10 Jul 2012 – and the surroundings

Sun: Frognerbadet=the Frogner Baths, located adjacent to Frognerparken opened in 1956 and doubles as a public bath and swimming pool and a professional swimming venue. It is usually crowded in the weekends when the weather permits. The pools are built in a way that one can view the upper pool thru’ glass windows (ariel pool pix downloaded). Also, the festival Norwegian Wood is hosted within its premises.

1967 was the last visit to this public swimming pool. The B/W pix are in SIN and would be interesting to see the changes after 45yrs! Entry charges have certainly changed, costing NOK83/S$17 per entry today and there is water slide which was not there in 1967 (SIN it cost .50c per entry for seniors!!). Did not swim but the guard kindly allowed FOC entry when going down memory lane was the explanation 🙂

Næringslivets hus/NHO=The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise is Norway’s major organisation for employers and the leading business lobby. This interesting building with a stone door was completed in 1960. Their mission is to create and sustain conditions that secure the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry and thereby maintain the basis for a good standard of living, sound economic growth and sustainable development.

Thu & Fri: visit from Berit and John.

Random pix in the area including street music and a beggar! At least the street music people are trying even when their performances are not for all ears!!

I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve – Xavier Cugat

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