Wednesday, March 18

City strolling - taste of springtime

On Sunday I posted some photos of the higher areas of Oslo. The beautiful forest at Kobberhaugen, Nordmarka is full of snow, and it is only the very soft ski-wax that tells us that spring is coming closer.
At the harbor 500 m lower the situation is different.The roofs of the Opera building is still closed for visitors because a thin surface of ice and snow makes it dangerous to climb.
The new "Center" Bjørvika, is developing althoug final plans are still under discussions.
Outside Hotel Opera the sculpture of the owner Olaf Thon, listed by Forbes List of Billionaires as the 368th richest person in the world in 2008, is smiling like himself.
Oscarsgate is ready for the window washing and this year´s new branches and green leaves on the poppler trees. The temperature reached almost +10 c in the afternoon.
Within a fortnight we can write April and Spring is absolutely around the corner.

4 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

ohhhhhhhhh yes! Spring is there somewhere!

Anemone said...

Takk å gud du er tilbake i din egen header!! da sparte jeg meg for den organsiseringen av det toget :-))

Våren i Oslo, overbevist om at den er bedre enn våren i Riga i alle fall. Det bare må bli en tur på meg snart kjenner jeg.

ha en fin fin dag.
her = jobb snart

david mcmahon said...

What a great sculpture!

9na said...

Jepp, fine bilder, fint med nærbilder av Bjlørvika samme dagen som jeg tok oversiktsbilder fra Ekeberg.