Thursday, August 14, 2008

Whirlwind Tour of Oslo

We have spent one day touring Oslo and thoroughly enjoyed it. First stop was Holmenkotten, a famous ski jump in Oslo. It was spectacular.

Next stop, Vigeland Park. An entire park full of the work of this famous sculptor.

Then, we visited the Viking Ship museum - three intact ships were found buried in three different cities around Norway. The ships were used to bury important people. It was fantastic to see a full-size Viking ship that was from 800AD!

Then, a drive through the city...

Next stop, Parliament. Our former host, Haakon Giil was a member of Parliament from 1993-1997.

The best part of the day was the wonderful relatives with whom we spent it. Ingebjorn (cousin of Haakon & Aslaug) visited us for breakfast, the tour and dinner.

Trond (husband of Aslaug) was our tour guide and driver for the day.

Aslaug (brother of Haakon) is a wonderfully sweet woman. I am so privileged to know her.

Tomorrow morning we fly to Lithuania!


Heather said...

I love all of your great photos. It is nice to take a break and travel around the world with you both. Thanks you!

Heather said...

I meant to say, THANK YOU!