Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ozlo. Pt. 2

Like I expected Oslo was very much like the other Nordic capitals. The size, architecture etc. The only thing is that Norwegians don't actually have any traditional food. Oh yeah, except in some area they eat half a goat head for Christmas. Viking-based stuff, you know?

Frankly, when visiting Norway I have the beautiful nature scenery on my mind. Luckily Oslo has that too, just a tube trip away.

And when I thought I've seen everything Oslo had to offer, my friend takes me to this absolutely random area, which felt like taking a quick trip to Berlin (even though I've never been there [yet]). It was a lovely bohemian place with loads of cool graffiti, which I'm crazy of. Sadly I don't have the artistic skill for that, but if you can't do one, you need to admire one.

I'm going to finish this post with a few various remarks. The first is about the saddest day in Norwegian history, which they chose to keep in the streets as a reminder. I remember watching a documentary of it, and there was this one family explaining how they had fled the Middle East for a safer future. Ironically, their daughter was one of the victims on that day two years ago.

Continuing with a lighter remark, we went to an 80s cover band gig one night. For our surprise the place was packed with middle aged people. Crazy stuff.

We were talking about the girl with the head band, who dressed accordingly. While turning around, she turned out not to be a girl, but a WOMAN. Would this happen to us in 20 years?

Then my friend showed me this piece of art.

Why is it so special? Because the guy who sings the most worldwide- known Norwegian song, did it. Perhaps you wonder which song it is.

You know it.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


After some hectic days in London, I wanted to spend my time in Oslo taking it easy. Of course seeing all the important things, but without any rush. I had been there 20 years before and seen from the pictures what we were up to. Sitting on the naked woman was my only "must" for the trip. You´ll understand what I mean later in this post. Another thing I wanted to do was visit the Munch Museum, but unfortunately they were preparing the place for the 150th anniversary to be opened today? Gutted.

But really I didn´t have any expectations before flying there- usually I check all the things to do from Wikipedia beforehand, now I just had to trust my friend Linda who had moved there over a year ago. A pretty trusty guide book.


we hope you see the red now.

if not the museum, then the grave.


Oslo´s opera house is quite a building. Our new German friend thought it was alright too, as he had spent 7 hours taking photos of it. 7 hours of one building. Many many many pictures of one corner. "This is incredible" being shrieked quite a few times. The finger being shown to dark clouds. Scheisse. 7 hours. That is incredible.

let me look for a pen. which is in my pocket after all.

The picture above is from an English comedy show:
I saw two witches kissing, and I was like get a broom.
You´ve crossed your hands, it´s not like we´re going to steal your nipples. Now you´ve crossed your legs, it´s not like we´re going to steal your vagina. You over there should be careful, though.

The city of the naked people was looming before us.

And then we heard that familiar sentence. It indeed was incredible.

Our German friend´s comment of the naked statues: "These are like pedophiles!"

1994/2013 it was surprisingly hard to get on top this time!
father of the year

so you think you can dance

I really would like to know my thoughts back in 1994. And why I was allowed to have my face painted completely red.

Second part of the trip coming soon with loads of pictures and perhaps even more words.