New Main Library in Oslo

It is very busy in the area of the Opera House in Oslo these days. Large cranes look like monsters, moving their beaks around to lift elements to the different buildings. I counted ten of them! This image was taken with my back to the Opera House.

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Hvor har fotografen vært denne gang?

A very old photo

I took this image when I was in the military, in 1959. I had just bought a Flexaret camera, a camera that was a very good one to judge by the negatives (this picture has been cropped on the top). Dette bildet er tatt mens jeg var på rekruttskolen på Tromøya, med et kamera som etter hvert vite seg å ha veldig god optikk….

Farger

Det er snart vinter, og det blir stadig mørkere ute. Da pynter jeg opp med litt farger her på bloggen min. It is getting darker day by day, therefore I thought it would be nice with some colours here in my blog. Reklamen til Freia er kanskje den mest kjente i Oslo, med en flott plassering på Karl Johan, her fotografert i solnedgang. Garnbuntene…

Smil fra begge!

Look, they both smiled at me! How nice is that?

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Hvor befinner fotografen seg her? Where in Oslo is this?

Bare en spurv

Det er ikke bare spennende fugler som lander på balkongen min, men også spurver besøker meg trofast. Og takk for det. Vi setter vel ikke alltid nok pris på denne trivelige byfuglen. A common Sparrow, also a frequent visitor on my balcony, is perhaps not so exciting to watch as many other, and more colourful species, but he is very welcome!

Mann med stil

Det er selvsagt ikke bare kvinner som kler seg elegant her i Oslo, men jeg tror nok det er langt mellom det jeg kaller skikkelig stil for menn. Vi er i øyeblikket inne i en periode der jeg synes herremoten er svært lite kledelig. Buksene er altfor trange og jakkene ser ut som fravokste konfirmasjonsplagg. Når snippen på skjortene i tillegg peker på tvers,…

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Det blir forhåpentligvis flere fotografier i vår quiz om steder og gater i Oslo. Hvor har fotografen tatt dette bildet? Where in Oslo is this?  

Dog’s life in the Norwegian Capital

The dogs of Oslo are, shall I say, very normal dogs. We don’t have stray dogs, I guess the climate forbids that. And they have to be in a leash. And they are not allowed in restaurants and food stores. I shall never forget, admittedly many years ago, how people brought their dog into a restaurant and let the dog sit on a chair…

Old Black and White images from Oslo

I started to take pictures when I was just 11 years old, with a Baby Brownie camera that I bought in Cincinnati in Ohio, USA. My next camera was a Czechoslovakian made 6 by 6 camera, a Flexaret. Looking through old negatives today, I have found out that this was a very good camera. And it was a camera I could afford when I…

Boat and house (and a ladder)

Once more image from the island of Røst in Norway.