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One of my longtime cyber-friends is a geology professor at the University of Norway, so when I took a trip to England a few years ago, I also took the opportunity to hop a flight over to Oslo for a few days to visit with Torfinn. By happenstance, I got there just a short while after the Breivik bombing and shootings. Torfinn was able to give me a guided tour of everything interesting in Oslo. So here are some of my photos:

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The city of Oslo.

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Oslo Fjord.

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Oslo and the Fjord.

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The King's gardens, now a public park.

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Medieval gravestones, from a ruined church near the King's garden.

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Oslo University Museum.  "Stan", a nearly complete T rex skeleton.

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"Stan".

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Oslo University Museum.  "Ida", the most complete early primate. The preservation in this fossil is magnificent--hair, internal organs, stomach contents--all are visible. I had already seen a cast of this fossil in the Natural History Museum in London, but it was truly wonderful to see the original here.

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Oslo University.

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Viking Ship Museum, near the Fjord..

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There are three different Viking longboats displayed here. The ships were used as burials.

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Viking artifacts recovered from the buried ships.

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The "Fram" Museum. Roald Amundsen's ship used to reach the South Pole. The entire ship is preserved inside the museum.

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The Open Air Museum. A series of historical Norwegian buildings, from the Viking era to the 1960's, are reconstructed here as a living history exhibit.

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Historical re-enactor.

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Stave Church. Open Air Museum.

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Interior of stave church.

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Open air museum.

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Sculpture Park, Oslo.

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"The Angry Baby". Sculpture Park.

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Sculpture Park.

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Sculpture Park. The statues represent all stages of life.

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The Royal Palace, Oslo.

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The Parliament Building, Oslo.

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The old Akershus Fortress.

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The Cannon Battery that protected the harbor.

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The Opera House.

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The Fist and Rose statue.  Oslo.

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Ruins of a medieval abbey, and a reconstructed model.

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Memorial at the spot where the Nazis executed captured Resistance fighters.

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Government building in downtown Oslo. I was there just after the bombing and mass shooting--the broken windows were still covered.

Originally posted to Shutterbugs on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 04:45 AM PST.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse.

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