72 hours in Oslo

We had about 72 hours in Oslo. Decided to get the Oslo Pass (48 hours) for free admission to attractions/transportation. Costs 395NOK (about 100SGD).  An introduction to the world’s most expensive city.

Check out the first 36 (kind of) hours!

Akershus Fortress and Castle (Slott)IMG_1115IMG_1125 IMG_1118 IMG_1117 IMG_1123

Oslo Pass 2012 guide: Medieval castle from the 13th century. Remodelled to renaissance castle in the first half of the 17th century. Today the castle’s beautiful ballroom are used by the government for State events. The castle chapel, as well as the Royal Mausoleum, is open to the public. IMG_1124

And believe it or not – Akershus Castle was closed to the public the day we visited! 😦 IMG_1130

Passing by the Oslo Cathedral on our way to The National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet).
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Lunch/tea break at a cafe opposite The National Gallery. Nice carrot cake and caffè latte, especially on a wet weather day. I laughed when my brother said this reminds him of the fried carrot cake in Singapore 😛 Well, he’s coming home this Friday so he can have his fill of local delights. Huge caffè latte (it’s the smallest size apparently)!IMG_1143 IMG_1144IMG_1145 IMG_1149

The Scream, right at the doorstep of The National Gallery. Happy to see the famous painting of Edvard Munch as well as his other paintings here.
Oslo Pass 2012 guide: The National Gallery’s collection is Norway’s largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. The permanent exhibition ”Livets dans” shows the collection’s highlights of Norwegian and international paintings and sculpture from the early 1800s until 1950. Attractions include major works Shrik and Madonna by Edvard Munch and paintings by Cezanne and Manet.IMG_1152

Nobel Peace Center (Nobels Fredssenter) is worth a visit!
Oslo Pass 2012 guide: The Nobel Peace Center presents Alfred Nobel, the Peace Laureates and their work. Exhibitions about the Peace Prize winners and current issues such as war, peace and conflict resolution are varied, and include photographs, films, installations and other art forms. Experience the story through multiple senses using new technology and engaging solutions. IMG_1155

The sun ‘abandoned’ me in Oslo. Daylight became shorter and the rain came.

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About cyndichan

Write for a living. Live for travel, run and art. Just back from chasing the cherry blossoms in Tokyo!
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