Akershus Festning, Akershusstranda,
Oslo, Norway

Akershus Festning, Akershusstranda, Oslo, Norway

Time is what needs to be spent if you want to learn the layout of anywhere and my explorations of Oslo became a case in point. If I had been wanting to make a beeline for Akershus Festning, the roundabout route that I followed was not the one to use. There were other places to see so the fact that I had yet to realise that there was a direct way to Pipervika from my hotel or that Oslo's city hall, which is near there, is just a short distance from the city centre was immaterial. Both came to me later that day as I started to build a better mental picture of the place.

Finding viewpoints for decent photos is another activity that needs a spot of patience. As it happened, the above photo actually was made while I was starting out on an excursion around Oslofjord by boat. Being that little bit away from the shore allowed me to fit in what I wanted to include, and the boat was steady enough too. This was on a day of retracing steps and seeing places anew.

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