Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fall

Ken and I took a ride on the ferry out to a few islands in the Oslofjord. So beautiful!

We got off the ferry on Hovedøya, an island with a lot of pretty walking trails, and a couple of beaches we'll definitely have to hit up next summer.

The remnants of Hovedøya Abbey, a monastery built in 1147.

An insane amount of leaves, everywhere. Gorgeous.

Loved these colorful houses on Bleikøya, an island we passed on the way.

We've also been taking some walks around Oslo, of course. Here are a few goodies from the city...

Oslofjord on a cloudy day.

The ski jump at Holmenkollen, where they're holding the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2011. We should probably figure out how to get tickets. Seems like something that shouldn't be missed.

Fall foliage everywhere. Here is part of Akershus Fortress, built in the 1290s. A large portion of it is currently being renovated, so I can't get a good shot with all the scaffolding on the side. Cool though.

Hallo. Jeg heter Ken. Kan du hjelpe meg? Takk!

City Hall Square. This city has so many statues throughout. Love them.

The Nobel Peace Institute.

The Royal Palace.

Other Good Stuff:

Finding a Mexican restaurant.  Not great, but a bit of normalcy.

Vafler with raspberry jam and creme. My new favorite thing.

Revving up the fireplace at our new apartment. Our furniture isn't here yet, but I got a couple of chairs at IKEA so we can chill over there sometimes. It's a nice little vacation from our temporary housing (we are very grateful for our free temporary housing though!).