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Oslo at Home (take 1)

A quick glimpse of my home in Oslo: the Living Room.

Oslo House
Couch and Audrey Hepburn

Oslo House

Oslo House
Allllll social science texts.

Oslo House
A touch of Wisconsin farmland.

Oslo House
Huge fiction selection too… and my favorite: the woodstove.

First fire, cozy Sunday
Woodstove in action a couple weeks ago.

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(Wow, this is getting out of control! I’ve been here since August, almost exactly a month! So here’s the final installment and some catch up…)

… And then I got on several planes and with a quick stop over in Atlanta for a work meeting I arrived in…

Welcome to Oslo!

OSLO!

I’ll be here through the winter to work on a chapter of my dissertation. It’s so fantastic to do all of this globe trotting for work! Of course there are a few minuses to go with the plusses (both of which I’ll detail as things go along), but all-in-all I’m super happy and excited to be here!

One thing you might have guessed, a fall/winter in Oslo means being away from Wooter for an extended period… AGAIN. Well, we’ve arranged for monthly visits and since Wout cannot help his awesomeness, he’s already booked one last minute weekend. So far, that all adds up to us seeing each other 4 out of 6 of my first weekends here. (The math may seem fuzzy there, but I’ll sort it out in the next post, promise.)

But back to the timeline… I arrived in Oslo on a Wednesday and Wouter arrived Thursday evening and we spent that first weekend exploring the city. I’d visited Oslo once before, but it was only a quick, 1-day stopover before launching into Norway in a Nutshell. There were loads of things left unexplored and Wouter and I definitely put a dent in the list. So enough yapping… on to some photos! (Click to see larger images/info; see the whole set on Flickr.)

Wouter & the Olsofjord Oslo Rådhus (City Hall), hideously awesome. Public Art: (S)LAUGHTER

Vigeland Sculpture Park Vigeland Sculpture Park Vigeland Sculpture Park Even the statues are impressed! Vigeland Sculpture Park Look, she's got a bum knee too! Inside the Oslo Opera House Inside the Oslo Opera House Oslo Opera House Oslo Opera House

Oslo Opera House

Welcome to Oslo!

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About 4 weeks ago Wouter and I packed up my car, sold or donated everything that wouldn’t fit, and started driving east from Wisconsin…

The Big Move! (Leaving Madison) Goodbye Home!

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