Photo 101: Day 17 – Glass

Just one more Glass photo I just had to share.

Reflections – Oslo Opera House

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : Glass

Oslo Opera House

Oslo Opera House

One of my favourite buildings in Oslo is the Opera House,a great big glass and granite edifice.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Dreamy

admiring the view

admiring the view

I enjoy getting out on the hills at the weekends, well maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, what I enjoy is being at the top of the hill and sitting down for a well earned packed lunch, while admiring the view and chatting to friends and fellow hikers.    And as the only way to get to the top is to climb, then it has to be done!

A little blue sky and sunshine

A little blue sky and sunshine

even when the weather is dull, the view is always worth it.

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What could be better than being on the beach, admiring the boats, and dreaming in the sunshine.

Reflections

Reflections

Oslo Opera House is a real ‘flight of fancy’ with its marble steps that lead to the roof of the building, and we can admire our reflection in the glass walls, as we stroll along.

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Oslo Opera House : Let’s Dance

Right in the centre of Oslo, very close to the railway station, is the Opera House.  But this is no ordinary building, it’s a marble and glass building, designed by a Norwegian architectural firm, Snohetta, and was opened in April 2008.   It has a white sloping marble roof, which allows visitors to walk on the roof and enjoy the views of the Norwegian fjord.   It has been described as ‘rising out of the fjord like a giant ice floe’

As well as holding operas (currently showing Madame Butterfly), there are also many concerts, shows, art exhibitions and such like on at The Opera, and the coffee shop serves the most divine hot chocolate, a very welcome drink, especially when it’s cold outside, and you climb up and down on the roof very carefully, because of the ice and snow which can make the marble fairly slippery.

Right next to the Opera House,  in the fjord, is a steel and glass sculpture which  looks like it is floating in the water.   It is on a concrete plinth, but it can move on its axis, and turns with the wind and the tides.   The sculpture is called ‘She Lies’ and as you can see, is a most unusual piece which is certainly dramatic!

Sculpture’She Lies’ floating in the fjord.

We took my grandchildren to visit Oslo recently, and this was our first stop, before we got the ‘hop on hop off’ tourist bus to visit the other sights in Oslo.    Have a look at the gallery, it gives some idea of the very different and unusual space.

 

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