This is the final gallery in our Norway series taken as we returned to Oslo by train. We had some terrific memories: watching the changing of the royal guard right after dignitaries arrived at the palace, and taking the girls to shop at Ikea (of all places, LOL).
Previous Norway galleries:
⟩ Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo reveals a bit of Norwegian cultural history
⟩ Oslo to Myrdal to Flåm began our cross-country Norway in a Nutshell tour
⟩ Best Walk Ever captures our stroll through the villages of Flåm and Lunden
⟩ Cruise on the Sognefjord with stunning views
⟩ Gudvangen and Voss completes our tour of the Sognefjord
⟩ Beautiful Bergen makes my list of places I’d love to live
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Traveling cross-country by train brought us from spring, to winter, to spring again
somewhere on the train from Bergen to Oslo
Many norwegian homes still have a traditional guest house
Oslo City Hall is a famous landmark in Norway
At the national theatre (notice the pigeon on the central figure’s head, which the statue boy seems to be watching)
Isn’t the brickwork in front the University amazing?
In front of Oslo’s University (norwegian sweater from Bergen)
Touring the royal palace park and garden
Here we are in front of the Royal Palace and the Statue of King Karl III John of Norway
No gates. No bars. Up close at the changing of the royal guard
Princesses at the palace watching the changing of the guard. So cute!
This was a highlight for Dawn taking in her ethnic roots
The view of downtown Oslo from the royal palace
I can’t pass up taking pictures of flowers
I wish these tulips were in better focus to contrast with the rushing trolley