Postcard from Oslo, Norway, The Swan

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A beautiful swan to photograph… right?

The swan swam towards Heffanutt and he was sure to get a nice close-up… but the swan wanter otherwise…

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Hello… can you look at me, please…

No, not that way…

 

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Wait… don`t swim away

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Oh well… better luck next time…

 

Postcard from Oslo, Norway, Sørenga 2

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View from Sørenga Seawater Pool a large recreational area with big crowds on sunny summer days.

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To get to Sørenga, just follow the new harbour promenade past the Opera House. Oslos goal is to have the worlds longest harbour promenade in the area of a city.  Today (15th May 2019) the last bit – the financing and implementation of a 500-meter long “lid” covering European route E18 came into place.

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A little hint of something I’ve been working on since spring, hopefully, a little premiere this summer

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part one

Postcard from Oslo, Norway, Sørenga 1

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Sørenga is one of the newest neighbourhoods by the Oslo fjord. The Sørenga peninsula stretches a good way out into the fjord in the Bjørvika area, and it is part of Oslo’s urban fjord development initiative. The area consists of residential complexes and restaurants at the water’s edge.

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Sørenga was formerly an old container dock with a view to Oslo landmarks such as Barcode, the Oslo Opera House and the new Munch Museum (opens in 2020)

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Part two

Postcard from Oslo, Norway, Telthusbakken 1

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Telthusbakken – a telthus is an old Norwegian word of local military storage which was used around the 17th century. The local military “departments” around the country would have their own storages. The telthus would often be situated near a church. Bakken means hill in English.  There’s no telthus at Telthusbakken today, but the hill with small wooden houses has kept its name.

Ant King climbed up some shrubs to photograph Gamle Aker Kirke and Telthusbakken from a distance:

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Down at the ground again:

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Edward Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944 best-known painting The Scream) painted Telthusbakken in 1880 when he was 16 years old:

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