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Oslo — city views

Different impres­sions … on one hand I saw the sol­diers in the morn­ing with THESE guns (you have to know that I am Tyrolean and our sol­diers called: Schützen (shitzen — if you spell it) — fought against Napoleon and when they go through the city, they still have their old guns (and the one in South Tyrol have none because the guns are not allowed in Italy).

Therefore I was incred­i­ble sur­prised to see it that way. But on the oth­er hand, the street up to the cas­tle is open and every­one can use the park. The Norwegians still are relaxed and full of trust when you see them. I saw Jacob Zuma — President from South Africa — when he left the cas­tle vis­it­ing king Harald. 5 min­utes lat­er I saw a black man as a guard doing his job. In con­trary to the British guards, the Norwegian moves and also smiles a lit­tle bit (very short — but I could see the one look­ing after the female tourist who want­ed a pic­ture with him).

Yesterday was a big event at the uni­ver­si­ty and all were wear­ing these awe-inspir­ing robes and I saw the same car like the day before (num­ber: A2), now with King Harald (but I don’t swear, I am not so good in roy­als). Some tourists were look­ing but the Norwegians imme­di­ate­ly start­ed to walk when he went while the tourist (me) were still look­ing because there was so lit­tle secu­ri­ty around. It was Friday after­noon, the sun was shin­ing and they were catch­ing sun­beams and the first breath of the week­end.

Then our famous alpine Ötzi vis­its Oslo. What a sur­prise to see famous inhab­i­tants of the moun­tains there. (And I have to say it here. The Austrian ambas­sador is from Großpetersdorf — the most impor­tant, most famous place of South Burgenland because a friend of mine lives there).

Here are some city impres­sions!


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  1. Harriet Redlich

    I liked the phrase ‚.…it was Friday, the sun was shin­ning, and they caught sun­beams and the first breath of the week­end.’

    Love, Harriet in California

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