Barcode Olso

12 Oct 2015 – OSL Port Authority

IMG_5821IMG_5796IMG_5816

Fri: after delivering O, walked to Aker Brygge and towards Akerhus Fortress. An unusual public restroom which states Pissoar on one side and WC on the other side, so ladies remember to go into the correct side! A new diver statue welcoming visitors and swans contemplating their hibernation location!

IMG_5807IMG_5800IMG_5836

Colourful wall murals

IMG_5812 CropIMG_5831

IMG_5826IMG_5829IMG_5832

Checking out the new developments around the area at the bottom of Akershus Fortress. It  certainly has changed for the better and nice to see sea-faring tourist heading into town in this direction.

IMG_5827IMG_5830IMG_5845IMG_5850

Glad that the horse-back security are there. Some years ago, would not have wandered in this area.

IMG_5852IMG_5858IMG_5856

Oslo Havn KF=The OSL Port Authority first established 1735 and one of Norway’s oldest organizations still in existence.

IMG_5860IMG_5868IMG_5869IMG_5873

Passing by electric cars refilling station (the red one is my favourite where parallel parking is not necessary), not sure what this piece of artwork is about, kids learning to throw the rope and a nice contrast the old and new floating vessels!

IMG_5865IMG_5874

By passing the Opera House to check out newer buildings on Dronning Eufemias gate which are built to fit with the design of the Opera House.

IMG_5877map

IMG_5880IMG_5882IMG_5893IMG_5916

The Barcode Project is a section of the Bjørvika portion of the Fjord City redevelopment on former dock and industrial land in central OSL. It consists of a row of new multi-purpose high-rise buildings and this is what they look like facing the sea.

IMG_5901IMG_5903

IMG_5947The other side facing the central railway station must be rather noisy. considering that all the trains stop at this station. Enough of sight-seeing and pix taking for today. Rest of the day was also on my feet for early Christmas shopping at IKEA.

It has been a long time since my feet had to be moving upright all day and feeling my limits!

IMG_5932IMG_5920

Sat: thought it would be a quiet weekend but how can I say no to food??? Farmers Market down the road with tasting, oh! I am in food paradise 🙂

IMG_5928IMG_5929IMG_5924

The aromas of all the food variety is just intoxicating! Sooo true as to what George Bernard Shaw said  that there is no love sincerer than the love of food.

IMG_5937IMG_5925IMG_5942IMG_5944

Could not resist buying the apple, black currant, elder berry juice and krasekaker. NOK600 S$100+poorer but happy 🙂 🙂 Christmas shopping done for M&B.

IMG_5946IMG_5919

Sun: those who know me probably also know why this over-active energy over the weekend – a way to escape the thought of not seeing O until 2016. Have been thoroughly enjoying listening to his voice and watching him develop the past 7+weeks. Will count my blessings and start packing…

Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you
Tomorrow I’ll miss you
Remember I’ll always be true
And then while I’m away
I’ll write home every day
And I’ll send all my loving to you – ‎Lennon–McCartney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QljI1Uotwc

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s