Tag Archives: Oslo

Farmers Market in Oslo

My saturday was spent in Oslo, to finally watch The Avengers (superhero obsession alert) and a surprise visit to the farmers market. Luckily the weather was on our side, and we ended up spending some of the early afternoon walking around the market. It’s one of my favorite things to do in Oslo during the summer. The farmers market in Oslo is in a part of the city called Birkelunden, and it’s such a charming area. I’d love to live there one day, maybe after my bachelor degree is finished and I move back home 🙂 Anyway, here are some pictures that I though I’d share with you.

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Oslo Opera House

Yesterday I went to the Oslo opera house with my family to watch my sister dance. Needless to say I was so proud of her! The Opera house in Oslo is still quite new, and it’s a very beautiful building right by the sea. The Oslo opera house is home to the Norwegian national Opera and Ballet, and it’s the national Opera Theatre in Norway. As you can tell from the picture, the outside surfaces of the building are angled to make it appear as if the the building is rising from the water. Very beautiful.

Officially opened in April 2008, the Oslo Opera House was designed by the acclaimed Norwegian architectural firm  called Snøhetta. The opera, which took five years to complete, is quite easy to get to, as it is close to the central train station.  It is the largest cultural building to be built in Norway since the construction of the Nidarosdomen cathedral  in Trondheim at the start of the 14th century.

I have only seen an actual opera in this building one time. My friend and I got standing room tickets, because lets face it, were students.. And tickets to go see an opera are outrageously expensive.. But it turned out that the standing room area had the best view in the house, so we were pretty happy.

My Beautiful sister

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Redheads in the city

It’s time for me to be reunited with one of my favorite cities in the world. Oslo! I love England, and London is fantastic, but it feels really good to be home. Oslo is a really versatile city, with everything from beautiful parks to charming areas by the sea. Everything from high fashion stores to cute little vintage boutiques and everything in between.  If you are ever in need of recommended tourist attractions in Oslo, feel free to let me know.  Tonight it’s time to catch up with a wonderful friend (and fellow redhead), for dinner and tonights showing of American Pie: reunion.  I’m expecting laughter, hilarious comedy and me being slightly embarrassed…

Beautiful Oslo…

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