walking on sunshine

 Oslo basked in clear skies and kisses from the sun today. Some of the best ways to enjoy such prime weather would be visiting the Vigeland Sculpture Park, probably the most famous park in the capital, and enjoying the sea breeze amidst al fresco dining at Aker Brygge at the harbor front.Vigeland Sculpture ParkCreated by sculptor Gustav Vigeland between the years 1907 and 1942, the park features sculptures modelled in full size, which were supposed to represent the cycle of life. One of the main attractions is The Monolith, a tall column measuring over 14 meters, with human bodies carved out of a single block of stone. Another famous sculpture is that of an angry young boy, called Sinnataggen, located at the bridge of the park.Aker BryggeThis waterfront site in downtown Oslo was once a shipbuilding facility. It is now brimming with shops, restaurants, docked yachts, office buildings and posh apartments. Locals say it is the best way to see Norwegians spend their money. It is said that a beer sold from one of the floating restaurants costs twice as much as what you would get from the area where I live.

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11 Responses to “walking on sunshine”


  1. 1 ~*galenlondeien*~ July 6, 2006 at 5:25 am

    Glad you’re having a grand time out there! Thanks for sharing the lovely pics. :)

  2. 2 charles July 6, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    nice pictures.You should contact Renny as well coz so you can meet him. And yes the floating restaurant is a bit expensive compare to the normal restos around it

  3. 3 Shigeki July 6, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    Yay for Mark being in Oslo. Thanks for the virtual tour of Oslo since it’s informative for those like me who haven’t been there before. Do people there speak English like other Northern European countries?

    God, I am envious of your youthness. I would be pretty grumpy for the first two days to adjust the bodyclock. :-)

    Have a fantabulous very first weekend in Oslo!

  4. 4 lizzy July 7, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    you look good. you look happy. :) that’s great. :)

  5. 5 NeiLDC July 7, 2006 at 9:08 pm

    Nice and fantastic… i hope i could visit OSLO soon!

  6. 6 infatuatedflip July 8, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    wow, those are interesting sculptures..well enjoy more of your vacation bro.

  7. 7 Mark July 8, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    As they say in Norwegian, Bare Hyggelig, Karen! (You’re welcome!)

    Hey Charles! I still don’t have a local mobile no. since a subscription would need my social security no, which i would be getting in 3 weeks. Yeah, I could meet Renny once I’m finished settling here. Hope to see you, too!

    Tusen takk, Shigeki! (Thousand thanks!) And look out for more of Oslo here. Yes, they do speak English over here, but Norwegian is still the common language for everyday conversation. Would you believe I am skipping a grand party tonight? It’s time that I just stay in and watch some dvds.

    Oh God Liz! I miss you terribly! Sorry I haven’t replied to your SMS, shall send you an email soon! Mwah!!!

    Do swing by, Neil! I’m sure you’ll have a great time. Let me know if you’re coming here.

    They are, infatuatedflip. Errr… it’s not really a vacation, I moved here already.

    Thanks for visiting! Mwah!

  8. 8 Kiss My Mike July 8, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    hey mark, nice to see you’re settled in oslo.

    cheers to you!

  9. 9 RennyBA July 9, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    Welcome – velkommen – to Oslo Mark! I am so excited and happy you’ve had a happy landing and some great experience already!
    Please mail me and I’ll give you my cordinates so we can arrange for a meeting:-)

  10. 10 callën aléssandro July 9, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    marky mark, i’m so freakin’ jealous! europe totaly trumps my road trip. hope ur havin a gr8 time.

  11. 11 Mark July 10, 2006 at 12:02 am

    Thanks, Kiss My Mike!

    Hi Renny! Looking forward to meet you!

    Havin’ a wonderful time here, Callen! But your road trip’s quite an adventure, too!


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