Of course Oslo, the capital of Norway and its largest city, is not perfect. No place of human habitation could be—humans being the most imperfect of all things alive. Oslo may be as close to perfect, in terms of livability, as an urban conglomerate can come however. I’ve spent a few days here and there around the city over the years and I choose to declare it perfect…with a few exceptions. Oslo… Read More

(This set of posts comprise an addendum for Time and Place 2015-16, accounting for previous travels and events.)  The Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland host a spectacular dance festival (Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform) every winter, highlighting contemporary dance that is uniquely Nordic. Both the festivals pictured below took place in the winter although I’m not sure the Norwegian one that Kristine Maltrud and I attended was part of… Read More

Sorry this post is out of order but everything is getting posted when I have a chance to organize the photos and think about the experience and be sure I get it in the blog-book to come. Frogner Park is the most wonderfully surreal and lushly gorgeous of any sculpture I’ve experienced. It’s one of my favorite places in Norway and in the world. One more time for your viewing pleasure… Frogner… Read More

Just a few images, one for each special thing of my last day in Norway for awhile. Tomorrow morning I take the fast train to Stockholm and now it is late and there is still a bit of packing. So pretty pictures for now.

Some days I’m a traveler, some days a tourist; today was the latter. It was the best a northern summer can offer—not too hot, not too cold…it was just right said the little old lady from Albuquerque. There was a whole lot of sun but it was a friendly sun making the sea all sparkly and warming us without baking us. Every trip has that first day you must figure out how… Read More

It is 7pm Tuesday evening, August 11, 2015. I’ve been nine days on the road—a very accommodating easy pleasant nine days…really I should call it nine days of visiting…and it has been among the most enjoyable times of my life. Still…being without my pajama-clad anti-social weekends has made me a little tired. Therefore I declare tomorrow hole-up-in-my-room day with only raisin-bread rolls, yogurt, instant coffee, Surfy my trusty tablet for maximum writing… Read More