|Edvard Munch's Dance of Life|
|Edvard Munch's Scream|
|Sculpture in the Eidsvollplass|
Other than that, our flight was uneventful and we dozed on the airport bus into central Oslo. We checked into our hotel and walked off to see the town. Oslo is a fairly small city, slightly fewer people than DC, and much more easily walked and easily digested. Our first stop was the National Gallery, a tidy collection of paintings by Norwegian artists, such as a roomful of Munch works including those pictured above. We paused in a park in central Oslo, the Eidsvollsplass, to snack on bread, sausage and fruit, looked at local buildings including the pictured Norwegian Parliament, then walked up to Frogner Park where saw a huge collection of odd but gentle sculptures by Gustav Vingland. After an Indian dinner we figured out how to negotiate the local subway and came back to our hotel.
As I am writing this it is 11 PM and only now getting dark. The extended daylight is something we will have to get used to.
Many thanks to Public Citizen colleague Craig Holman for his extended thoughts on how to spend our days on a trip to Norway.