Hiking Around Oslo

We explored a lot around Oslo today by foot.  It was a pleasant 70 degrees F and sunny.

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Lots of architecture and city can all be found in the city center.

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First we checked out the famous Opera House which was quite amazing in its design.  You can actually walk up to the top – it is quite high up and gives a nice view of the bay.

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I am not sure I understand the story behind this pseudo iceberg structure they keep trying to move around the bay by towboat.

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We spent quite a bit of time touring the fortress and military complex on top of the hill overlooking the bay.

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Lots of stories and history here dating back to the 1600s I believe.  There is even a special memorial for the Norwegian resistance movement against the Nazis in WWII.  Most were shot and executed here when they were discovered.

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Oslo is definitely becoming a hot spot for cruise ships – you can see the area where we went running this morning and all the locals hunt for Pokemon.

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We also walked up to the Royal Palace to see if the family was available for a beer or a cup of tea at the end of the day.

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They were busy so the guard soldier sent us away to check out one of the local pubs instead.

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