December 31, 2008

Karl Johan Street

Karl Johans gate is Oslo's main street and connects the Royal Palace (situated on a hill at the far end) and Oslo Central Station. The massive building on the left is the Norwegian Parliament, called Storting. My picture was taken during the Nobel Days 2008. You see, Norway's most famous boulevard is all decked out with banners.

December 30, 2008

The Opera House

Heisann, this is another Oslo Daily Photo blog, modelled on great – I am going to attempt to post a picture of Norway's capital every day. Wish me luck! Let's get started with the Opera House, the town's new landmark, located on Bjørvika peninsula. The building is brand new – opening ceremony was just in 2008. The design by Snøhetta won a range of architectural competitions. My picture was taken from the skyway, which connects the Opera House and Oslo Central Station.