Strolling the bank of the river Akerselva from "Maridalsvannet" to "Vaterland Park" is a habit citizens of Oslo do at least once in their lifetime. The stroll is 8.2 kilometers long and has an altitude difference of about 150 meters, passing meadows, rocks, woodlands, housing establishments on its banks. The river has 20 waterfalls and 23 bridges for public traffic and people walkways.
In previous times Akerselva divided Oslo into an Eastern and a Western part. This is an interesting aspect, geographically speaking, because there was a certain social gap between the people living on each side of the river. Today many areas of East Oslo are more "in" and more expensive than western areas, but a considerably diversity is still a reality.
The photo above is from the area close to Beyer-bridge, which was referred to by Oscar Braathen as the “factory girls bridge”. The bridge is known from 1671, and was driving bridge from 1837, now walking bridge. Named after taylor Anders Beyer.
The main bridges (which could cover two years in RuneE´s Bridges meme) are:
Brekke bridge, in Kjelsåsveien binding Kjelsås to Brekke
Nydals bridge, in Rolf Wickstrøm´s road (ring 3)
Walking bridge in Nydalen
Gullhaug bridge, in Nydalsveien at Gullhaug square, Nydalen
Bridge in Kristoffer Aamot´s road, Nydalen
Gangbro ved Badebakken, Bjølsen
Treschows bridge in Treschow´s road, binding Bjølsen to Sandaker
Bentse bridge, in Bentsebridge road, binding Sagene to Torshov
Walking bridge at Myra, Sagene
Vøyen bridge, in Marcus Thranes road (ring 2), Sagene
Beyer bridge, walking bridge binding Sagveien (west) to Biermann´s road (east), Sagene
Sanner bridge, binding Waldemar Thranes road (west, Ila / Sagene) to Sanner road (east, Grünerløkka)
Åmodt bridge, walking bridge, binding Ila to Grünerløkka with the inscription: "100 MAND KAN JEG BÆRE, MEN SVIGTER UNDER TAKTFAST MARCH."
Kuba bridge, walking bridge, Grünerløkka
Grüner bridge, in Møllerveien, binding Fredensborg and Grünerløkka
Walking bridge binding Brenneri road at Blå (west) and Nedre road (east, Grünerløkka)
Walking bridge binding Østre Elvebakke at DogA (vest) and Nedre road (east, Grünerløkka)
Anker bridge in Torggata, Grünerløkka
Ny bridge, down Grünerløkka
Hausmanns bridge in Hausmann´s road
Vaterlands bridge, binding Brugata (west, Vaterland) and Grønlandsleiret (east, Grønland)
Based upon the waterfall photo the painting below is an attempt to show the difference between copying nature through camera and painting it.
If you want to see a camouflaged portrait of the "deity" living in the river - "NØKKEN" The Neck I have painted her in a modern way. Reference to living persons is unintended .