Ready for a tour of my neighborhood? Photography isn’t my trade so I just used my iPhone so that you can a glimpse of the scenes and colors that are part of my everyday life.
I live in Majorstua which is in central Oslo, just north of the seaside. My street is off of one of the bigger shopping lanes in the city called Bogstadveien. The residential parts of main Oslo have apartments in various shades of yellow, blue and sometimes even pink.
Oslo has a wonderful above-ground tram called the Trikk. Here we are at the nearest stop to my flat.Norwegians don’t let the cold scare them off, United Bakeries always has blankets at the ready for anyone who wants to people watch on Bogstadveien.The number 19 Trikk whizzing by.One of the first words I learned in Norwegian was tilbud, which means sale.Our very own cheese shop. Norwegians take cheese selection very seriously.These are plain Cheerios. I know because I bought this “havre” one several times thinking they were the honey. Havre = blegh.Can you work out the cost of a tomato? Deciphering currency is a daily challenge.Kaffebrenneriet’s daily offer. The chain is Norway’s solution to Starbucks – there’s only one of those in the whole country but fortunately Kaffebrenneriet is on nearly every street corner.Two bakeries within a stone’s throw of my flat! Heaven.