Last Day in Norway

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August 19th 2019
Published: August 19th 2019
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Today was my last day in Oslo. I started the day by going out of the downtown area to see the Munch Museum. Edvard Munch is Norway’s most famous artist, best known for The Scream. The emoji that Apple uses for the word “scream” is derived from Munch’s painting. 😱Afterward I had lunch in the museum cafe and then came back to town so I could go on the tour of Norway’s (relatively) new opera house. It is an architectural wonder with a long sloping roof made of white marble that runs right down to the water. And it’s constructed so that people can walk all the way to the top. Inside there are three performance spaces and we got to go into the main hall. We also got to go back stage and we saw lighting technicians, seamstresses, and performers all going about their business. When the tour ended, I had just enough time to collect my suitcase and board the “ferry” to take me to Copenhagen. They call it a ferry, but it’s really more like a cruise ship and I am writing you now from my Commodore Class cabin on the 11th (top) deck. We left Oslo at 4:30 PM and will arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark tomorrow morning around 9 AM. Right now we are sailing down Oslo fjord and I’m enjoying the scenery along the way.

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