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Our last meal in Oslo @lofoten_fiskerestaurant right on the waterfront at Aker Brygge, views across the marina to Akershus and fortress, and along the fjord where all manner of boats are out enjoying this glorious spring day. The little city beaches are crammed full of people, and because the days are long, picnics will go long into the night. The small seafood platter was enjoyed by himself, with little conversation as he savoured the plump mussels in white wine & tomato, sweet school prawns & juicy langoustine, a perfect way to spend our last hours here #oslodining #waterfrontrestaurant #oslo #seafood #food #foodie #lofotenfiskerestaurant
Our last meal in Oslo @lofoten_fiskerestaurant right on the waterfront at Aker Brygge, views across the marina to Akershus and fortress, and along the fjord where all manner of boats are out enjoying this glorious spring day. The little city beaches are crammed full of people, and because the days are long, picnics will go long into the night. The small seafood platter was enjoyed by himself, with little conversation as he savoured the plump mussels in white wine & tomato, sweet school prawns & juicy langoustine, a perfect way to spend our last hours here #oslodining  #waterfrontrestaurant  #oslo  #seafood  #food  #foodie  #lofotenfiskerestaurant 
Canal reflections ... today we move onto the next stage of our journey to Bordeaux, where amongst other things we will be visiting various Chateau and drinking wine. Norway has welcomed us with open arms and embraced us in the fullest of ways. We have been blessed to have met amazing people at each stage of the trip, a casual chat in a cafe, a chance encounter whilst shopping, the wonderful people in Skudenshaven who went out of their way to research, present and encourage the tracing of family history, and here in Oslo meeting up with our new friends and enjoying laughter, meals and late afternoon wandering. The little black book resources of friends has enriched the possibilities of our travel experiences, and although we didn't manage to do everything, there's always next time .
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 #therecanneverbetoomuchtravelinlife #travelphotography #oslo #wewhotravel #moment #norway #postcard
Canal reflections ... today we move onto the next stage of our journey to Bordeaux, where amongst other things we will be visiting various Chateau and drinking wine. Norway has welcomed us with open arms and embraced us in the fullest of ways. We have been blessed to have met amazing people at each stage of the trip, a casual chat in a cafe, a chance encounter whilst shopping, the wonderful people in Skudenshaven who went out of their way to research, present and encourage the tracing of family history, and here in Oslo meeting up with our new friends and enjoying laughter, meals and late afternoon wandering. The little black book resources of friends has enriched the possibilities of our travel experiences, and although we didn't manage to do everything, there's always next time . . . . . #therecanneverbetoomuchtravelinlife  #travelphotography  #oslo  #wewhotravel  #moment  #norway  #postcard 
Oslo Opera House is an outstanding piece of design inside and out and welcomes everyone to walk around its spacious angles and slopes #oslooperahouse  #architecture #design #oslo
A walk in the park surrounding the Royal Palace is a real treat with beautiful grounds and ponds surrounded by maples that are very very old. The grassy banks are filled with sun worshippers and picnickers, families stroll along the paths and a gentle wind lifts the seeds from the leaves and gently they descend upon us like fairy dust #slottsparken #olso #royalpalace #dayslikethese #magicintheair #springtime
A walk in the park surrounding the Royal Palace is a real treat with beautiful grounds and ponds surrounded by maples that are very very old. The grassy banks are filled with sun worshippers and picnickers, families stroll along the paths and a gentle wind lifts the seeds from the leaves and gently they descend upon us like fairy dust #slottsparken  #olso  #royalpalace  #dayslikethese  #magicintheair  #springtime 
Terrace dining @thethiefoslo tonight as the city switches into Summer mode in Spring. Marvelling at the weather the Norwegians can hardly believe their luck as temps rise to 30C (of course we say we've brought the weather with us) yet dining at 10pm the sky is streaked with wisps of fairy floss pink, yachts are sailing in the fjords, families are strolling along the waterfront and everyone is expectant of the joy a hot weekend will bring them. I enjoyed a poussin (baby chicken) with fennel and witlof, whilst Russ opted for rib eye, both delicious. It's a relaxed laid back feel here and the breakaway area is timbered, surrounded by small raised beds of herbs and salad mix for quick access from the kitchen. Perky fruiting strawberry plants are a great foreground to the pink tipped city highlights #alfresco #dinner  #oslo #food #view #thethief
Terrace dining @thethiefoslo tonight as the city switches into Summer mode in Spring. Marvelling at the weather the Norwegians can hardly believe their luck as temps rise to 30C (of course we say we've brought the weather with us) yet dining at 10pm the sky is streaked with wisps of fairy floss pink, yachts are sailing in the fjords, families are strolling along the waterfront and everyone is expectant of the joy a hot weekend will bring them. I enjoyed a poussin (baby chicken) with fennel and witlof, whilst Russ opted for rib eye, both delicious. It's a relaxed laid back feel here and the breakaway area is timbered, surrounded by small raised beds of herbs and salad mix for quick access from the kitchen. Perky fruiting strawberry plants are a great foreground to the pink tipped city highlights #alfresco  #dinner  #oslo  #food  #view  #thethief 
Today we visited the Gustav Vigeland Park on the western slopes of Oslo with friends. The park is around 80 acres in size and showcases 200 sculptures, Vigeland also instrumental in the park design & architectural layout. If you are in Oslo this is a must visit #gustavvigeland #art #oslo #sculpture #norway
Today we visited the Gustav Vigeland Park on the western slopes of Oslo with friends. The park is around 80 acres in size and showcases 200 sculptures, Vigeland also instrumental in the park design & architectural layout. If you are in Oslo this is a must visit #gustavvigeland  #art  #oslo  #sculpture  #norway 
Followed the wonderful foodie tip of @kirivitt and had lunch @brasserie_hansken today sheltered from the scorching sun undercover on the terrace. It is unseasonably hot in Oslo and everyone is either diving for cover, lying on the many benches around the harbour or any available stretch of grass sunning themselves like seals on a rock. There's no escaping the delicious fish choices here in Norway and I opted for cod with white asparagus and black trumpet mushrooms accompanied by a fine crisp Sancerre. Delicious ✨#french #ktva #brasseriehansken #fish #frenchdining #foodie #oslo
Followed the wonderful foodie tip of @kirivitt and had lunch @brasserie_hansken today sheltered from the scorching sun undercover on the terrace. It is unseasonably hot in Oslo and everyone is either diving for cover, lying on the many benches around the harbour or any available stretch of grass sunning themselves like seals on a rock. There's no escaping the delicious fish choices here in Norway and I opted for cod with white asparagus and black trumpet mushrooms accompanied by a fine crisp Sancerre. Delicious ✨#french  #ktva  #brasseriehansken  #fish  #frenchdining  #foodie  #oslo 
... and just like that we are whisked off the coast, over the mountains and on our way to Oslo meeting new friends, exploring a little deeper into the city and dining on great food  #missingskudenes #oslobound #newadventures #walkthecity
The cutest of wooden boat houses line the canals and waterways around the town of #skudeneshavn It's hard to walk past them without pausing and enjoying their possibilities in one's mind, picnics on the water's edge, feet dangling, glass of wine in hand, or hopping into one of the many very old boats and rowing around the inner harbour taking in the town from a different perspective. I learnt today that Skudenes has the most constant temperature of all places in Norway, so in the middle of winter or summer you can experience beautiful days ... that's enough reason to return don't you think? #lifeonthewater #quiet #calm #relection #summer #karmøy #norway @visitkarmoy @visitnorway
The cutest of wooden boat houses line the canals and waterways around the town of #skudeneshavn  It's hard to walk past them without pausing and enjoying their possibilities in one's mind, picnics on the water's edge, feet dangling, glass of wine in hand, or hopping into one of the many very old boats and rowing around the inner harbour taking in the town from a different perspective. I learnt today that Skudenes has the most constant temperature of all places in Norway, so in the middle of winter or summer you can experience beautiful days ... that's enough reason to return don't you think? #lifeonthewater  #quiet  #calm  #relection  #summer  #karmøy  #norway  @visitkarmoy @visitnorway
One of the most endearing things that took my attention and made me smile while walking around the pretty town of #skudeneshavn was the wild and happy abandon with which bluebells and daisies grew in gardens and paths, alongside long bright green grasses. No-one wanting to trim the grass, or pull out weeds, letting them be, bringing colour to the day. I'm not sure we would be so free at home with a constant need to keep things neat, in line, under control ... perhaps I've learnt something here I can take home ... #wisdom #letitbe #garden #bluebells #mynorway #streetphotography #visitkarmøy #visitnorway
One of the most endearing things that took my attention and made me smile while walking around the pretty town of #skudeneshavn  was the wild and happy abandon with which bluebells and daisies grew in gardens and paths, alongside long bright green grasses. No-one wanting to trim the grass, or pull out weeds, letting them be, bringing colour to the day. I'm not sure we would be so free at home with a constant need to keep things neat, in line, under control ... perhaps I've learnt something here I can take home ... #wisdom  #letitbe  #garden  #bluebells  #mynorway  #streetphotography  #visitkarmøy  #visitnorway 
The Lady in the Park has become a symbol for the people of #skudeneshavn with its very long history of fishing on this south western stretch of Norwegian coast. Ship building was also essential to the fishing industry, especially when the Herring run was on, up to 22,000 workers descended on the small town for the winter season. According to local knowledge, back in the mid 1800's, upturned boats could be the refuge for some at night as they sought shelter wherever they could. I guess it was similar to any 'gold rush', people trying to earn a living for their families elsewhere, sustaining hardship for the greater good. Today the town attracts all sorts of visitors interested in history, sailing, hiking, skiing on nearby mountains, as a jumping off point to Stavanger, or the many maritime and local festivals throughout Summer. The unique rare homes along the waterfront are amazing, and there are some stunning beaches too ... so enough to lure many ... we'll come back #coastal #coastallife #norway #karmøy @visitkarmoy
The Lady in the Park has become a symbol for the people of #skudeneshavn  with its very long history of fishing on this south western stretch of Norwegian coast. Ship building was also essential to the fishing industry, especially when the Herring run was on, up to 22,000 workers descended on the small town for the winter season. According to local knowledge, back in the mid 1800's, upturned boats could be the refuge for some at night as they sought shelter wherever they could. I guess it was similar to any 'gold rush', people trying to earn a living for their families elsewhere, sustaining hardship for the greater good. Today the town attracts all sorts of visitors interested in history, sailing, hiking, skiing on nearby mountains, as a jumping off point to Stavanger, or the many maritime and local festivals throughout Summer. The unique rare homes along the waterfront are amazing, and there are some stunning beaches too ... so enough to lure many ... we'll come back #coastal  #coastallife  #norway  #karmøy  @visitkarmoy
The house where we are staying Lundins Sommerhotell has been carefully restored by Knut and his wife, after purchasing it in 2013. The wall decorations dating to early 18C were uncovered as they stripped  back layer after layer of covering and now is on display in its original state. Fabulous to find history everywhere we look here, the search continues #lundinssommerhotell #history #skudeneshavn #norway #wallart #decoration #style
The house where we are staying Lundins Sommerhotell has been carefully restored by Knut and his wife, after purchasing it in 2013. The wall decorations dating to early 18C were uncovered as they stripped back layer after layer of covering and now is on display in its original state. Fabulous to find history everywhere we look here, the search continues #lundinssommerhotell  #history  #skudeneshavn  #norway  #wallart  #decoration  #style 
The beautiful coastal town of  Skudeneshavn has a long history associated with the herring fishing industry and even further back in time with the Vikings. We are here tracing family history and tomorrow will meet with some locals who have prepared a visual collection showing the area and house where Russ's grandmother was born before emigrating to Australia with her father, mother and siblings making a new start in far North Queensland. We have learnt so much in a short space of time on the island, piecing together a rich tapestry of life ... looking forward to new insights tomorrow #karmøy #skudeneshavn #norway #family #fishing #history #walkingoldpaths #mynorway
The beautiful coastal town of Skudeneshavn has a long history associated with the herring fishing industry and even further back in time with the Vikings. We are here tracing family history and tomorrow will meet with some locals who have prepared a visual collection showing the area and house where Russ's grandmother was born before emigrating to Australia with her father, mother and siblings making a new start in far North Queensland. We have learnt so much in a short space of time on the island, piecing together a rich tapestry of life ... looking forward to new insights tomorrow #karmøy  #skudeneshavn  #norway  #family  #fishing  #history  #walkingoldpaths  #mynorway 
Walking the winding streets above Bryggen one can marvel at the beautiful old wooden homes, snug against each other, keeping cosy in the sun and sheltered from the wind, remarkable soft pastels, garden pots filled with mauve and yellow flowers, all with views down to the harbour and fjords. There's the old fire station surrounded by trees, looking resplendent in her white timbers, easily mistaken for a quaint church and a winding walkway, similar to San Francisco, leading back down to the water with knotted sleeves adorning the trees. Bergen is a very visual city and I will miss her as we head further south today #beautifulbergen #bergen #visitnorway #historical #fjord #streetphotography
Walking the winding streets above Bryggen one can marvel at the beautiful old wooden homes, snug against each other, keeping cosy in the sun and sheltered from the wind, remarkable soft pastels, garden pots filled with mauve and yellow flowers, all with views down to the harbour and fjords. There's the old fire station surrounded by trees, looking resplendent in her white timbers, easily mistaken for a quaint church and a winding walkway, similar to San Francisco, leading back down to the water with knotted sleeves adorning the trees. Bergen is a very visual city and I will miss her as we head further south today #beautifulbergen  #bergen  #visitnorway  #historical  #fjord  #streetphotography 
I was attracted to the great light fittings in the stylish restaurant  @26northbergen and couldn't resist taking this pic. We had eaten at their outside venue, delicious breaded cod and kumera fries with zingy tartare, asparagus salad and a local beer to wash it down, whilst sitting in the sun. The weather has been perfect for the whole trip, and the raincoat has been delegated to the very bottom of my bag! Next trip I'll definitely be sitting back under the light filled space looking up to the old wooden houses that make Bryggen famous #bryggen #unescoworldheritage #bergen #food #foodie #26northbergen #norway
I was attracted to the great light fittings in the stylish restaurant @26northbergen and couldn't resist taking this pic. We had eaten at their outside venue, delicious breaded cod and kumera fries with zingy tartare, asparagus salad and a local beer to wash it down, whilst sitting in the sun. The weather has been perfect for the whole trip, and the raincoat has been delegated to the very bottom of my bag! Next trip I'll definitely be sitting back under the light filled space looking up to the old wooden houses that make Bryggen famous #bryggen  #unescoworldheritage  #bergen  #food  #foodie  #26northbergen  #norway 
Even the service plates around Bergen are picturesque #everyplatetellsastory #art #bergen #norway #lookdown #road
A little Bergen love in our delicious mussel dish tonight @bryggeloftetogstuene After many hours walking through the streets of Bryggen this afternoon, exploring hidden walkways, ancient timbered buildings it was wonderful to step inside this restaurant away from the hubbub and into a family tradition that is well over 100 years old. Traditional fresh Norwegian cuisine is served simply, which allows the ingredients to make their own statement on the plate. The mussels were sweet, delicious and fresh, no better way to start our evening meal #norwegian #food #foodie #bergen #norway #seafood#bryggeloftetogstuene
A little Bergen love in our delicious mussel dish tonight @bryggeloftetogstuene After many hours walking through the streets of Bryggen this afternoon, exploring hidden walkways, ancient timbered buildings it was wonderful to step inside this restaurant away from the hubbub and into a family tradition that is well over 100 years old. Traditional fresh Norwegian cuisine is served simply, which allows the ingredients to make their own statement on the plate. The mussels were sweet, delicious and fresh, no better way to start our evening meal #norwegian  #food  #foodie  #bergen  #norway  #seafood #bryggeloftetogstuene 
Hello Bergen at the end of our Norway in a Nutshell Tour. The sun is out, it's not raining which is a rare treat here, and we're off exploring from @clarionadmiral #bergen #norwayinanutshell #waterviews #mytinyatlas #roomwithaview #norway #historicalhomes