Pictures from the historical Old City of Oslo

Today I got up early to shoot some photos in a neighbourhood in Oslo called Gamlebyen (meaning: the Old City).

Those of you that have followed this blog for a while might recognize the park with the lake in it? Yes, it’s the same place that I went ice skating last winter.
The water is a fake lake and it’s supposed to be a reconstruction of the Oslo Fjord shoreline as it appeared around 1300 CE. The water is filthy & polluted, so swimming is NOT recommended (but ice skating is!). The name of the park is Middelalderparken (the Medieval Park) and in this area, development is not allowed due to all the historical ruins. In the Medieval Park you’ll find the ruins of Church Clemens, Maria Church and the Royal Palace.

Continue reading