After a brief introduction yesterday, I had a more in-depth look around Oslo today. The city did nothing to lessen its appeal & I like it more now than I did 24 hours ago. There is lots to do and see here. I did as much as I could in one day, which turned out to be quite a lot.

I started the day by paying a visit to the 1697 Oslo Cathedral.

Organ practice in Oslo Cathedral, Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

Organ practice in Oslo Cathedral, Oslo (map-pointer-icon), Norway. November 29th 2012.

I sat in the gallery and observed a very quiet session of Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament.

A chamber of Stortinget (Parliament) in Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

A chamber of Stortinget (Parliament). It was quiet. Very quiet. There were very few elected representatives in attendance. It seems like the country runs itself. Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

I ogled at the lavishly decorated interior of the Oslo Radhus (Town Hall).

The 1,500 square metre, 21 metre high Radhushallen (grand function room) of Oslo Radhus (Town Hall), Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

The 1,500 square metre, 21 metre high Radhushallen (grand function room) of Oslo Radhus (Town Hall), Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

I sat by the Oslo waterfront playing with late afternoon shadows.

Sunset silhouettes & shadows by the waterfront in Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

Sunset silhouettes & shadows by the waterfront in Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

I saw The Scream in The National Gallery.

The Scream by Edward Munch hanging in the National Gallery, Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

The Scream by Edward Munch hanging in the National Gallery, Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

And I took in the festive sights on the pedestrianised streets of central Oslo.

A festive look on Torggata, a pedestrianised street in central Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

A festive look on Torggata, a pedestrianised street in central Oslo, Norway. November 29th 2012.

I wish I had more time (& money) to hang around here which, I guess, is the best motivation to come back. But I don’t. Tomorrow I fly to Iceland. Needless to say that should be a highlight. Beyond that I don’t know what to say. Iceland. Tomorrow.

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