Autumn mood in Oslo

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I went off the metro one stop before my destination to explore the beautiful autumn colors. Vestre Gravlund (Western Cemetery), Oslo, Norway. Photos taken by iPhone4. Contrast and color adjustment done in Photoshop Elements.

The Amazing Botanical Garden Oslo

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Anette and Geir are exploring yet another pearl: The University Botanical Garden in Oslo is Norway’s oldest botanical garden, established in 1814. It is administrated by the University of Oslo. Click on photos to enlarge. This is the “Central Park” of Oslo: This rare cactus, Dvergtistel (Cirsium acaule), is only to be found on a small island, Ulvøya, just outside Oslo: Granite greenhouse: Quinoa: Pictures taken by iPhone 4. Blog post composed in the WordPress … Continue reading

Exploring Maridalsvannet and Akerselva in wonderful Oslo

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Today I found yet another pearl in Oslo; Maridalsvannet. It is a lake that supplies Oslo of drinking water. There’s a river, Akerselva, that runs from this lake out into the Oslo fjord. My love, Geir, was my personal guide. Along the river you find plenty of small fresh water “beaches” where you can chill and cool down. The air is fresh the water is pure and clean. A pearl in Oslo. No more industry … Continue reading