This is the last gasp of my Norwegian holiday photos.
I wanted to do something different – Oslo, in black and white.
Oslo Cathedral (1694-1697) – we went inside later.
First we walked up to the The Royal Palace.
En route we passed various cafés – they have blankets/sheepskins for customers who want to sit outside. What a brilliant idea!
Then past the Grand Hotel and their very dapper doorman – this hotel is best known as the annual venue of the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Close by, there is a skating rink (Spikersuppa) in Oslo that plays beautiful music to skate to.
The National Theatre.
And then up the hill to the Palace.
It has 173 rooms.
and a statue.
As well as a Guard – Hans Majestet Kongens Garde.
(they reminded me slightly of Camberwick Green – Captain Snort of Pippin Fort).
Now a little wander down the hill (on the left was the Historical Museum – Historisk museum)
We perused the shops. They were wonderful and this made me smile – the signs for the loos in a department store.
Freia is the leading Norwegian brand in sweeties and chocolate (and yes, their chocolate is wonderful – of course we tried it, just for comparison, mind!)
My favourite shop was David Andersen – a beautiful silver and jewellery shop.
I had to hold myself back.
Such wonderful design and jewellery. I bought nothing. Just looked and drooled.
And then it started snowing. Really snowing. So Daisy and I stopped off in Youngstorget – Young’s square where we found these three chickens (like you do)!
We went inside the Cathedral – we had promised ourselves that we would do this.
(This is my one colour photo from Oslo as black and white does not do this heavenly place justice).
Such grandeur with peace and calm.
I bought and lit two candles. One for of each of my daughters.
(I also hedged my bets and included the Minions in my prayers).