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one out of 5 divers
 

 

Monday morning 8am. Just about to wake up and start my day. Had planned to meet Gudny in Oslo and walk along the Aker river. Just had some stuff to take care of before I could leave.


At 9.30 was on my way. It was a beautiful morning and the day looked very promising indeed. I got a real clear indication to what laid ahead when I passed a boat harbor and the water was so still it looked like glass or a mirror. The reflection was just awesome.

I drove on to Mortensrud and met up with Gudny. We took the subway into town, instead of driving and having to look for – not only a parking space – but a free one as well! LOL...


We started at the beginning of Aker river.

divers heading into the river... pretty cool...
Or maybe the end, depending on how you view it. :o) The river is 8km long, so we had quite a walk ahead of us. But like I said, the weather was absolutely fantastic and we didn't mind at all being outdoors, getting some excersice and shooting a lot of pictures. The scenery along the river is great and the bird life, or at least the duck life, is amazing.


Starting at Grünerlokka, is starting at THE place in town where you could get drugs if you really want to. And I think that had it not been that we were walking around taking pictures, we would have been approached and asked to buy. The people hanging around here isn't exactly the kind of people you would want to get acquainted with. And I would not walk around this area alone at night..

As we began shooting our pictures, we got everything from sculptures, ducks splashing, piegeons flying, people in all walks of life and syringes just dropped at the spot from the drug addicts. Quite some contrasts you could say.

 

 

** to be continued**

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one out of 5 divers
one out of 5 divers
divers heading into the river... p…
divers heading into the river... …
wheaping willow..
wheaping willow..
its easy to see what kind of peop…
it's easy to see what kind of peo…
there were ducks along the entire …
there were ducks along the entire…
not sure what this is exactly, but…
not sure what this is exactly, bu…
someone had set a fire outside a k…
someone had set a fire outside a …
I thought this was quite neat...
I thought this was quite neat...
all the pigeons...
all the pigeons...
a swan couple was not what I expec…
a swan couple was not what I expe…
amazing birds
amazing birds
a little grooming
a little grooming
a lonely leaf floating along...
a lonely leaf floating along...
fancy sculpture thing on a wall ne…
fancy sculpture thing on a wall n…
you need a bed? Hahaha..
you need a bed? Hahaha..
the reflections were totally aweso…
the reflections were totally awes…
waterfalls along the way...
waterfalls along the way...
leafs gathering..
leafs gathering..
a little close up to get the detai…
a little close up to get the deta…
check out the reflection...
check out the reflection...
underwater leafs..
underwater leafs..
a small step into the river...
a small step into the river...
little duck grooming...
little duck grooming...
a shopping cart... what people thr…
a shopping cart... what people th…
a deer sculpture...
a deer sculpture...
a ray of sunshine
a ray of sunshine
cool murals...
cool murals...
and one more
and one more
looks like the tree was injured an…
looks like the tree was injured a…
I so loved this one..
I so loved this one..
a really cool mural
a really cool mural
an angel watching over the river
an angel watching over the river
and the in the dark waters lurks t…
and the in the dark waters lurks …
as I was to shoot this one, she sa…
as I was to shoot this one, she s…
there are lots of these wheaping w…
there are lots of these wheaping …
side of a bridge...
side of a bridge...
a cute little doggie...
a cute little doggie...
our trail...
our trail...
got an almost perfect pic of a spi…
got an almost perfect pic of a sp…
splashing around
splashing around
this is a really lucky shot.. but …
this is a really lucky shot.. but…
a birdhouse
a birdhouse
yet another cool waterfall.. I nev…
yet another cool waterfall.. I ne…
one of a few tunnels we walked thr…
one of a few tunnels we walked th…
have no idea what this is, but it …
have no idea what this is, but it…
can hardly see the windows..
can hardly see the windows..
the Factory girls
"the Factory girls"
isnt the reflection spectacular?
isn't the reflection spectacular?
window reflections...
window reflections...
sun reflecting on the water...
sun reflecting on the water...
and shining thru the trees...
and shining thru the trees...
its great that they have placed l…
it's great that they have placed …
between 2 leafs...
between 2 leafs...
taking a leak.. LMCAO...
taking a leak.. LMCAO...
a sculpture on a bridge..
a sculpture on a bridge..
and heres the one on the other si…
and here's the one on the other s…
it was such an amazing color blue..
it was such an amazing color blue..
lifes downside..
life's downside..
G with her cam...lol
G with her cam...lol
the forest wildhog? hahahaha..
the forest wildhog? hahahaha..
care for some wine? looks like som…
care for some wine? looks like so…
orange roses in bloom and its alm…
orange roses in bloom and it's al…
and yellow..
and yellow..
pink..
pink..
and dark red.. :o))
and dark red.. :o))
the norwegian liquor factory
the norwegian liquor factory
Oslo
photo by: sarahsan