Monday, May 23, 2011
A Final Delight: Our Return To Olso
Photos: Oslo Town Hall; modern opera house; Karl Johann Gate, the main street of Oslo with the National Palace at its end; Vigeland art - metal gate
Norway was my favorite country that we visited during our land tour of Scandinavia in 1985. This morning we sailed into Oslo, the capital of Norway, and we got to spend an enjoyable half day touring this fine city. We took the “Hop On, Hop Off” city bus tour. At the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park we got off the bus and enjoyed a stroll. My favorite Vigeland art work in the park are the twin iron gates with male figures. After our tour we did a little shopping and purchased two great wool sweaters for a bargain price of $65.00 each. Our return to the ship for lunch had us both wishing we could spend more time here. Norway is a beautiful country. We sailed out of Olso and headed for Copenhagen marveling at the scenery along the coast, dotted with beautiful summer homes. We’ll have our final dinner on board the Emerald Princess this Monday evening. We dock in Copenhagen early Tuesday morning and catch a flight for Frankfurt, the beginning of our long trip home. It’s been a remarkable and memorable voyage here on the Baltic Sea. We have many memories and stories to tell.