Post by Lynn and Paul Henni
Around The City – Oslo
We spent 3 days in an incredibly hot Oslo recently. As you can see from this shot, the sun was strong and created good shadows.
Both of us were captivated by the Royal Opera House opened in 2008. It has lots of sloping areas for sun-worshipers to spread themselves across and is of course, ideal for urban snappers.
The lines and angles drew us both and we took many, many shots.
We took full advantage of the glass which provided some interesting reflections.
This shot is of Paul lining up a shot (in his summer hat!) and his cousin Gro, having a seat and lining up a shot of her own.
I like the half shadow across Gro on this one.
Lynn in her summer hat.
The glint of sunlight and the retro feel drew paul’s eye to this boat.
Snapper snapped snapper again.
And vice versa.
Statue of Jens Olav Walaas Selvaag, a Norwegian engineer with an interest in designing affordable housing. I don’t think those flats surrounding him would be regarded as affordable, even by Norwegian standards but some interesting architecture.
Just outside the stylish Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, located in Aker Brygge and designed by Enzo Piano, we found this sculpture surrounded by lines and shadows.
So did someone else.
Inside the Astrup fearnley, art lovers against a window out onto the Oslo Fjord.
We didn’t find out why there were various South American music and dance groups parading round but we enjoyed the lively sounds – and colours!
I took this one from the window on the plane on the way home – the sun setting over a fjord opening out onto the North sea.
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