The Botanical Garden at Tøyen is the perfect city escape. It was established in 1814 and is Norway’s oldest of its kind. I hid there for a few hours one Thursday morning, longing for spring.
A new year often comes with high expectations. It´s a clean slate. I have decided to fill mine with more of all the things I love, like books, films and music. As far as New Year´s resolutions go, 2020 is my favourite.
Christmas is upon us. I´ve been running around myself these past weeks, trying to get my work done in time for the holidays. Luckily, there´s been time for city wandering as well. I even made it to the Christmas market at Spikersuppa.
Winter darkness has always been a struggle for me, especially now when there’s no snow. I´s weird to see bare pavements in December, I haven’t fallen once (which is a first for me). Anyway, receiving a Grand invitation kind of turned things around.
Do you ever feel like you need some time alone? Like the walls of your apartment are too thin? I do. And when I do, I like to visit the Opera house. I like the soothing views and the closeness to the water. It´s a spectacular iceberg rising from the fjord. And it´s so quiet.
Oslo is not a noisy city compared to others, but I still enjoy quiet adventures on my own. Like when it´s raining, most people stay inside. And then there are events that attract people regardless of the weather, like the Fjord Oslo Light Festival.
I truly love this season. I love to snuggle up with a blanket, I love how the colours change, I love hunting for the perfect Autumn sweater, and eating hot soup at cosy cafés. Here are my favourite Oslo autumn photos so far.
I could easily have named this post the art of letting go. It´s just before Autumn truly sets in, but in between all the rain we still have those warm, sunny days. And we cling to every moment of them.
Summer´s over. It´s always a bit sad to see it go. But I happen to love Autumn, and everything that comes with it. I have my camera and my coffee to go. I think I´ll be all right.
It´s the last days of summer, and what a summer it´s been. Balcony office, city wandering and Island hopping in the Oslo fjord. Everything is easier in the summer. I spent the last weekend of it in the lovely Palace Park.