12 Oct 2015 – OSL Port Authority
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!
Colourful wall murals
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.
Glad that the horse-back security are there. Some years ago, would not have wandered in this area.
Oslo Havn KF=The OSL Port Authority first established 1735 and one of Norway’s oldest organizations still in existence.
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!
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.
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.
The 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!
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 🙂
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.
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.
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