Cool’n crazy sights in Norway Nr. 9 Oslo’s Opera House
Think art and architecture. Think minimalist and modern. Think beautiful and bright. Think big and braille. Braille? Well, braille writing is covering the opera walls. Sure it is! Well, the architects say it’s old weaving patterns. Right. Not the slightest convinced, I read some of the braille aluminium dots myself.
The walls say: don’t touch the weaving patterns. Hm.
The Opera House uses up a lot of space and looks a bit like a space station in water.
Spaced out couple on the premises.
Because there is a lot of space, there is a bit of walking around. But pleasant. The white granite and white Italian marble is shiny and will lighten up any gloomy autumn days to come.
This is Kirsten Målfrid Flagstad. She was the famous Norwegian opera singer and a lot better looking than that statue of hers. And this is Tomek. Just as good looking as in the photo. The ramp design is a skater’s heaven, who are officially allowed to use some areas.
The marble reminded me of the huge white walls at the Taj Mahal. The Opera House, though, was not build for one beloved person one but for the masses loving classics. Hence the massive design. The opera was completed after four years in 2007 and looks sparkling new.
Once you have walked up the marble ramp, a panoramic view awaits you. Too bad, I am more into Tomek, than the view. To be fair, there is a tiny bit of view left to see, behind him.
Step inside to experience the coolness of modern architecture. The oak wood is supposed to bring some warmth to the crisp and cool inside. I thought the Opera House looked a bit like a glacier.
Even little rainbow here, tries to colour things up a bit.
Cold as steel. The cloakroom.
Behind the Star Trek wall are the toilets.
As we passed the main hall, there was some unexpected colour, on a huge shelf: peppy kids’ projects.
This is what adults create. Linus Elmes and Ludvig Löfgren created the foundation stone. It took two people to create this. The 21st century has its wondrous sides.
And this is what I found on our way to the Opera House.
Attractive people with dazzling headdress, like this woman, should be commissioned to design and decorate Opera Houses.
Inspiring. Next to the mysterious woman was another stunning picture.
And then, there was this. A nice example of WTF.
That thing will haunt you in your dreams. Quickly, check out another cool sight in Oslo, for peace of mind.