City on Fire – Oslo, Norway at dawn.

I had some more quality time with my wife the other day. Living in a suburb we took the express buss to work. We do not talk that much during the ride as we are waking up together. Besides, I usually read the news paper and she got her peek on the headlines too. We started at 7:30 AM and the morning broke in a lovely, colourful way. Approaching the Oslo city, the sky was on fire. We both agreed this was a wonderful view and of course as easy as always, I captured some of the fascinating scenery with my mobile phone camera. Conveniently, I used my wife as a tripod to have the very best result:

Isn’t this beautiful, powerful and electrically fascinating. Again I was thinking of Luis Armstrong: “Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day”. The marked places in front are quiet and people are walking behind us rushing to work and not noticing anything but the time and getting in the office at the right time. On the left side you see Oslo Dome Church, at least the tower. The Dome was built in 1697 and the most spectacular ceremony happened last, was when our Crown Prince Håkon Marius, married the coming Queen. You find more information about the church by clicking here.

My wife and I went our separate ways, but I could not let go the wonderful view and shot some more which I gladly share with you:

Tomorrow it’s Thanksgiving, which means nothing for an ordinary Norwegian. But I married to an American, and we will have turkey on a family gathering. Stay tuned, I might share the celebration later!

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  1. Hi Renny

    Just to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you enjoy your time together and that you do not have too much of Renny’s special sauce. (I believe it is Renny’s version of what UK people call gravy, but has a major component – of alcohol)
    All the best to you and yours.

    Paval Corona (PJ)

  2. Hi PJ and thanks for you’re comments! We had a great family gathering on Thanksgiving and the red wine gravy tasted excelent of course. I’m so happy to be married to an Amarican who brought this wonderful tradition into our life. The whole family – 8 people – sitting at the table and talking about what we cherish the most in our life. We all have plenty to be thankful for and it goes well with my motto: “It works if you work it, so work it, you’re worth it!”

  3. I’m sure that Olso misses you too! Welcome to visit any time! We’ve had a cold and rainy December, so right now Greece doesn’t sound all that bad :-)

  4. Hooo! Spectacular fire over there for a morning! I enjoy fire a lot.

    My father used to wake us up in the morning singing the same “Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day” – but that’s all he sung, at the top of his lungs – and he’d just repeat it over and over again until we got so annoyed that it got us out of bed.

    You made me burst out laughing when i read about you using your wife as a tripod. *cack* I’ve had similar tripod moments with my husband too.

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