It is Sunday in the first week of the trial against the mass murderer from 22/7 last year. The slogan more democracy, more openness was fully shown in Oslo City Hall today. The "Tourist in own city" campaign used the City Hall for stands and information, but we could walk around completely without seeing any security guards or men in uniforms. Maybe they were personnel guarding the venue in civil, but the feeling of an open house was paramount. Hopefully we have taken back our city from last year´s terror.
The first one can be found at the beginning of the staircase from first floor and up to the galleries. It show St.Halvard and his woman.
King Haakon VII. I have posted from this hall earlier when we celebrated the first heart transplantation together with the Major of Oslo in November 2008
UN Security Council Hall). A strange room.
he vast tapestry of Else Poulsson, one of the building´s architects niece is on the wall behind the Major´s chair.
Central on the carpet thrones Oslo's St. Hallvard over the seven virtues, and the life in Oslo at the bottom.
The artist's desire was that this design should remind the city's politicians on ethics and good governance principles in the decisions they make.
Sotheby´s in New York.
In this Hall I was married to Tullen in 1977.
Reidar Aulie, has been given place for his work "Development of the Labour Class".
Another painter from the same period Arne Ekeland was refused when he wanted to decorate the other wall with the painting Sisters of Freedom. This painting is now part of the art at the Parliament.