Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Public art, Oslo 2011

I was in Oslo last week. Oslo is the capital of Norway and has been hosting the Nordic World Ski Championship the last week and a half. It was pretty cold and deserted when I got there, but on the way back the main street, Karl Johans gate, was sunlit and crowded with people watching one of the races on a big screen in front of the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament).
Not far from the Storting several of Edvard Munch’s famous paintings have been recreated in snow and ice by different artists. Really cool (no pun intended)!

The Royal Palace is right at the end of the street.

You’ve got to love creativity and hot cocoa on a cold winter day...

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photographs! Oslo is still on my wishlist of cities to visit.

    We enjoyed watching the Nordic World Ski Championship on TV!

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  2. The ice sculptures are stunning!
    ....and the cocoa is a great idea too!

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  3. Fab snow sculptures. I love public art...even graffitti. Oslo looks like a place I would want to see more of. Thanks for the tour. xox Corrine

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  4. Wonderful to see the photos!

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  5. Thanks for the tour! I love travel, and art showings!

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  6. Really cool snow scuptures.

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  7. Did they have enough snow for the races? There doesn't appear to be any on the ground? I did read that our Canadian team was doing very well! Hope you had a great trip, thanks for the photos!

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  8. I love the snow statues....they are so beautiful.....

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