Tom's Trip to Oslo
On Memorial Day, I left to attend a Homeland Security
conference in Oslo. It was held at a hotel high on a hill
overlooking Oslo harbor. The hotel was a converted wooden
sanitarium dating from the late 19th century. This is a view from
the front of the hotel.
Here is a view of the old section
of the hotel at night. It was called the Holmenkollen Park Rica
hotel. It was site of the Oslo Accord meetings.
Since we were near the Arctic
Circle, night came very late. Here is a view of the downtown city
hall at 10 minutes to 11 at night.
This is a spectacular view of Oslo
castle after 11:00 PM with the moon rising over the harbor.
No visit to Norway would be
complete without viewing some aspect of Viking culture. Here is
the Viking Boat Museum with a great example of an intact Viking
boat. Boats in this good shape were usually buried in the mud as
a funeral coffin for famous leaders.