Tuesday, May 28
Today in the Munch Room at Oslo City Hall politicians announced an agreement making it possible to develop and build a new museum for Edvard Munch´s collection close to the Opera House in Bjørvika, Oslo. (photo by Fredrik Buer / NRK)
It is an historical day for Oslo, Munch´s art and all lovers of this fantastic painter. Congratulation to us all..
Monday, May 27
This morning I received my new book telling about the life and works of the Norwegian great painter Edvard Munch. The book is in a way a biography of Munch, and an illustration of Munch´s background and process when creating some of the world´s most fantastic paintings.
Monday, May 20
Flammentanz roses. The hard and extremely cold winter killed most of them. That is the nature of Nature. Live and let die.
Saturday, May 18
Solvang. The winter / spring grass had to be removed for the upcoming grass.
Friday, May 17
Our Constitution day always starts with a large breakfast together with friends and family members. This year it it only the Bjølsen bunch that will be here so our thoughts goes to the Swansea bunch wishing them a Happy "syttende mai".
The same greetings goes to Calahonda, Ålesund, Moss and where ever you are. :)
Wednesday, May 15
Gøtheborg could be seen at the Oslo harbor.
18th century ship is in full 1:1 scale without any of the original drawings. Tomorrow the crew invites citizens of Oslo to come onboard and see the ship
Friday, May 10
Thursday, May 9
However this morning the real evidence of Spring can be found outside my bedroom window. The green leaves og the birch tree has decided to bounce out on the same day as a historical religious person bounced or ascent to the heaven.
It is Spring for real.
Wednesday, May 8
Summer in the City still was a song recorded by The Lovin´Spoonful.
The band from Uranienborg School was however marching in our neighborhood exercising for our Constitution Day; the 17th of may.
It tis still Springtime.
Sunday, May 5
9.55 km as seen on the map in nice weather and temperature up to +16 C. I also included a new area in my walk; Sørenga.
Sørenga is a neighborhood in"The Old City" of Oslo. It is located east of Bjørvika, west of Vannspeilet, south of the street Bispegata and Oslo torg, and west and north of the Alna River. South of the area the Sørenga-pier runs out into the Oslo Fjord.
Havnelageret , the towers at Oslo City Hall and Vettakollen can be seen
Vettakollen is a hill and neighbourhood in the borough of Vestre Aker in Oslo, Norway. The hill lies west of Sognsvann and southeast of Voksenåsen and Holmenkollen, and measures 419 metres above mean sea level. The built-up residential area south of the hill is served by the Oslo Metro station Vettakollen.
The name stems from the beacon hill's former use as the site of a beacon (Norwegian: varde). Before modern times, such beacons were set alight on a series of hills to constitute an alarm system. The naming is found in other hills, such as Vardåsen, Varingskollen and probably Brannfjell. Vettakollen is the hill rising from our cottage towards Holmenkollen.
It is also in this area that the new Munch Museum LAMBDA have to be located. (if only the politicians can stop discussing and start building.)
Lambda is also the L-letter in the Greek alphabet
Akerselva, or Akerselven, is a river which flows through Oslo. It starts at Maridalsvannet in Oslomarka, and follows the urban areas Nordre Aker, Sagene, Grünerløkka, Oslo centre and Grønland, whereby it finally ends at Paulsenkaien and Oset in Bjørvika. The river is considered to be a part of the Nordmarkvassdraget, and has the watercourse number 006.Z. The entire river is about 8.2 kilometres long, and has a difference in altitude of approximately 149 meters.
Maybe the Owner: Mexican yachtsman Albert Bailleres, 74 year old billionaire, who's inherited wealth (5+ billion dollars) originating from logging and mining enterprises, wants to spend some of his fortune in Oslo and Norway.
My last photo of today´s walk is from Albert Bistro stolen from their FaceBok profile. Congratulation with the reopening of a completely new restaurant. Not much is left from the old Albertine and I look forward to visit you another day.
Saturday, May 4
However, that was without unexpected delay at Heathrow.
Circling 4 times north east of London before getting admitted to line up for landing ate up all the saved time plus a little more. Traveling to London with SAS can be a challenge.
Flightradar24.com , the pace to get the luggage and the National Express bus bound for South Wales became another stressing challenge.
Swansea is far away.
Friday, May 3
MacRumors.com one of the 1976 Apple 1 computers are out for auction at $250.000 to $400.000 estimates.
The Apple 1 was originally priced at $666.66 when it was released in 1976, with only 200 units produced. It's believed that there are roughly 30 to 50 still intact.Quality as always.