the oslo galleries are in preparation
... here is a preview ... norway is a scandinavian nation,
stretching far north to europe's north cape, and it
includes the svalbard islands towards the north pole. best
known of the stunning landscapes in this country are the
fjords, many of which have harbour towns. norway was home
to the vikings, which from 870 onwards explored the
northern ocean and established settlements in iceland,
greenland and 'vinland' in north america. ship lines have
florished ever since in norway. originally, trondheim and
then bergen were the principal towns and trade centers,
yet in 1299 oslo became norway's capital.
below are some pictures from oslo, including the capital's city hall, sculptures by vigeland, amundsen's ship 'gjoea', a ship figurehead, and munch's famous painting "the scream".