Oct 2008 – Sandvika
Kolsås and Sandvika are located in Bærum (population 160,000), Norway’s wealthiest municipality. Sandvika is Bærum’s main drag where the town hall, designed by Magnus Poulsson in 1926 (Linn & May’s great-grandfather) and at present under renovation. My new Iraqi tenant is the owner of Sandvika Pizza & Grill (tasty fast food) across the road from the town hall.
Sandvika has many small and pleasant places. Pictures: Bærum Rådhus (town hall), Sandvika Kirke (church), Bærum Arts Association (idyllic row of white houses by the lake), Engervannet (lake), Løkkeparkken (charming houses with metal sculptures). It is app 7km (walking/cycle path) from Kolsås to Sandvika. The last 2 pictures are of the former Franzefoss kalkmølle (a mill), now a cultural station, on the walking path from the house to Sandvika.