Oslo is the oldest of the Scandinavian capitals, and its history goes back to 1000 years ago, when the first settlements were built at the inlet of the Oslo fjord.After the Great Fire that destroyed the city in 1624, the Danish King Christian IV, decided to rebuild the city in brick and stone, and named it Christiania. Three hundred years later, in 1925, the citizens decided to rename their city Oslo.
Oslo City Hall.Stortinget - the Parliament.
The Parliament is guarded by two lions - and as you've allready discovered Bajas tend to befriend the large cats. Tee hee..
Roxy and Lucky wondered why there is so little car traffic. This is a rather quiet street because most of it is just for walking. This part of it is, however, open for cars - but it's not usually a convenient route. Plus it's Easter and a Sunday so most people would be elsewhere.
Soo many dogs have walked along here - it's almost impossible to keep up with the humans if you want to smell it all!
The old university - Mom sang at a concert here last fall. It was actually part of the Chinese Culture Festival and her choir had two concerts with Inner Mongolia Guangdian Arts Ensemble. They sang traditional Norwegian folk songs and the Inner Mongolian choir sang their folk songs. The plan is for the Norwegian choir to go to China this fall.
The Royal Palace was built from 1824-1848. The royal family do not usually stay here but outside the city. If you're interested in them they have a website here. The Palace Park is a popular recreational area with small lakes, statues and green areas where you can have a picnic or something.
This is Haakon VII king of Norway from 1905-1957. Well. It's not him, really. It's a statue of him. But we hope you got that before we pointed it out. We might get into some more Norwegian history in the future. Either way he was our first king as an independent county.
We hope you learnt a thing or two and that you enjoyed our sillypix.
Kisses from the WriggleButts