Sunday, 29 June 2014

A summer stroll in Oslo

You might have suspected this - since it has been awfully quiet from me lately: Yup. I have been traveling. Flying off again. Back to my home country Norway, for holidaying. The days are long and bright and the air fresh and crisp. And the best part is reuniting with family and friends.

This time we started off in Oslo, Norway's capital. Being with our loved ones there, but also also taking time to, equipped with camera, explore Oslo with curious touristy eyes. Here are a few moments from our summer stroll in the center of Oslo, captured by my talented photographer companion, my daughter:
The Royal Castle 

I love this statue of King Haakon 7, who was king of Norway during 2. World War:

And, as always, wherever I go, if there is (even just a tiny) scent of sea in the air, I will search until I find it, and so also in Oslo...So, we ended our stroll walking for hours along the seashore...Aaahhh, I tell you: there is nothing more refreshing and alive than that sea breeze filling my lungs and clearing my mind...
The beautiful scenery
Perhaps take a moment to enjoy in a orange sun-bed?.. I certainly did
Ooooo, what beautiful nature ;)



Taking a stroll
Sailing is popular here

Ok ok. Enough of sea and nature. Back to the street life of Oslo, and the joy of bubbles:


So, dear reader, more of Norway is coming up.. Stay tuned:-) 

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful clicks Eli! It must have been refreshing to laze by the waterside.
    I liked the one with the orange sun-bed :)

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    1. Thank you dear Vinodini:-) Yes, it was great:-)

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  2. Great pictures, Eli :) Those orange lounge chairs are quite something! Love the bright colours. Enjoy your travels and sight-seeing, and keep sharing the treasures with your readers!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Beloo:-) Your kind and encouraging words always makes me so happy:-)

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  3. I've missed your posts, Eli -- but glad to see the reason is that you've been enjoying family and friends and the fresh Norwegian air!

    I loved seeing Oslo through your native-yet-touristy eyes. (Your daughter has a great photographic eye!)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Cindi - so happy for your kind words:-)

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  4. Missed you Eli!!! So lovely to see your bright n beautiful city! Can feel the sea breeze too, a refreshing post! Keep your travel tales coming. Lv

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    1. Ah, thank you dear Aditi:-) Happy you enjoyed. Big hugs

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous photos - now I want to visit Norway! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks dear Laurel - yes, please come:-)

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  6. Great pictures, Eli! And so glad you're enjoying....

    Those bubbles...they're huge :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kajal:-) Hugs

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  7. Lovely clicks, Eli! Looks like you've passed on the photography bug to the offspring :) I so wish I could sit on a sun bed and enjoy watching Nature pass by :)

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    1. Yes, lovey feeling:-) Thanks dear Shailaja - so happy for your kind words:-)

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  8. Oslo looks so refreshing. Ideal for a summer break. :) Lovely photographs!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Renuka:-)

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  9. Never been to Oslo...need to plan a visit there next time I am in Norway! :)
    -- Rafting in Kashmir

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    1. Yes, please do:-) Happy to see you here:-)

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  10. Your home country captures my fascination, dear Eli! :) Love the city and even more the work by the talented young photographer companion of yours. Please, will you pass on my big hugs to her this time??

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    1. Absolutely dear Arti:-) Thank you so much sweet friend for your kind words:-)

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  11. Awesome skies you've got, especially in 'Taking a Stroll'. Perfect summer.

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  12. Dearest Eli,
    So glad you got to go back to your roots in Norway for a vacation! Yes, we have been home 64 times in our 31 years... Lots of trips from the USA, from Indonesia and from Italy.
    Fun post with great pictures; compliments to the young photographer.
    Sending you hugs and blessings.
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette, Thank you so much for sharing - wow 64 times in 31 years..! Thats a lot! Thanks and big hugs back to you:-)

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  13. Dear Eli,

    So wonderful to take a stroll through Oslo through your eyes and camera. Lovely pictures! And how wonderful to be back home together with family and friends. Catching up and just spending time together. So valuable.

    Take care sweet Eli!

    Charlie
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much dear friend, always appreciate your kind words so much! Yes, its wonderful.. just being together... Hugs to you

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  14. Gorgeous shots. Thank you for the amazing tour of Oslo!

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    1. Thanks dear Kathy. Happy you enjoyed:-)

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  15. Dear Eli, Good to see you back after a hiatus-a much needed one :-). You are surely enjoying amidst beautiful flowers, cool sun beds and blue day- a bit longer :-). Guess your blog is a traveler's paradise. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you so much Jayanta. Always so happy to read your kind and encouraging words, I so appreciate them:-)

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  16. Eli, thanks for giving us a beautiful virtual tour of Oslo. Enjoyed it! Loved the orange sun bed and taking a stroll on the sea-shore would be so awesome!! Looking forward to see and read more about Norway through your words and eyes :)

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    1. Thank you so much Shilpa. I am so happy you enjoyed.Always so happy to see your kind words dear:-)

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  17. I used to travel to Oslo to meet my client based there. And I loved the place. I used to stay very close to the Royal Palace and walking down the Karl Johan street munching on a lefsa was one of my favourite activities. You just got a load of memories alive! thank you! If you can take a pic of the start of the Karl Johan street, near the National Theatre Station, I would love it!

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  18. Dear Eli,

    So lovely to see your photos of Oslo - such a beautiful place and have always wanted to visit there - hopefully one day.
    Was great to meet you too and thanks for visiting my blog. Look forward to visiting you again.

    hugs
    Carolyn

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