Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oslo

Oslo, the capital of a Scandinavian country Norway, does not sleep in summer. Locals and tourists enjoy outdoors with eighteen hours of daylight in summer months. Oslo is best described as forty islands with beautiful landscape, paved streets, statues, cafes, harbor, water front houses, and a lot of boats. Interestingly the Royal Palace, the Parliament, National Theater and the university are on the same street, the street (Karl Johans Gate) that has beautiful cafes.

In 2010, Digital Journal ranked Oslo the most expensive city in the world and it definitely is the priciest place I have ever visited. But look at the pictures and tell me if it was worth a visit.

Karl Johans Gate with the Royal Palace at the end of the street.

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The Parliament

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A statue near the City Hall, one of many

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Per the tourist guide, every fourth person in Oslo (25%) owns a boat

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A tiny island with just one building

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PS:- I would like to thank my fellow blogger Saroj (The Panorama) for providing useful information about the city prior to my visit.

Update on July 22, 2011:- I am shocked and sadden to hear about Oslo explosions. When will this insanity end?

46 comments:

Geeta said...

Gorgeous. I found Quebec City and Montreal to be expensive as well. But I guess its all worth it.

I would like to see the Northern lights in Norway but can't muster up enough courage to go there during winter.

JAGDISH BALI said...

I liked the post as it is informative to me.

Insignia said...

Nice pictures. The weather was pleasant eh? Nice pictures. I liked the last picture.

Shobha said...

Lovely place... I have a friend living there and she has been inviting me since a long time...I think I am tempted to visit now.

rama said...

Lovely pictures.
You must have had a nice time there. It is one of places to visited in my list too.One of my friend stays there. She blogs with beautiful pictures of that place.

suruchi said...

amazing pics and 18 hours of sunlight-omg, not my kinda city then despite all the beauty-too much sun means too less fun:-)

write more A-where are you so busy?:-)

Anjuli said...

I loved the pictures- especially the final one- an island with just ONE building!! Amazing!! One day I would love to go to Norway- my grandfather was from Norway...it would be nice to go and visit his hometown.

Destination Infinity said...

Why do all the boats have tall poles behind them? Did you see - The spelling of Welcome on the left hand side banner is different from the spelling of Welcome on the right hand side banner?

Destination Infinity

kavita said...

What a gorgeous place.Forty islands,wow!!Your pictures speak a lot about the place's beauty .So nice of Saroj to write that informative post .Blogger world is beautiful .

Bikramjit said...

very nice A.

Alka Gurha said...

Lovely hues of blue....would love to visit the place.

NRIGirl said...

Lovely pictures. Sure worth the trip. Welcome back.

....Petty Witter said...

Good to have you back AND with such an amazing post. Fabulous photos, that last one is quite magical.

Tanvi said...

Definitely on my to-go-list! Beautiful pictures! I am sure you had a great time.

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☆ Rià ღ said...

Thats a beautiful place to go to.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I have been to Oslo loooong time back. More than 10 years back.
But your pictures are more beautiful than what I saw.

shuchita said...

Looks very beautiful

IRFANUDDIN said...

Looks nice specially the last one "island having only one house".....

Good to have you back here after a break..:))

Harman said...

looks very nice and very clean ..
the information provided is also pricey:)
..hope you had good vacation!

sm said...

beautiful pics
good info

Aparna said...

lovely pictures!!
You didn't take any pictures of the food?!?!

Babli said...

Lovely place to visit. Very beautiful and gorgeous pictures specially the last one I liked very much. Nicely described about Oslo. Very informative post.

ZEAL said...

Cool pics! Add few more . Thanks Amrit .

Anonymous said...

lovely pics-Swetha Amit

baili said...

really enjoyed the writing and pics as well A,of course it is worth visiting many times ,lucky you A,have a wonderful visits in such amazing cities,

island are my favorite so liked the last one most,
god bless

Rachna said...

Lovely pictures. I have heard so much about the Scandinavian countries and that the women there are very pretty. I can't imagine having daylight and then darkness for so many hours. Must be an amazing experience. I am sure you must have enjoyed your vacation there.

Vaish said...

lovely pictures!! Have you also been to Fjord???
I liked that house amidst water there! Hope you had a fab time there enjoying long sunshine!!

dr.antony said...

Excellent pictures! The whole of Europe has clean and beautiful rivers and sea sides.People have good civic sense making lives easier for others.

Anonymous said...

Thank God you came back safely. There is news of terror attacks in Oslo today.
- Pravin

Tanishka said...

I'm sure you must have had a wonderful trip... All the pics are nice... I loved the last one the most... :)

Navjot Kashyap said...

So, you are back to blogging after a long time.
Beautiful pics.
The back side and adjoining buildings near Parliament have been destroyed by the recent bombings..

Rachna said...

Oh Gosh! and, Oslo is hit by terror, how very sad!

Sunil Deepak said...

A, I can understand how shocked you must have been, just 2 days after you wrote this, those bombs and killings in Oslo!

NRIGirl said...

You are right A! Pictures look so much better from an iPad! Your post on iPad did help with the decision making, thank you!

Sh@s said...

Definitely worth a visit. Thanks for sharing those amazing pics.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I love the little island with one building! Thanks you for showing us Oslo; and it is indeed very sad and senseless, the actions of that maniac. Oslo looks like a beautiful city and I'm sure the people are strong and will recover.

Muhammad Israr said...

well from the pics it looks awesome..one must visit it if one gets a chance... especially the island with just one building... :)

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Pictures awesome, Thanks for the glimpse of OSlo. I'd love to visit the place.

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

Amrit, you take amazing pictures...keep sharing. I'm sure your trip was worth it!

chitra said...

A, the pics. are awesome, Hope you had a fantastic trip.
As usual marking as late comer. I don't know whether I missed any post on your photography tips.Did you publish about it?

R. Ramesh said...

hey super post and super photos ya...true..praying that insanity as the one that happened in norway ends..god, save us from yr followers..

Mishi said...

awards waiting for you on my page;-)

raji said...

I had never heard about oslo.It was a nice informative post with beautiful pictures.The story of the explosion was sad though

Dinesh Makhija said...

Nice post.. I got to visit this place now..

Sandhya said...

I have heard about Oslo as Norway's capital city and is acting in peace talks in Sri Lanka. This is the first time I am seeing pictures of this city! Seems to be a nice place to visit.

Thank you!

First time here. Like your posts. Let me read more!

punamjr said...

Very beautiful pictures. I wish I get a chance to travel like this some day in life. :)