Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Elsewhere 2012.09.05: my little trip to Bygdøy

This dog was having a grand time swimming after sticks...the water is so beautifully clear, everywhere.sculpture, not Torso by Henry Moore...I'd love to know what this is...Huk Park, looking toward the waterHuk Park, looking south into the fjord(s)
enlarged, you can see little red & white cottagesa view from a little mound; enlarged, you can see 2 cruise ships"Torso" by Henry Moore

The Bygdøy penisula is well known to tourists and locals in Oslo; several of the most famous museums are found here: The Kon-Tiki, The Norsk Folkemuseum, The Vikingskiphuset, The Holocaust-senter, The Norsk Sjofarts-museum and the Fram Museum. I just wish I could get an invite to hang out on the Royal Farms...

In addition to the museums it's a very pleasant, quiet place to walk around, with older single family homes and more modern apartment blocks.

During the summer, a ferry runs from the main docks in downtown Oslo to Bygdøy. All year, it's easily accessible by bus, which also serves the peninsula itself; the end of it's loop is at Huk.

I went to Huk, a tiny park with two swimming beaches. I did not venture in... There is a Henry Moore Sculpture called "Torso", pictured here with optional bicycle.

There is another massive park called Kongeskogen, also with beach; haven't seen that yet.

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