Exploring Oslo

Oslo isn’t very big, but still there are parts of Oslo I haven’t discovered. Yesterday evening I took my bike on a trip. My camera did follow of course. The reason for my trip was to bike off some of the cake I’d eaten that day. And to get a little bit of excercise. It’s much needed! I hadn’t planned exactly where to bike, but I had an area I wanted to explore. I ended up going places I’ve never been with my bike. In the end I ended up in a industrial part of Oslo; a part where they ship out a lot of fruit.

It might not be the most spectacular photos, but they mean something to me. So here is what I saw on my trip. It’s not only the pretty, pretty Oslo. But it’s a part of Oslo none the less.

Alley with trees. And cars. It was a dead end street. A guy watched me from his balcony. I bet he was wondering why I took a photo of that alley. It’s not the first time I get looks when I’m out photographing. And it sure won’t be the last either.

A white building with lots of windows. I liked the graphic feel to the photo.

Not the prettiest building in Oslo. But it had something undefined that made me photograph it.

Me in the door on the parking lot. Twice actually.

The parking lot is closed for trucks.

But it’s not closed for cool cars. I saw this cool car at the parking lot. It was beautiful, and I had to photograph it. The front is pretty.

The top photograph is taken from the parking lot. This part of Oslo, Økern, is  under major reconstruction. Some day I’m pretty sure it will be not so messy and pretty in stead. The bottom picture is taking from a brigde, but from a different angle.

This is also taken from the parking lot. I wonder  how it’s like to live in that building. What kind of people are living there? It’s not a very kids-friendly place I’n my eyes. It’s in the near of roads with lot of cars and company buildings.

A short cut from one street to another.

Per Knudsmoen AS. I love the typography. They sell fruit.

Pallets stacked ontop each other. I loved the colored ones.

This is also a part of Oslo. Beautiful trees. You can see them everywhere.

More trees.

A box for newspapers. Spotted outside a building.

Next station, Grefsen Station!

For a time now I’ve been been toying with the idea of getting some excersise. There are a lot of talk about working out at the office where I work. I’m not the person that enters a gym. That is out of the question. But I need excersise. A lot of it. I got bike I rarely use. So why not take that out for a spin?

Today I decided to do that after I came home from work and had eaten dinner. By the time I got home, it started to rain. And I was very late with my dinner. At 21.15 it had stopped raining. But it wasn’t very uplifting to look out the window. No sun, some clouds and a bit cold. Still I kicked myself out. But not just me and my bike. I brought my camera as well. I thought that if I had to go biking at this hour / in this weather, at least I could bring my camera. Maybe there would turn up something I could stop and shoot?

So the camera and I went on a bike trip. What was supposed to be a bit of an excersise trip, turned more into a photo trip. I found this train station, where I’ve never been at, even though it’s located close by. It’s not a big one and there were only two people there waiting for a train. It cought my interest and I stayed for a while shooting.

This is the result:

Oh how I love those white letters. Pretty font.

Ttrain tracks. And the platform where people wait.

Some people might sit down and wait.

You can also go inside. Awesome waiting room. So red! And look at the great floor.

Anyone wants to play chess? If you bring the chees pieces, I’ll bring the board.

The clock. Every station needs a clock. I love these old clocks.

You can park your bike here.

But you can’t park anything here. Parking forbidden.

Don’t walk across the tracks. It’s forbidden.

Track one. The only track.

25 minutes later (than the other clock photo).

Lines. Electricity.

What to do when accidents with electricity? Read and find out. You should practice on first aid once a year, it recommend.

T. It stands for telephone I think. And it’s provided by Ericsson. I find it funny that the T sign is in blue & yello, the Swedish colors. Ericsson comes from Sweden.

I should do this more often. But then go for a longer trip, so I get to bike more than I did tonight.

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