Category Archives: Oslo

Unknown Numbers – freedom of speech by the fjord

On a visit to Oslo earlier this month I came across Unknown Numbers, an outdoor artwork in progress paying tribute to freedom of speech, being painted directly onto the Peace Wall outside the Nobel Peace Centre. There is always an … Continue reading

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Oslo Jazz Festival

I’m in jazz nirvana. My first day at the Oslo Jazz Festival kick started with lunch in the delicious company of Norway’s jazz royalty, including Bugge Wesseltoft who had received a special award at the opening concert at the Operaen … Continue reading

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Oslo Jazz Festival – The Dance of Life

  Today is the start of the Oslo Jazz Festival, and if all goes to plan, this time tomorrow I’ll be sitting in Bare Jazz in my favourite city in the world. I’ve lost count of the number of times … Continue reading

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Things to do in Oslo

  As a serial visitor of small capital cities, particularly Scandinavian ones, I can say hand-on-heart that Oslo is the stand-out destination. It is a trusting, unself-conscious city, comfortable in its skin, and I can’t keep away. That I have … Continue reading

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Friday in Oslo

This is my third day in Oslo. It’s giving Glasgow a good run for its money as Raintown but I could forgive this city just about anything.  I’m staying in a downtown district which is the closest Oslo gets to … Continue reading

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Scottish Interior Life on Tour – August in Oslo

Maybe it’s to down to the fact that as a wee girl growing up in the Highlands, the first time royalty came to Inverness it was King Olaf and not the Queen, that I have always felt  a close affinity … Continue reading

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