You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘fjord’ tag.

My sister, her daughter Tindra and I decided to walk down to the new Opera House in Oslo. It opened in April of this year and has been in the news quite a bit.

The moment I saw the building I was blown away. I have seen lots of images, but they are nothing compared to actually being there. Oslo Opera House is simply stunning! You better believe I got my camera out in a hurry. Those moments make it hard for me to focus on anything else other than framing up images through my camera. 

The building is an amazing piece of art. There is white marble everywhere you walk and the building has lots of glass which gives a bright wonderful light on the inside of the building. The cool thing is that you can actually walk up on top of the roof. When you get up there the side of the building is put together with these  “braille” looking tiles. On the bottom the marble goes right into the fjord. 

The inside was another sweet surprise. Contemporary design a classy giftshop and a simple restaurant with an amazing wine list. Even the bathrooms were something to see.

I could have walked around all day. I think my favorite part is the simple style that you see everywhere in and outside the building. There are strong clean lines EVERYWHERE. LOVE IT!

Here are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy!

oslo-opera-1

oslo-opera-2

oslo-opera-3

Me in the brisk wind with a sleeping niece. Perfect timing!

oslo-opera-42

My beautiful little sister.

oslo-opera-5

I would love to go and see a performance. Imagine the view from inside when the sun goes down. 

oslo-opera-6

oslo-opera-7

oslo-opera-8

oslo-opera-9

A close up of the tiles on the buildings.

oslo-opera-10

Not a posed shot. It just felt right.

oslo-opera-11

oslo-opera-12

oslo-opera-13

oslo-opera-14

oslo-opera-15

Beautiful wall that greets you as you enter the Opera House.

oslo-opera-16

oslo-opera-17

oslo-opera-18

Another “on-the-go” shots of my sister.

oslo-opera-19

oslo-opera-202

oslo-opera-21

oslo-opera-22

oslo-opera-23

oslo-opera-241

oslo-opera-25

In between all the white and wood you will find a bright dash of red on the tables in the restaurant. Which also has a beautiful view of the fjord.

oslo-opera-26

As the weather changed I found myself constantly drawn to this huge window facing west. 

oslo-opera-27

oslo-opera-28

oslo-opera-29

For these last two I chose to use my “gold”.

oslo-opera-301

Tonje went to the hairdresser to do a trial run for her hair. We had fun with Hanne, the hairdresser. Tonje will guaranteed look beautifuler. : )

We have had rain, rain and more rain. Please, someone make it stop – soon!!!
Today was actually a little warmer and we were hoping to see the sun…but then as soon as I took the kids down the road on the scooters, the rain came down, again.
This is just a rough idea of what it will look like.
…adding the veil. Magical!
The guys went out fishing and set out a crab trap. The next morning there were three crabs. They were cooked up and gone in not too long.
Tonje had not seen what the kids were wearing so we had to do a little dress rehearsal for her. They rocked around the living room and were very excited to be wearing all the fancy clothes.
When the boys started rolling around on the floor we decided it was time to take the party clothes off.
We got a little ways down the road to the waterfall. The big waterfall was actually empty when we got here so I guess we must have brought the rain.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 12 other followers