walking around christmas town

It’s Christmas day and after a wonderful dinner of (1) sesame-crusted tuna with avocado spring roll as appetizer, (2) main dish of “ribbe” or roasted fresh ham served with boiled potatoes and pears, sauerkraut, prunes and home-made meatcakes, and (3) pannacotta in strawberry sauce topped with fresh berries and physalis fruit for dessert, plus alcohol of all sorts – from Line Aquavit (shipped from Norway, across the Equator, down to Australia, and back again in oak sherry casks) and toffee-flavored vodka to beer and Arctic Crowberry Frost – passed around last night in revelry, it is but fitting that we burn some calories gained in that special night of the year the day after.

After some normal lunch again (I cooked corned beef and fried an egg) today, Knut, Magne and I set on foot and walked around Oslo. Here’s some of my camwhoring pics.

Along Karl Johan, the main thoroughfare in downtown Oslo. From here, down past the Parliament, the National Theatre, the University and onto the Royal Castle at the end of the road, is the more posh Karl Johan.
At the Louis Vuitton entrance and my new Puma sneakers from Knut, likey likey!
They transformed Skipperparken into a skating rink, in between the University and the City Hall
I dare not skate, just some camwhoring would do.


8 Responses to “walking around christmas town”

  1. 1 Martini Addict December 25, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    Merry Christmas Mark!

  2. 2 ~*galenlondeien*~ December 26, 2006 at 4:43 am

    A real white Christmas! That is cool, literally! Hehe! Happy Holidays Mark! :)

  3. 3 Kiss My Mike December 26, 2006 at 6:00 am

    Merry Christmas Mark! Now’s the time when it’s okay to indulge ravenously in a bucket full of goodies and a platter of honey-glazed pork ham. Yummy. Enjoy it what it lasts.

  4. 4 vince December 26, 2006 at 6:30 am

    Merry Christmas, sorry to be bit late or I should say Happy Boxing Day? :)

    Happy holidays…

    u good great in the picture :)

  5. 5 Paul December 26, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    Merry Christmas to you Mark! It’s nice to know that you’re doing great and looking perfectly gorgeous!

    Thanks again for the friendship! Mwah!

  6. 6 NeiLDC December 26, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    Feliz Navidad Amigo!!

    more fun, more blessing, more freshness from here!

    Big Hug from Spain!!

    Neil :)

  7. 7 RennyBA December 27, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    Wonderful pics from Oslo Mark! Why didn’t you try skating yourself:-)

  8. 8 Mark December 28, 2006 at 12:02 am

    Thanks the same, Rommel!

    Not really, Karen. It’s just that part of Oslo that is white.

    You’re right about that, Kiss My Mike. This week though, I don’t want to have any meat.

    Thanks the same, Vince!

    Thanks, hun!

    Muchas gracias, Neil! Besos!

    I’m scared of falling to the ground, Renny. Hehehe.

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