In 2013 we left Oslo, Norway for Vienna, Austria. The trip was on the Color Line ferry from Oslo to Kiel, Germany, which offered a beautiful view of Oslo bay. It was late September, the warm sunray felt faded, the trees almost finished turning color, and the air already had a crispy winter breeze. Oslo looked and felt like it was settling…
Safteriet, Made in Norway
A beautiful packaging/branding discovery from Norway, Safteriet. Safteriet beverages are made in Stavanger, Norway. Organic and from local sources Norwegian farms. From light to dark: elderflower, apple, plum, rhubarb, raspberries, blackcurrant, cherry, and bilberries.
Pascal Café de la Paix + Chris Ofili
Pascal Café de la Paix at the Nobel Peace Center in downtown Oslo with its mural designed by British artist Chris Ofili, before his “controversial” days. The yellow and green mural resembles the asymmetrical shard of colored glass or colorful patterns as seen in a kaleidoscope. Pascal Café de la Paix is no longer in this space. Alfred cafe, named after Alfred Nobel,…
The Oslofjord is a large protected inlet with many islands of varying sizes dotted with hundreds of small cabins. The Oslofjord is not a fjord (a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs) in the geological sense. In Norwegian, the term “fjord” can refer to a wide range of waterways. The bay is divided into the inner and outer…