Snow in Oslo, Sun in Bergen

[A look down the ski jump]
[old ski poles with different functions]
This weekend I went to Oslo to spend some time with Marius and his parents. When I arrived on Friday, Marius and I baked two loaves of cranberry walnut bread as a thank you for flying me out. Saturday morning we woke up to snow! It was snowing! What?! Marius started whistling "Deck the Halls" -- way too early!! We took a little day trip to Holmenkolen ski jump and went to the Ski museum. Nothing much to it, but when you're Norwegian all you think about is skiing all year, so the snow earlier that morning was quite fitting. Believe it or not, there is interesting history with skis; maybe I'm becoming more Norwegian now.

Sunday was another morning of a little snow, however, followed by rain. After looking at some apartments that  Marius wants to buy to rent out to students, we went to the new modern art museum in Oslo at Aker Brygge. There was a warning when you walk in: "Some of the exhibitions may be offensive." The beginning was regular modern "art" but what followed wasn't exactly offensive, but the more appropriate word was disturbing. A good portion of the "art" was pretty much porn.

[snow on the roof]
[Neat piece made from checks]
But all in all, a good weekend and a nice change of pace. Too bad it was actually nice in Bergen for once, but it has been ok the past couple of days. I have been taking the bike to and from my office at the IMR.

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