Entries Tagged ‘Oslo’

Politicians on Patrol

It’s not often you see the different political parties come together and agree on something. However, with the last few months’ wave of assault rapes in Oslo, all the members of the city council decided it was time to stop passing the blame back and forth and take to the streets.


Eli is the wife of a prominent politician in Norway.  One day (in 2001) she had to drop off her husband at the royal palace in Oslo for a government dinner.  She had been to the palace grounds many times before but had never driven.  Not sure where to go, Eli headed straight for the […]

One For the Birds

Some birds don’t migrate and as Oslo has taken away many natural bird homes to make way for ‘progress’, Oslo has certainly taken on responsibility to rehouse their birds. I wonder how the birds feel about having to live in apartment blocks?

The Regulars on Oslo’s Gågate

Every town and city in Norway has a gågate (walking street).  And every gågate has its regulars. In Oslo there are two types of regulars – the regular-regulars, who are on the street every week, and the seasonal-regulars who return year after year. The tribal American Indians are an odd regularity in Norway.  I see […]

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