Tourist in my own city{1}

Oslove

Oslove

If you go towards the Royal castle there are famous quotes from playwrights and writers on the sidewalk. This (and the following) says "when the starting point is the most insane/crazy,the result will frequently be the most original". It is taken from Ibsen's "Peer Gynt"

If you go towards the Royal castle there are famous quotes from playwrights and writers on the sidewalk. This (and the following) states that  ”when the starting point is the maddest, the result will frequently be the most original”. It is taken from Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt”

 

 "when the starting point is the most insane/crazy,the result will frequently be the most original".

“when the starting point is the maddest,the result will frequently be the most original”.

 

I have taken quite a few pics of garbage bins lately, this one is neat though.

I have taken quite a few pics of garbage bins lately, this one is neat though.

"Norway is a free country, inhabited by unfree people" (I can't get the whole quote into the frame so this goes for the next pic to. This is also an Ibsen-quote.

“Norway is a free country, inhabited by unfree people” (I can’t get the whole quote into the frame so this goes for the next pic to). This is also an Ibsen-quote.

"Norway is a free country, inhabited by unfree people"

“Norway is a free country, inhabited by unfree people”

 

Statue close to Aker brygge (the docks).

Statue close to Aker brygge (the docks), I really like this :)

Really crappy pic of Akershus castle taken from Aker brygge.

Really crappy pic of Akershus castle taken from Aker brygge.

Aker brygge. This is a posh area of the city. Not my favourite place

Aker brygge. This is a posh area of the city. Not my favourite part of town.

 

The Nobel Peace Center is a museum of sorts.

The Nobel Peace Center is a museum of sorts.

Oslo City Hall

Oslo City Hall

Statue right by "Spikersuppa" ("the nail-soup") in central Oslo.

Statue right by “Spikersuppa” (“the nail-soup”) in central Oslo.

Cool statue at Groenland, in the east-end of Oslo. This is my favourite part of town. It is slightly grittier than other parts but it has been somewhat gentrified. I don't think it's going to go the way of Grunerløkka though, which used to be a working class neighbourhood but is now hipster central.

Cool statue at Groenland, in the east-end of Oslo. This is my favourite part of town. It is slightly grittier than other parts but it has been somewhat gentrified. I don’t think it’s going to go the way of Grunerløkka though, which used to be a working class neighbourhood, but is now hipster central.

I call this masterpiece "blurry shot of man in yellow shirt; Groenland". Don't ask how much I want for it, you don't want to know.

I call this masterpiece “blurry shot of man in yellow shirt; Groenland”. Don’t ask how much I want for it, you don’t want to know.

Botsfengselet (a prison) in Groenland park. I have seen the inside (why? you'll never know...Hardy-har-har).  Trust me, Norwegian prisons are nowhere near as cushy as Michael Moore and others claim.

There are so many churches in Oslo you wouldn’t believe it. There are not a whole lot of Christians though; the trend is not towards Christianity but rather towards neo-religiosity, or religions appropriated from other regions of the world. Our (former) Princess believes she can communicate with angels. She runs a “Angel school” where you to can learn how to communicate with angels and develop your spirituality (for a hefty fee of course). We also have several Shamans living and working in Norway; cultural appropriation at its purest ;)

 

I'm still at Groenland but now near the prison. The prison has a store where people can buy things that inmates have made.

I’m still at Groenland but now near the prison. The prison has a store where people can buy things that inmates have made.

Johan Scharffenberg was a Norwegian psychiatrist and criminologist. He worked at the prison for quite a while.

Johan Scharffenberg was a Norwegian psychiatrist and criminologist. He worked at the prison for quite a while.