now has a water front of new steel and glass construction inhabited by mad bicylists at 0730 in the morning. Once again, this post is picture heavy, please be patient.
I hiked around the city for an hour before returning to the downtown area and a coffee shop, falling in love again with interesting buildings and quiet neighborhoods.
My new favorite place to have Chai is Wayne’s Coffee which offers free Wifi along with barristas smart enough to ask about syrup vs tea.
Long one of my favorite places to buy yarn and toys in Oslo, Husfliden is undergoing renovation. As a result, they are temporarily located on the bottom floor of Glasmagasinet. I spent a long time drooling over yarn and some of the older Rauma patterns, but restrained myself.
Wandering by my other favorite place –
which is located in Oslo City (1). Very nice people and collection of yarns, patterns and fastenings. It was here that I bought the makings for my Viking Ship Sweater in 1998/99.
What would a port town be without a castle/defensive fort on the hillside. Unlike the UK, there are a few signs up mentioning that the sides are steep. But there are no guard rails, handrails or other methods of preventing you from being really stupid. Guess the Norwegian concept is that you are responsible for yourself and those with you. I like that. I just missed the hours on the Armed Forces Museum…
As you know, I am not much of a person for wandering into churches. These doors and lintels are the surviving pieces of several old churches and are on display at the main museum. I am going to put the rest on an Oslo page when I am back home and have time.