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Oslo Impressions – Part 4

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You can also visit the Akershus Fortress,

It houses the Resistance Museum.

Beautiful on a sunny day!

It is rather a big area and great to explore.

 

I love a city with history.

We had a short city break in Oslo and loved it.

It is a great cultural city, has many museums and beautiful people.

There is so much more to see.

A reason to go again.

 

Oslo Impressions – Part 3

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The city of Oslo has modern Opera house.

You can walk up and are rewarded with a beautiful view.

They are building a new Library at the right side of the picture.

You can see glass art from Monika Bonvicini called ‘She Lies‘.

It is a permanent installation, floating on the water in the fjord on a concrete platform, rising 12 metres (39 ft) above the water surface.

The sculpture turns on its axis in line with the tide and wind, offering changing experiences through reflections from the water and its transparent surfaces.

 

 

Oslo Impressions – Part 2

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The city of Oslo has beautiful old buildings like the Parliament,

The University with an Aula

with paintings of Edvard Munch famous for his painting ‘The Scream

 

You can also visit the Rathus

a massive, dominant building at the harbour.

It took 19 years to build.

Its chimes you can hear every hour.

In this hall every year on 10th December the Nobel Prize is given out.

View from the Rathus window

Part 3 coming soon.

All pictures taken by me.

 

Today is …. #28

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…a day to enjoy travels …

I traveled North to Oslo for a short trip.

The first thing I saw in Oslo was the beautiful flowers everywhere in open spaces.

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Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; 
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
~ Luther Burbank ~

 

 

 

Specially now in Summer

the flowers are the most vibrant!

Enjoy them!

They really do make the Earth laugh!

Click on the individual picture to enlarge them.

Today is …. #25

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…a day for laughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in the future?
Candidate: I think I will still be using mirrors in the future.

 

 

A group at a MENSA (IQ 150+) meeting were having lunch at a local restaurant when one noticed that the salt shaker was filled with pepper and the pepper shaker was filled with salt.

After a lengthy discussion they determined that they could swap the contents to match the correct shakers. All they needed was a straw and an empty saucer.

They called over their waitress (IQ much less than 150) and pointed out their concerns. Without hesitation she switched the lids, said “problem solved”, and walked away from the now shocked and silenced Mensa table.

 

 

 

Have a fun day with lots of laughter!

Today is …. #23

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…a day to surprise myself.

I surprise myself and the world around me.

I do something no one expects me to do.

for example

I go dancing

I greet strangers with hello and a smile,

I put colourful clothes on which don’t really fit together.

I might be really quiet today as I am usually loud, or vice versa

It feels liberating to do something different for one day,

to get out of the ordinary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did you do different today?

Today is …. #21

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…a day to slow down…

 

Nature does not hurry,

yet everything is accomplished. 

Lao Tzu

 

 

 

 

We all dash from one place to another-

slow down with mindful walking.

Take slower breaths,

watch your feet as you place them on the ground,

and bring awareness to your body as it moves.

Take your time,

just as nature does!

 

 

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