Posted by: virtualnothingness | April 8, 2007

A day out at Holmenkollen

To start my transformation towards becoming a proper Norwegian, I of course had to visit Holmenkollen. People here are crazy about winter sports, and many of the proudest moments in Norwegian skiing have occured in and around Holmenkollen.

As usual, I share some pictures for your astonishment and enjoyment:

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The chap who tries to look as proud as I do is some French colonel. Really no idea what he is doing at Holmenkollen. Nice moustache, though.

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The ski jump is majestic (and of course we took the lift up the tower for a spectacular view over the Oslo surroundings). The ski arena itself is about 400 meters above sea level. Here I will find the hills I so desperately need for my cycle training.

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I taught my godchild what to do if he encounters an angry bear.  

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This is for all of you who have been wondering what a close encounter with an elk would be like.

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Having accomplished the first grade in my education to become more Norwegian, I bravely look forward to spending the upcoming months in this strange and lovely country. At the moment it is snowing outside. Hope they get the same weather in Finland 😉

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