:

Gunn said...

Nice images. I like the way you photographed The National Theatre. Never seen a composition like that before. The statue of the woman with the long dress is Wenche Foss. She was an actress and also a well known Lady.
I find it interesting to see Oslo through your eyes and camera.

Enjoy your trip!
Will I see you in Stavanger?

LuiZ FernandoS said...

The tourist's hand seems to have been to Pakistan too.

bill burke said...

Oslo is looking nice and vibrant. Fantastic photos Jack!

Sharon Anck said...

That is a lot of people out walking the streets. I love the lady with the colorful hair!

RedPat said...

Wow - it is so crowded with people!

Michelle said...

The portrait of the lady with the colorful hair is superb. What an infectious smile!

Taken For Granted said...

Okay Jack, I'm ready for a slide show of your 215 Oslo photos. As a photo junkie, I would love that. The art work on the side of that wagon is amazing.

Kate said...

I agree that a slide show of your photos would be wonderful. Will you do it?

William Kendall said...

A very busy city... and beautiful. The Palace especially.