Yesterday we had a slow Oslo day with a walk of many variations. It reminded me how much this city has to offer. Why I like it so much.
The walk started from my apartment in eastern Oslo (Skøyenåsen), we passed the not so interesting area Bryn and then walked in to Svartdalsparken, a untouched primeval forest where you walk along the river. The birds sings, you pass old buildings and find your peace. The only sign that you are in a city is some streetart.
Out of the park we came to old Oslo and passed the medieval park, some very beautiful old areas, more cool streetart, a latin american marked and an urban garden. And then it all changed when we came to the area called the Barcode, urban architecture for real! We passed the beautiful Opera House where the child stars Marcus and Martinus just finished a free concert and hundreds of exited children came our way.
We continued our walk along the waterfront towards Aker Brygge, passing the area filled with people fishing and one of the worlds largest cruise ships (Queen Mary 2). Arriving Aker brygge, we went straight into the multi cultural festival, Mela, a party of cultures; music, food and fun. Also free. After visiting the festival, we walked all the way to the end of Aker Brygge, through the tourist crowd, passed many beautiful boats and to the very modern Astrup Fearnley museum. We ended the day eating Dim sum in Tordenskioldsgate.
Such a mix of cultures, architecture and great nature - my city <3