Oslo (pt. 2) look at “Tourist in my own city” below first :){1}

The prison itself, it goes by the name of "botsen". I have been inside, and trust me, it is nowhere near as cushy as Michael Moore and others claim Norwegian prisons to be.

This prison  goes by the name of “Botsen”. I have been inside, and trust me, it is nowhere near as cushy as Michael Moore and others claim Norwegian prisons to be.

Posters calling for a boycott of the fall elections. That might not be the way to go about it, but what do I know?

Posters calling for a boycott of the fall elections. Uhm..Guys? Not sure that’s the most productive way to change a system you perceive to not be functioning.

 

"Botsen" seen from the other side. The round stones you see in from have been collected from the different regions of Norway.

“Botsen” seen from the other side. The round stones you see in front of the prison have been collected from different counties/regions of Norway.

The park where we walk Niko.

The park where we walk Niko.

 

This is Alnaelva; I walk here at least once a day. There's a wonderful small path going through a virgin forest. I love it so much.

This is Alnaelva; I walk here at least once a day. There’s a wonderful small path going through a virgin forest. I love it so much.

Said path also has a bridge, and what you're seeing in the background is an old factory. Seeing it reminds me of the industrial revolution

Said path also has a bridge, and what you’re seeing in the background is an old factory. Seeing it reminds me of the industrial revolution

 

Notice how the rock is incorporated into the building? Neat!

Notice how the rock is incorporated into the building? Neat!

Along the path.

Along the path.

 

Vålerenga (Vaalerenga); a kinda-sorta borough of Oslo; it is famous for its  soccer and hockey teams.

Vålerenga (Vaalerenga); a kinda-sorta borough of Oslo; it is famous for its soccer and hockey teams.

Galgeberg translates to "Gallowsberg" - this is where the gallows were.

Galgeberg translates to “Gallowsberg” – this is where the gallows were back in the day. The last time someone was executed here was in 1815.

 

This is a squatter-camp near my place. The kids living there seem nice.

This is a squatter-camp near my place. The kids living there seem nice.

 

The gate to the ruin-park nearby. The ruins are from year 1100 AD.

The gate to the ruin-park nearby. The ruins are from year 1100 AD.

 

Gravestone

Gravestone

Skate-bowl (I guess? the kids skate in there and has a bowlish-kinda shape to it).

Skate-bowl (I guess? the kids skate in there and has a bowlish-kinda shape to it). This is in Gamlebyen (the oldest part of town, close to where there was a big viking battle many hundred years ago).

 

I'm Great at taking pictures!!

I’m Great at taking pictures!!

The guy depicted is Oslo's  guardian angel, St. Hallvard.

The guy depicted is Oslo’s Patron saint, St. Hallvard.