Artsy Oslo-Art and architecture shine along the fjord in Norway’s capital

By Katherine Rodeghier It’s a cow all right. White with black spots, a calf sliced open head to tail, preserved with Formaldehyde and suspended in a clear case, its innards revealed for all to see. Animal lovers might freak, but this passes for art in an edgy museum in the toniest neighborhood of Oslo. Shocking, perhaps, but not nearly as OMG as Damien Hirst’s other installation nearby. “Adam and Eve Exposed” depicts a man and woman on …

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Our final day on board the MS Nordlys and a stopover in Oslo

August 16, 2012 DISEMBARKING THE MS NORDLYS — Hurtigruten calls their Norwegian cruise “the world’s most beautiful voyage.” They’ll get no argument from me. Whether or not true, it’s sad to leave our cozy little cabin on the fifth level of the ship and the lounge with its expansive views of mountains and fjords. Not to mention the restaurant – which last night produced a farewell buffet with a dizzying array of seafood and other offerings. These …

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Norway and Svalbard & Land of the Ice Bears

DAY 1 – Oslo, Norway.  More Than 21  million children. A staggering number-when you realize we’re talking children who are refugees in  today’s  world. Half  the people on the run from war and conflict are children. And they are especially vulnerable  of being kidnapped, exploited  or forced to become  child soldiers. Welcome to an excellent exhibit at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, where an amazing interactive exhibit for children about refugees– Nansen and I–  has …

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The Morrisons report on the land portion of their trip, Oslo and Stockholm

My friends Owen and Lesley Morrison have now disembarked from the Seabourn Sojourn and are going to visit Oslo and Stockholm before they fly home from Copenhagen to Australia. Hello from Stockholm, we are having a great time. The SAS plane trip from Copenhagen to Oslo took a mere 45 minutes and the one from Oslo to here took only 50 minutes and the seats we could pick ourselves as we are SAS frequent flyers and yesterday …

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