Saturdays we always stroll downtown to feel the urban life. On our way from home we meet the challenges connected to using the tram or our feet on the 15 minutes walk . The weather must be extraordinary bad if the tram is our tool, but in the last years city-bicycles are available around the city free for use if you pay 70 nok a year.
If you plan to visit Oslo often look at the conditions for renting Citybycyles during your stay.
Normally you see photos of the Royal Castle from the front, and the main street Karl Johan, but we always see the backdoor on our way down Riddevold street.Further down to the main street we meet spring flowers in the Royal Garden and see that "Viola Canutta" are already planted at the bottom of the trees at Studenterlunden:On the top of the hill, before Karl Johan continue down to Oslo Central Station, the old shop selling gloves and hats, "Hallens", are rebuilt into a Restaurant. Three Brothers.A few yards from this bar and restaurant the very odd Ole Kopreitans peace-wagon with hundreds of buttons is located.Turning the face towards the Royal Castle again, we visit the Cafe Christiania for a lunch. The Urban Saturday life is normal as usual. Have a nice weekend wherever you are in Norway and around the world.