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3 | 13.12.2012 | 1 year ago


Sunset over the Oslofjord, mid-November.

Sunset over the Oslofjord, mid-November.

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0 | 7.3.2012 | 2 years ago


Oslofjord, March 2012.

Oslofjord, March 2012.

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4 | 2.10.2011 | 2 years ago


Bygdøy Sjøbad, Oslo, January 2011.

Bygdøy Sjøbad, Oslo, January 2011.

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4 | 2.10.2011 | 2 years ago


Forest near Trehorningen, Nordmarka.

Forest near Trehorningen, Nordmarka.

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26 | 1.10.2011 | 2 years ago


Elisenbergveien, Oslo.

Elisenbergveien, Oslo.

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4 | 25.9.2011 | 2 years ago


Oslo has the most consistently beautiful skies of any city I have ever visited, bar none.

Oslo has the most consistently beautiful skies of any city I have ever visited, bar none.

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8 | 24.9.2011 | 2 years ago


Nordmarka, Oslo.  Summer 2010.

Nordmarka, Oslo.  Summer 2010.

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7 | 10.9.2011 | 2 years ago


The infamous Oslo ‘barcode’, seen from Bispeveka.  It’s part of the massive urban redevelopment of the Bjorvika/Bispeveka area, which used to be a fairly run down and uninspiring container harbour.  It already houses the iconic Operahuset and debate is ongoing about whether the Munch-museet and Nasjonal Biblioteket should be there too.  Ambitious stuff, but a bit sterile.

The infamous Oslo ‘barcode’, seen from Bispeveka.  It’s part of the massive urban redevelopment of the Bjorvika/Bispeveka area, which used to be a fairly run down and uninspiring container harbour.  It already houses the iconic Operahuset and debate is ongoing about whether the Munch-museet and Nasjonal Biblioteket should be there too.  Ambitious stuff, but a bit sterile.

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4 | 27.8.2011 | 2 years ago


View over Helgeren, Nordmarka, taken this afternoon.

View over Helgeren, Nordmarka, taken this afternoon.

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2 | 26.8.2011 | 2 years ago


Nordmarka near Kobberhaughytte, November 2011.

Nordmarka near Kobberhaughytte, November 2011.

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10 | 25.8.2011 | 2 years ago


Old and new at Vippetangen, central Oslo.  There’s usually a large cruise ship or two lurking here in the summer before heading north to the fjords.  Akershus Festning (fortress), where Quisling was executed, is just up on the left here and at the end of the quay you can catch a public ferry out to the islands.
Interesting (or not) factoid of the day: the name Vippetangen comes from vippe (short for vippefyr, a curious type of 'tipping lantern' used as an early lighthouse) and tangen, meaning ‘headland’.

Old and new at Vippetangen, central Oslo.  There’s usually a large cruise ship or two lurking here in the summer before heading north to the fjords.  Akershus Festning (fortress), where Quisling was executed, is just up on the left here and at the end of the quay you can catch a public ferry out to the islands.

Interesting (or not) factoid of the day: the name Vippetangen comes from vippe (short for vippefyr, a curious type of 'tipping lantern' used as an early lighthouse) and tangen, meaning ‘headland’.

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7 | 24.8.2011 | 2 years ago


Østmarka, Oslo.  Taken on a (very wet) walk from Mortensrud to Skullerud.  The marka is beautiful, if an acquired taste; it’s also very wet indeed and full of mosquitoes at this time of year.  Roll on winter.

Østmarka, Oslo.  Taken on a (very wet) walk from Mortensrud to Skullerud.  The marka is beautiful, if an acquired taste; it’s also very wet indeed and full of mosquitoes at this time of year.  Roll on winter.

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16 | 23.8.2011 | 2 years ago


The holy trinity:
Chanterelle mushroomsPicked in the Oslo Østmarka that afternoon.  Fried in a little butter and served on grøvbrød.
Atlantic mackerel filletsCaught at Rolfstangen from the Oslofjord that evening.  Sprinkled with a little salt and paper then fried (skin side first) in a little butter
BlueberriesPicked in the Østmarka that afternoon.  Served sprinkled with a little sugar or with ice cream.

All free, seasonal, fun to get hold of and utterly delicious.

The holy trinity:

Chanterelle mushrooms
Picked in the Oslo Østmarka that afternoon.  Fried in a little butter and served on grøvbrød.

Atlantic mackerel fillets
Caught at Rolfstangen from the Oslofjord that evening.  Sprinkled with a little salt and paper then fried (skin side first) in a little butter

Blueberries
Picked in the Østmarka that afternoon.  Served sprinkled with a little sugar or with ice cream.

All free, seasonal, fun to get hold of and utterly delicious.

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4 | 14.8.2011 | 2 years ago


The (very peaceful) end of our street in Skøyen, taken midsummer.  Writing this makes me realise I know very little of the history of the area.  There’s a couple of old, large farm buildings nearby, so I’m guessing in the not-too-distant past this would have been mostly fields.  Definitely ‘vestkant’ now.

The (very peaceful) end of our street in Skøyen, taken midsummer.  Writing this makes me realise I know very little of the history of the area.  There’s a couple of old, large farm buildings nearby, so I’m guessing in the not-too-distant past this would have been mostly fields.  Definitely ‘vestkant’ now.

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29 | 13.8.2011 | 2 years ago


My current favourite from Diamond Mine, an intriguing collaboration between Scottish singer/songwriter King Creosote and electronic composer Jon Hopkins, evoking life in and around the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland.    A contender for the Mercury Music prize apparently, but don’t let that put you off - this will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

More info here.

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