About a half hour subway ride from Oslo city center is a town called Mortensrud. It is here that architects Jensen & Skodvin created an amazing slate, glass and steel church perched slightly up a hill and amongst a forest of trees. The nature comes in, in the form of trees in an atrium, rocks […]
This is part of the foyer wall titled “The Other Wall” by Olafur Eliasson. It is on the interior of the Oslo Opera & Ballet House, designed by architects at Snohetta. At first arrival, on this sunny day, the entry courtyard / pier / terrace / roof was blinding with the all white stone pavers. […]
From Bergen we took the 407 kilometer Oslo-Bergen railway line. The seven hour trip is an amazingly scenic journey through forests, snow-capped mountains, and alpine villages. We went through the Hardangervidda plateau, Geilo, Finse, Myrdal and past many, many beautiful fjords. We saw very few people along this trip even though there were countless houses […]
I know these images don’t look it, but this is one of the rainiest places we have ever been. The guide book states that it rains on average 275 days out of the year, here in Bergen, Norway. And of the three days we have been here it has lived up to that record, raining […]
Back in Stockholm, again. This time it is a departure point for a Scandinavian adventure. From here we go to Bergen and Oslo, Norway. I took this shot because I like how at some point the windows looking out onto this courtyard will soon be completely obscured by papers and books. This resident is in […]
The Green House on a gray day.
The Freitag bags are everywhere in Switzerland. We were in Zürich for the Kreislauf 4+5 weekend and we just happened to find the Freitag flagship store. Made entirely out of old shipping containers. The first four levels are for the shop and the remainder contain a stair that leads to an observation deck that overlooks […]
For a total of a five hour round trip train and bus ride we visited one of Europe’s smallest countries, Liechtenstein. It was raining almost the entire day, except for our arrival into Vaduz, the capital city. This allowed us a two hour window to walk through the small town center, visit the museum, and […]