Saturday, September 8, 2012

Elsewhere 2012.09.08: Our Saturday stroll around Sognsvann Lake

Elsewhere 2012.09.08:  Our Saturday stroll around Sognsvann Lake 

A short walk to the train, a short and scenic ride to the end of the line, another short walk, and we arrived at Sognsvann Lake.  We walked the 3.3 km around the shore and never were out of sight of other people; couples, families, runners, all ages.  It's clearly a much loved retreat from the city streets.  There are separate paths for bikers; where there are concrete sidewalks, away from the lakeside, we've seen people practicing their cross country skiing, wearing what look to me like oversized skateboards.

Coming and going on the train, we had brief glimpses of the fjords which surround Oslo.  It's also interesting to me to see what the "suburbs" look like:  small, tidy green backyards, shiny black tile roofs, lots of birches and evergreen trees.

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a little island

Anybody know what these rocks are called?  Stripey doesn't sound too scientific.

 I love the colors of the kiddos' jackets.

fashion photo shoot

You may have guessed that I love birches.

All tuckered out...


Michelle S. said...

I love birches too. I have a feeling it's because that is the tree we always posed in front of at Aunt Judy's! Beautiful pictures as always

Laura Grace Bordeaux said...

Thanks, Michelle! We had a beautiful birch in front of our home in St. Clair Shores, so I've always been partial to them...

Barbara Nagy said...

I love the little girl standing on the rock with her dog. Hope you are having as much fun as your photos suggest!