City Whites

Today I’ll tell you about the most historical buildings in Oslo. During a business meeting on Wednesday we talked about my blog, so my host kindly let me take some pics from their office windows. It was in the middle of the city with some fine historical buildings around. You will find links at the end if you would like to learn more.

To the left is The National Theatre who had its first performance on September the 1st 1899. My first experience in the theatre ages ago was ‘A Dolls House’. The second picture is from the front of University of Oslo, founded in 1811. I haven’t studied there, but have attended a gala where a Nobel Peace Prize winner got his award in the eighties.

When I was walking back to the office, I passed in front of the theatre and of course I had to capture two of the most famous authors in Norway, Henrik Ibsen (e.g. “A Doll House” from 1879) and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (winner of the Nobel Price in literature in 1903).

I’m proud to be able to show you these historical monuments from Oslo, the capital of Norway. But what touched my heart and gave me a thrill money can’t buy, was when I heard children having fun ice skating. Can’t you see they are having a ball, skating around on the rink challenging their ability and making more and more spectacular figures on the ice? They where singing and laughing as they where experiencing a happy day in the Winter Wonder Land.

It brought back the memories from my childhood of course and I remembered those happy and care free years in my life when everything was pure and innocent as I felt I was free like a bird. This time I had to go back to work in the adult world though, but I carry the memories in my heart and are counting my blessing for a wonderful life.

Links: The National Theatre, University of Oslo, Henrik Ibsen and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.