Thursday, September 20, 2007

Norway: Oslo (9/17/07)

We got into Oslo on the morning of Sept. 17th and were ready to see the city. We were only going to be in Oslo for one day before our 2 day Fjord tour. We took the tram around the city and tried to see as much as we could. We were also scoping out what sites to see when we got back to Oslo after our Fjord tour ... we'll be back to see more on the 20th.

Welcome to Oslo ... now where do we go?!?

The is the square in front of Central Station, Oslo

Chris checking into our hotel - right above the train station again, just like Gothenburg.

Our room ...

We took a tram up to the highest point we could find, then we climbed a little higher ... they even have forests in the city!

The view made the climb worth it ... WOW

This is another pic from our bird's eye view - notice the ski jump in the background? Just almost at the top of the hill a little to the left of the middle ... ?? You can bet we'll be going there when we come back after the Fjord tour! :)

Cheeeeeese - our self portrait from way up high

We also visited a park that was designed by and full of sculptures done by Gustav Vigeland ... he made statues, mostly stone, of people - men, women & children. It was very interesting, we have many pictures of naked stone statues!
Chris and I at Vigeland Park

After our busy day walking around and seeing the sights we headed back to grab dinner and get ready for our early start the next day - we were heading out for the Fjord tour from Oslo, through Myrdal and Flam before getting to Bergen on the Eastern coast of Norway. We'll stay two nights there before flying back to Oslo for our final two days of vacation. Stay tuned for magnificent pictures of the fjords and Bergen ...

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