• Oslo Tour
In the morning, walking along with a wonderful tour guide Catherine, living seventeen years in Norway. She told a lot of interesting stories and showed the city from the inside. I get a lot of photos and recordings, so about the capital of Norway, I still will tell in the next post. And in the first part of the walk through the streets and Palace Park, City Hall, a local fish store and museum island ...
Since our hotel was located next to the Royal Park, with him, and began to tour. Its area is 22 hectares. Bookmark started in 1838 and lasted about 30 years. Most trees planted in those years, still growing on the territory:
In the city a lot of colors. Summers are short and cool, and those "two weeks" while it lasts, try their best to decorate the streets:
The central pedestrian street of the city. Logo in the background belongs to the chocolate company Freia. Its name comes from the Norse goddess of love and war, Freya. Norwegians claim that it was the word from Friday:
Artists sit right on the asphalt, and paint in the eyes of buyers:
A lot of homeless people and beggars. Some people are just sitting with his head down, others clamoring for money. It seemed surprising for a country like Norway. Maybe it has some explanation?
City Hall. It can safely go, even in the conference room:
By the way, in this hall is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (all Nobel prizes are awarded in Stockholm except for the world). And around the mosaic depicts scenes on "what would have lived Norway without oil":
The Cabinet of the mayor directly in front of the gift shop near the entrance to the building. At the door, cabinet hanging gifts donated personally to the mayor, that he posted in the corridor for visitors. Here, for example, the Oslo card which contains all the characters and the main attractions of the city:
Wooden architecture on the walls:
We went to the store fish and meat. This is not a tourist splint, and popular with the locals shop with charismatic host. He personally showed us around the store, said methods of preparing cod and shared the secrets of local cuisine:
Note that nothing is packaged and no tag. Permanent buyers know all the prices, there is complete trust and perhaps the comfort of home:
sandwiches with local cheese and a Swedish canned fish. Snack symbolic, is offered to guests as a sign of peace and friendship:
All the ceiling hung with traditional dried cod, called Bacallao. Its history dates back several centuries. For sale dried fish sawing saw, and before cooking usually soak a few hours:
In the past in Portugal Bacallao considered a food of the poor, but after World War II increased the price for it. Now generally considered a delicacy:
The total store plan. In addition to dried cod from the ceiling hanging animal carcasses (I forget which):
They looked in the windows of souvenir shops. Norway - a country of trolls. Not those that are going in the comments, and fabulous:
Traditional sweets. Prices as we see on average 180-220 rubles (25-30 CZK):
The Norwegian cake:
On the terraces give fur skins:
Mobile cafes with colorful sellers:
One of the most popular tourist locations - "Museum Island". Who is the strait between the island and the mainland was filled, and it can be reached and on the ground. But we chose the ferry. On the island is concentrated Oslo several museums: the Museum of the Vikings, the National Maritime Museum, the Fram Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum. We visited the last two:
The road from the pier on one half consists of asphalt, but on the other tiles. Unusual decision:
In Norway, there are three great traveler who respects and loves the whole country: Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and Thor Heyerdahl. The first two made their journey on the ship Fram, which is devoted to the first private museum.
On board three travel was committed. The first - to the North Pole under the direction of Nancy. He vmorozil ship in the ice and hope that together with the drifting ice will carry him through the North Pole. However, the plan did not work. The nearest point to the North Pole, Nansen and his companion made a sortie on skis, but there has not reached the Pole, but to get closer to him than anyone before them:
On the information screen you can choose Russian language:
The museum restored scenes from the life of the participants travel:
Inside the Fram fashionable to go. Here everything is preserved as in Nansen. It is noteworthy that the section, both groups expedition Nansen did not keep in touch with each other, but returned to Norway with a difference of one day: Fram vymerznuv of ice and Nansen with other travelers, which met on the Franz Josef Land:
The Cabinet of the ship's doctor:
The second journey Fram made to the shores of Greenland. The third time, the ship was used Amudsenom travel to Antarctica, where he later reached the South Pole first in the history of mankind.
The museum has a special room, going to the conditions that you can feel the expedition. Oscillating noise under the sea floor, corridor with low temperature and the like. Around the corner of the ice corridor may be a polar bear or a frozen corpse:
The Museum Kon-Tiki we met modelc Aeroflotovskie aircraft and remembered Dolkabar. Kon-Tiki - a raft of balsa logs, on which Thor Heyerdahl and his five companions crossed in 1947 the Pacific:
In the museum located on the eternal docked ships Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki and Ra II, as well as paddle - the only remaining part of the third ship Tigris.
Thor Heyerdahl believed that the civilization that existed in ancient Mesopotamia spread not only by land, by sea, by how much. He planned an expedition to the boat, such as those which moved the ancient mariners. Reed boat Tigris was built as a replica of the Sumerian ships. Heyerdahl was able to pass on it for 4 to 5 months of about 7000 kilometers. Heyerdahl tried to get permission to enter the territorial waters of states adjacent to the Bab-el-Mandeb, to continue sailing in the Red Sea. But no country has not received a response. In addition, the area began naval maneuvers in the United States, Britain and France, and to continue the expedition was not safe. In protest against the military action team burned the ship: