sunday snaps

In the trail of last weekend’s walking tour up to Ekeberg, Knut, Keng, Stein and I took ourselves down to the Oslo Fjord, passing through the medieval grounds of the Akershus Fortress and Castle, the car-zero quay of Aker Brygge brimming with sunkissed outdoor restaurants and Norwegians in stylish sunglasses, then Brasserie 45, a restaurant overlooking the National Theater and Karl Johan, the capital’s major thouroughfare, illuminated by the strong sun.

Here are some photos I took with my crappy phone.

A tank used in the 1950’s, as well as in the Vietnam War, resting on the grounds of Akershus Fortress, the old castle built to protect Oslo and now site of the Norwegian Military and Resistance Museums. The entire ground is open to the public in both winter and summer.
A partial view of the Oslo fjord from the Akershus Fortress, here seen with one of those docked cruise ships that ply its way to Copenhagen, Denmark.
Part of the Akershus Fortress.
The King of Norway’s (royal?) Ship. So small, eh?
The City Hall as seen inward from the Oslo Fjord.
Afterwards, Knut and I watched “Notes on a Scandal” with Frank and Luc. So riveting and such intense performances from Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. “How can it be so wrong if it feels so right?”, quote not taken from the movie.


6 Responses to “sunday snaps”

  1. 1 kevin March 26, 2007 at 8:49 am

    I love the pic of the fortress. It looks so old. I would also love a trip on that cruise ship.

    Norway looks so beautiful.
    Kev in NZ

  2. 2 savante March 26, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    So notes on a scandal was worth the watch?

  3. 3 RennyBA March 26, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    As a local, I would say it’s always nice to see Oslo through your eyes and I think your phone take great pics. It was as real nice day as well – spring has come to Oslo and I just love it:-)

  4. 4 Shigeki March 27, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    It’s not a crappy phone at all! It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Also, I’d love to see what the homo life in Oslo is like. Whenever you have a chance, please do share it :-) Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.

  5. 5 zocalo March 28, 2007 at 10:02 am

    I worship Cate Blanchett! Been trying to find this movie for awhile …still waiting….I’ve heard good things from so many people.

    How did you manage to take that photo of Radhus with water in foreground? I thought the ferries are not running yet. It just looked as if u were sitting out in water.

  6. 6 Mark March 29, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    It’s also a nice place to visit, Kevin, to have some quiet downtime.

    Yes, Paul. You should see it, too.

    Well, the colors were a bit dull, so I had to edit them in a photo software to brighten the colors up a bit, Renny. I love that there’s still daylight at around 7PM!

    Oh yes, Shigeki… Will work on that subject. Hehehe.

    It’s showing in Gimle in Frogner, Zocalo! Go see it. I took that photo from near the Oslo Cruise Terminal, that walkway by the fjord on the side of Akershus Festning.

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