Nydalen/Akerselven

12 Aug 2012 – Nils Bays vei

Sat: tkx to Mette for a roof over the weekend while M&B are entertaining family with 2 children! Bidding farewell for now and capturing memories from our 1983 Ibiza trip. Appreciations to Mette for sharing the pix from then…

Nydalen is a neighbourhood in the Nordre Aker borough in northern OSL. Since the late 19th century Nydalen has been a largely industrial area. Beginning in the 1990s, it gradually transformed into a mix of lighter service industries and residential areas.

The relocation of the Norwegian School of Management (BI) to the area in 2004 also boosted the area’s development. In 2003, a new subway station opened. Many people have moved into new residential buildings in the late 2000s.

Akerselven/Akers River flows through OSL. It starts at Maridalsvannet in Oslomarka, and follows the urban areas Nordre Aker, Sagene, Grünerløkka, OSL centre and Grønland. The entire river is about 8.2km and has a difference in altitude of app 149m.

This river is OSL green lung and many parks and nature trails are to be found by its path. A walk from along this river from the rural Frysja down through the different parts of OSL all the way down to the city centre is an amazing experience and a walk through the history of OSL. After 150 years of industrial and sewage discharges along river, a local initiative to limit emissions and revive the flora and fauna started in the 1980s.

Interesting pub, graffiti, etc. Parts of the path is diverted due to constructions.

To Mette and Kirsten, blessed to have you both crossing life’s journey.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one – Khalil Gibran

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