I enjoy this urban culture that can be met in many places where unexpectedly one can find some creativity such as an amazing graffiti or poetry. Today it happened in the underground station of Stortinget. Even though I have already met poetry in the Parisian metro or the Swiss trains before, I still didn't expect to meet it here. This poem talks about nature, one of the strongest Norwegian value.
It's again this time of the year where many people gather together, enjoy a good meal and exchanges a few gifts. With its commercial aspects and unfairness towards people who can't afford it, Christmas remains on some level special in the Christian culture with its decoration and Christmas market. In Norway I was impressed by the high number of Christmas markets and the hand crafts one could find. (Picture taken on Karl Johan)
We feel very lucky to live in a town where people are active and training so much. It's very common to see people (particularly ladies) wearing their sport tights around the city. Now twice a year most of the people in the city will wear them: today for Oslo Marathon and in May for a relay run that happens all around the city as well. This year for the third time Francis runs the marathon and I run for the first time 10k. All this adrenaline it feels very exciting. Even His Royal Highness Håkon the Prince of Norway runs the Half marathon. (Picture taken in front of Oslo city hall)
Annual festival happening tonight along Akerselva river (Oslo) with the full moon it’s just amazing! (at Elvelangs i fakkellys)
Darker days are back. We're at this period of the year where daylight shrinks so fast. We effectively loose 5 to 7 minutes of daylight everyday which from week to week makes it more than 35 minutes less daylight from one Monday to the next. We can't wait to be December 22nd and experience it the other way round! (Picture taken at Sagene Kirkepark)
Matstreif is an annual and open air food festival between the city hall and the sea. It's possible to taste many local and Norwegian products such as whale, salmon, and many organic delicacy.
Walking around with our friend Renée, we landed on the first opening day of this brand new book store which used to be a movie theater. I loved its curvy place and endless bookshelves. (at Eldorado)