Thon Hotel Oslo Panorama
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... and flowers. It is the largest sculpture park in the world done by one artist. In ten years, artist Gustav Vigeland created over 200 sculptures to fill this park. There is a monolith with 121 people on it. There are 27 sculptures around the monolith showing mankind's emotions. Each one of his people had a different face. His work is incredible. We are really glad that we saw the work of Gustav Vigeland.
... pages from the church books, not that I could read them of course but Lars’ colleague Elin did some of that research for us.
Stange church has a beautiful outlook over Lake Mjosa and we spent some time just looking at the view and wandering in the churchyard. Pete found three old metal grave markers standing together, all had butterflies ‘hovering’ on the upper part, very pretty markings. We also found ...
... so we chased our tails through more tunnels and around the inner city, before finally deciding to park and walk, which ended up only a couple of hundred metres.
Luckily we both have a good sense of direction and could interpret the mediocre map provided when we got the key.
Southern Norway is not mountainous, although the rolling countryside is a bit like the King Country, while Oslo has a touch of Wellington with hills all around the harbour.
Dinner is served, so that's it for ...
... clean, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.235294);">Norsk Folk Museum (+ lunch): This is similar to Skansen in Stockholm (which we didn't visit). It recreates different ways of living in different eras and employs people dressed in traditional clothing to answer questions. We got some fresh-made Lefse (a traditional Norwegian flatbread) from one ...
... launched two more expeditions from Morocco in Africa across the Atlantic, this time building a boat from papyrus reed , which he named Ra and Ra II. Heyerdahl is also known for the archeological studies which he lead on Easter Island.
So I am much impressed with the adventurous Norwegian explorers. I encourage those of you with Norwegian ancestry to put it on your bucket list, if haven't already done so! (Cindy? Karen Q.?)