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Old August 15th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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NBTD's Travels: OSLO (56 Pics)

Places already visited

Amsterdam - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=500522
Copenhagen - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=501603
Berlin - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=510259

Oslo

So, having shown you all the places mentioned above. Its time to move on to the capital city of Norway. I had my expectations that Oslo would be an expensive city, surrounded by natural beauty, rather clean and efficient, with the superb services and quality of life you expect of every Scandinavian city.

And, to certain extents these expectations were accurate, the city was expensive (unfortunately), and it was surrounded by outstanding natural beauty - in a few minutes on the train you are out of the city and at the top of a peaceful mountain. And it did have very good public transport - buses, trams and metro running quite frequently for a pretty small city.

However, i was pretty surprised at the amount of beggars/druggies and alcoholics i saw on the streets of Oslo (in all honesty, it was far more than i have seen in any other city). And, like every city it has its grubby, run-down areas (although we are lead to believe these don't exist in Norway )..

But, having said that - Oslo has is beautiful parts and is well worth a visit.

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56. And finally, we got bored at the hotel (too expensive to go for a drink, but this was more fun ).....
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Old August 15th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #2
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And a Pano from the Waterfront >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Old August 16th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #3
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Old August 16th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #4
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Lovely city full of beautiful people (Scandinavians are beautiful arent they?) and some great architecture.The countryside is awesome.Did you visit fjords?
Nice pics btw

Oh...any pictures of those run-down areas?Would love to see them.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #5
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I'm glad NBTD had NBTD and took these pictures for us.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #6
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Great picture thread. I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures, especially the weird sculptures.

This one is hilarious
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Old August 17th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #7
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Nice sets of pics - it is very beautiful and awesome , hope you to visit more places and bring more impressive pics !
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Oslo has to be proclaimed the greenest capital in Europe
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Old August 17th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #9
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Lovely city full of beautiful people (Scandinavians are beautiful arent they?) and some great architecture.The countryside is awesome.Did you visit fjords?
Nice pics btw

Oh...any pictures of those run-down areas?Would love to see them.
Thanks

i went to Bergen too - 'The Gateway to the Fjords' so pics of that still to come.

Unfortunately i didnt get any pics of the more run-down areas, you will just have to make do with the nice parts of town
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Old August 17th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #10
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During the summer, everybody is in the streets
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Old August 17th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #11
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Very beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
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Old August 18th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #12
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Beautiful pics there. You have upped my wantings to go to Oslo - looks like a lovely city!
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:07 AM   #13
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NBTD, just catching up with this thread. What a gorgeous set of pics. Stunning

Thanks for posting them.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:05 PM   #14
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I think most cities would kill for a location like this (provided cities were actual living entities )
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:19 PM   #15
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Never seen that many photos of Oslo, dont know much about it, but at least now i know its a beautiful historic city, very nice!
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