Wednesday 21 November 2012

S is for...


When I was in Oslo in April of this year, I visited the 'Storting' or the Parliament. A lovely building smack bang in the center of Oslo. And because it was Saturday they had some guided tours going. It didn't cost anything, but there were only three of them that day. I managed to get on the second tour.

The first thing we had to do was go through security, leave bags and coats (but not cameras fortunately) and wait for the guide. She was a lovely young woman who spoke perfect English and since most people on the tour, including the Norwegians themselves, spoke good English, the tour was done in English and Norwegian was only used for one family with some young teens.

The former Upper House, no longer in use as such
We got to see the original constitution (yellowish photo), the Lower House (compare to House of Commons), the former Upper House (compare to House of Lords) and got explanations about kings, politics and the building itself.

It was a very interesting tour that gave a little insight into Norwegian politics. So, if you are ever in the area: try and take a tour (Saturdays only).

This is the letter S for ABC Wednesday. Why not join?


  1. We were thinking of you this morning. In fact, your name came up in conversation with a couple of Australian passengers on our cruise. They did a fjord cruise in Norway once, and it went up past the Arctic Circle. So of course we were thinking "Visit Mara, see the fjords, cross the Arctic Circle" etc.
    Of course we'd love to see you back in Alberta some day, too.
    Luv, K

  2. that's a nice bit of history and civics.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Bear With me...Glad you could take pictures♫♪


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