Recently, I was in Oslo, Norway. I was there for a gig but took the opportunity to take a bit of a break. It being Autumn the tress were turning and leaves were falling. I really liked the city and hope to return someday.

Yellow flutter

I love the contrast of the yellow leaves with the purple heather around the trunks

Heathers...

DEtail showing the purpleheather with a few leaves contrasting

Reflecting...

The night before there had been rain and winds. The lampost reflected in the puddle again with the leaves makes an interesting view.

Obos sykkel

The norwegian version of "Boris Bikes" these statiosn were all over the city and were a hugely popular way of getting around the city. The building in the background is the Norwegian Parliament.

Pigeons pecking...

The beds were all being planted with the purple heather this one hadn't been done yet but it had been turned over.

whoops..

Spotted!

Palace Gauard house

The royal palace parks were mostly open to the public apart from a few obvious exceptions as denoted by the ceremonial gurad posted alongside.

Duck Pond..

Again this is the rpyal palace park and I love the way the leaves are covering the surface of teh pond like snow...

Duck Pond..

The royal palace in the background. The fencline on the extreme right of the picture marks the only private part of the park.

Treewalk...

This path between tall trees only just on the turn offered a secluded walk to the theatre district. The palace is behind me.

Orange Snow

I really like the way the leaves behave like orange snow, gathering in corners and nooks.

Akershus Fortress

This is one of only 3 entries into the castle that overlooks Olso Harbour. The grounds are freely accesible to the public. The castrle itself holds the Norwegian Ministry of defence and has a full garrison.

National Dress

I spotted these ladies coming up the hill, there was to be a wedding in the castle. This is traditional ladies wear.

Time to think...

A solitary figure ignoring the crowds... and who can blame her?

Barracks...

The white building on the left are officer quaters. They look out onto the pond and concert stage.

Tree walk revisited

This is the same path that leads from the palace to the theatre. This time looking up towards the palace and at night. You can see it was pretty windy!

Royal Palace

This is the Royal palace seen through the trees as you approach along the path

The Royal Palace

A long exposure nighttime shot, which is why the two girls have ghosts.