The Opera House in Oslo (Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows)

I’ve already posted a picture from a violent demonstration for the weekly photo challenge this week, but the picture I posted was from my back-catalog and a few years old, so this morning I figured I’d grab the camera and head out for a fresh photo shoot.

It’s also an excellent opportunity to do some marketing for Oslo, the city where I was born and currently reside. Judging by the weather (which obviously was foggy & a bit rainy) I’m not quite sure if this is good PR or bad PR, but the Opera House, which I also helped to build (me and a couple of other guys…), has its charm even when the weather dogs/gods are not playing on our team.

I hope you’ll enjoy these photos (I went overboard!) and if you ever come to visit Oslo I’ll gladly show you around!
(Click photos to enlarge)

Ok, so the boat has nothing to do with windows, but there’s plenty of windows in the background and besides: it’s a nice boat.

Reflection in a window

Reflection in a window

Looking through a window

Looking through a window
Looking through another window

Looking through another window

and yet another...

and yet another…

This guy was looking out through.. guess what...

This guy was looking out through.. guess what…

Same dude, different angle.

Same dude, different angle.

Workshop for stages & props.

Workshop where they build stages & props.

A painting I saw through a...

A painting I saw through a…

And another head.

And another head.

There's always two sides to a story.. (at least)

There’s always two sides to a story.. (at least)

It was a very foggy day...

It was a very foggy day…

19 thoughts on “The Opera House in Oslo (Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows)

  1. my daughter, an architect, once joined the competition to build this opera house – but she wasn’t ranked between the first five – so all the work made no sense in the very sad end …

    • All the work is not in vain, because she probably learned a lot from the process: knowledge that she can use in her future projects. Bets of luck to your architecture daughter.
      By the way: when the Opera was being built, the experts told the architectures that they should use Norwegian stone for the project (because of the weather they said it would be the best solution), but the architects insisted on using this Italian Marble, because they thought it was so fancy & dandy. Well, already while the marble was being laid it started to change colour from beautiful white to piss-stained-yellow (a reaction to the acidity in the air or something like that)…
      Please tell your daughter so that she can have a good laugh at the incompetent Norwegian architects 🙂

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  3. Cool post Cardinal. I liked the shot of the boat and your comment. It made me smile. Enjoy your weekend. You have covered the window challenge and then some, LOL! Margie

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  6. I have friends in Stavanger and my daughter visits Oslo frequently for business. Your photos convince me that I should be sure to put Oslo on my ‘to visit’ list!

    • Glad to hear that my post (& your fiends in Stavanger) makes you want to come for a visit. More pictures of the Opera will come later, but I need to take some nice winter photos first. If you or your daughter visits Oslo I’ll gladly show you around, just send me an email or post me a message in the blog 🙂

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    • Thanks for this comment. It’s helpful for me to hear what my readers like – it helps me to improve 🙂

      I’ll head down to the Opera again shortly, to take some winter shots with snow and hopefully also with sunshine or moonlight.

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