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|June 15th, 2010, 11:13 PM||#23|
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dexter26 photowalk #1
Walking Helgesensgate, then from Telthusbakken to Slottsparken (Royal palace park) part 1
This photowalk will be posted in parts of 5 pictures. Might take a while between the posts as I still haven't finished this project yet!
This is the route I'm going to walk. The interesting thing about this route is that it is a sort of hidden/less known route from the east parts of town
(considered the working class/poor areas of town, traditionally) to the inner western parts (some of the most affluent neighborhoods in Norway).
Not many really consider using this as a corridor from east to west Oslo or back, and I didn't either until a while ago. This is because 1. you usually only
walk parts of this longer route before leaving it and 2. it's most accessible to walking or biking, not cars - one part of the route stops cars completely.
There are a few sights along the way that's somewhat "uniquely Oslo." Let's go!
00 The photowalk route
01 This is where the walk starts. All the greenery is hiding a little hill known as "Ola Narr." We are now in the inner east parts of town, not far from the Tøyen neighborhood.
At the same time it's also not far from the Munch museum, which is pretty well known. But around here, some of the buildings do show off where we are - they look a little run down, admittedly.
02 Walking a bit ahead and looking right. Here is a pretty huge park/green area. The building in the back is the Tøyen public pool house.
03 Turning around and walking in the other (correct) direction. Walking across the first trafficked road, Finnmarkgata,
and then looking back and northeast.
04 This is the first store/business you encounter on this walk. It's offering courses in Indian cooking, catering/festivities food, etc.
05 Looking in one of the store windows. Cool statue.
Will be continued, but I might be lazy And the best parts are yet to come, so have patience...
Last edited by dexter26; June 16th, 2010 at 12:24 AM.