sunday snapshots

With above zero temperatures this Sunday, we decided to explore a little bit of the city, particularly the development area of harbour district Bjørvika. On the way there, we stopped by the Opera House.

If you’ll remember, the Norwegian Opera House won the 2009 Mies van Der Rohe Award (European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture). There’s an ongoing exhibit at the National Museum of the 48 finalists for the award, so if you’re in Oslo do check it out. The exhibit runs until April 11, 2010.

One of the founding buildings at the Barcode project in Bjørvika is the PriceWaterhouseCoopers building. I spotted this huge steel pillar with etched anthuriums so I had to pose next to it.

The Bjørvika redevelopment area is right next to the old town, which has been a subject of debate among city developers and constituents but I don’t wanna go there. So after a quick survey of all the construction projects in Bjørvika, we swung by the old town. Look at all those graffiti. Not pretty!

We saw a graveyard of  road signs on the way home. Now where do the lost ones go?

And looking back, we saw an Oslo on the rise. I like how I’ve captured that bridge in construction and the newly opened Holmenkollen ski jump tower in the background. The steel and glass Radisson Blu hotel dwarfs the dome and spire of the Oslo Cathedral. That’s old and new for you.

Happy Sunday!

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9 Responses to “sunday snapshots”


  1. 1 Eric March 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Beautiful city and place, but i’ve to admit that those boots and this LV’s bag catch all my attention. :)

  2. 2 ofaj March 15, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Lovely boots, dear.

  3. 3 freshmess March 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Hehe, thanks guys! These boots sure get their mileage. :p

  4. 4 Kevin March 16, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Mark, such a lovely winter day! Blues skies! I love blue skies!

    I want your boots too:-P

  5. 6 deluxeduck March 16, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    awesome photos as usual. im totally feeling the cold. can’t wait for winter myself.

    • 7 freshmess March 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks, dd! I know how it feels after a long warm spell, it is refreshing with winter. But once you’re in the middle of it, you want summer to come faster, haha!

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