A travel blog of my misadventures around the world
This was so cool too me. This alley was so gray with all the stone, and these chairs and tables stood out even more because of that.
Even taking a walk through the park, guys in full on suits strolled through either to or from work, deep in conversation
One of my favorites! In the park, I walked up to this tree, and there's a little podium next to it full of blank index cards, pens, and string. Everyone visiting from around the world gets to write a message saying where they're from and ties it around a branch. Pretty cool!
Guards at the castle switching over. There's a huge castle right at the end of the main street from where I stayed. Every 6 hours, on the dot, they still switched over very formally. No smiling, no eye contact with anyone.
The castle in the previous picture is right behind me in this picture. This is a great picture capturing the busy city like atmosphere of Oslo. All the chain stores and restaurants (they had a Hard Rock Cafe, and a Fridays and such) were on this street. Very touristy! And the slope doesnt seem that bad, but it was very long and was not fun walking back up!
Ohmygosh, the long stick in this guys hand is some old fashioned like weed wacker type thing, where you manually swing it back and forth. They were doing this all over the place. And engaging in conversation on the streets with one over your shoulder was apparently a normal thing to do!
Not to brag, but I thought this photo turned out incredibly good! No filter or anything! There was a small pond at the park and I saw this from across the water. It looked so screen-savery that I had to snap a picture of it!
By far my favorite picture! Yes, it is a graveyard, but there is no filter at all. It's just so vibrant! All the nature in Oslo looks like this! Like after it storms in the U.s in some places and everything is bright and vibrant, it's like that all the time in Norway!
Down by the water! There was a huge field where people would just laze all day in the sun. Moms with toddlers, a bunch of girlfriends, even high school boys would all come here just to hang out with each other. Very cool!
There's a statue park on the other side of the main street where I stayed. This was by far the tallest one there. Again, no filter! This is just how awesome Norway looks!! The clouds, are unbelievably cool!
Gustav Vigeland carved all these statue over the coarse of 20 years. Not a stitch of clothing on any human he carved, the whole park has statues of humans in every state of emotion, from hugging, to crying, to laughing. I later found multiple postcards with this statue on it!