Colorful Oslo II

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June has really graced us with great weather here in Oslo. For days now it has been warm and sunny. Early this week the temp was close to 30C; it has cooled off a little bit now and today I think it was 23C.

I put on a summer dress this morning, ready to embrace the city. First on my to-do list was to run some errands downtown and I had planned to meet up with my friend Ellen. We stopped by a few stores, bought a few things, walked around time, devoured an icecream each and sat under a tree and played a geography quiz on her phone. After three hours together we parted, she had another meeting.

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Barcode

When I visited the Medieval Park on saturday and stood by the water surface I saw these buildings and thought it would be interesting to photograph them. The tall buildings are named ‘Barecode’, since they look exactly like that –  barcode.

The Barcode has been discussed in the newspapers and elsewhere a lot. Some people don’t like the tall buildings because they think they block the view of the fjord for many people. They’ve also said that the buildings box in Oslo. I heard that even today when I was standing on a bridge photographing the buildings. I find the buildings very pretty. Each of them has a unique design which I love. As you can see, they are not finished building.

The buildings contains both offices (PriceWaterhouseCooper, a bank (DNB), a two-star restaurant (Maaemo) and apartments. I wouldn’t mind living in one of those apartment, with a view over the fjord. I do have a great view on my apartment as it is. I can see lots of Oslo and even the fjord, but I think it would be extra special to be so close to the fjord. To wake up in the morning and eat breakfast to that view, would be great.

Most of the photos were taken on saturday with my zoom lens. On sunday, when I went back to photograph more, I brought the wide angle lens. I don’t use  that too often. I should use it more. Today I brought all my lenses. I never leave my door without my 50 mm lens, but today I clould’ve left it at home. I didn’t use it once.

So, here they are:

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