Living in Oslo 2005
Making the most of our temporary home
On the way to Oslo
Looking down on the clouds over Holland.
Sunset over Denmark.
A little place we call "home" (taken about a month after the other pictures).
Josie keeping much warmer than necessary.
Sitting out on our balcony.
A child of the Internet - Josie using Opera on Linux to browse the CBeebies Web site - well trained.
Josie beside a fountain (honest) in one of the many little parks in Oslo.
I might not go inside, but I love a good tower.
They seem to love bronze statues here ...
Josie grabbing a tiger by the tail, in Oslo's city centre.
These bizzare trees are very popular here, and they are used to line the parks and roads.
The street just behind us.
Just about anywhere can be reached by train, tram or bus, and most of the locals use public transport instead of cars.
Holmenkollen (Olympic) Ski Jump - the national and international symbol of competitive ski jumping.
Repeat words from above ...
And would you know it, an artsy shot as well.
Walking (or being helped to walk) around Holmenkollen.
A waterfall in the river that runs past Opera Software ASA.
And the cascade just above it.
And the waterfall just above that.
From there, the river runs more gently.
Then for some reason, they decide to use the river is used as the foundations for buildings (!), so it disappears for a little while.
Above this, it pours over several weirs, this one being the most dramatic.
The river is fed by Maridalsvannet, a large (currently frozen) lake.
And of course, we could not resist the temptation to walk on it.
The park outside our front door.
Where small children attack their parents with snowballs.
If they can stay on their feet ...
Of course, the parents will have their revenge.
Despite all that snow (aka ice), this is the biggest snowman that could be made.
And its creators.
Most of the parks contain their own playground, and I feel we have developed an deep relationship with every one of them.
Josie testing her new bike.
The park at night (in case you couldn't guess).
Watching the snow fall .... romantic huh?
Artsy shot of snowfall.
Another artsy shot of snowfall.
Josie all prepared for sledging (she is a year too young for skiing).
Tarquin (aka me) getting cross-country skiing instruction.
The view across Øvresetertjern (a frozen lake).
Heading down the slope to the lake.
Looking back across Øvresetertjern.
Racking up a few miles of cross country skiing through the forest.
Today's caption competition.
Becci and Josie on the sledge run.
Akershus Fort, by the Oslo quay.
Nearly sunset, between the Gressholmen and Lindøya islands.
A village perched on the edge of Lindøya.
A house on its own peninsula of Lindøya.
The island of Hovedøya, with Oslo in the background.
A small fort on Hovedøya.
Akershus Fort (again).
A ship sailing off into the sunset across Oslofjorden.
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