Postcard from Oslo, Norway, Vulkan 1

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At the once industry-heavy bank of the river Akerselva, From 2004 to 2014 Vulkan was transformed from a run-down industrial area to a new neighbourhood. In earlier times there were sawmills, copper hammer, bark stamps, cement factory, brickwork, veneer saw, and chair factory, as well as Oslo’s first widely available shower bath here. Vulkan is located on the west-side of Akerselva at Nedre Foss.

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With hotels, schools, Oslo’s first food hall (They offer a fresh food market with an exclusive stock of organic, local produce and game), office spaces, cultural venues, restaurants, and apartments, its like a small city within the city. There are also many events which take place here.

 

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Animals of the world, Otter

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  • The otter is part of the weasel family
  • They can be found from North to South America, Africa to Asia, and all across Europe
  • Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs. Most have sharp claws on their feet and all except the sea otter have long, muscular tails
  • Almost all otters have webbed feet, some more webbed than others, and they can close off their ears and nose as they swim underwater.
  • Otters make a variety of different vocalizations – they include a high-pitched whistle between a mother and her cubs, twittering noises produced during play-fighting, and cat-like noises when fighting.
  • Otter species except the sea otter live in dens, mostly made by other animals, such as beavers. They can also live on rocks or driftwood.
  • Otters are playful, intelligent and inquisitive animals who are often seen enjoying themselves sliding around on muddy banks or in the snow.
  • They eat fish, clams, lobsters and small animals occurring along the shore
  • Different species vary in their social structure, with some being largely solitary, while others live in groups – in a few species these groups may be fairly large.
  • Otters can live up to 16 years