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Cool’n crazy sights in Norway Nr. 9 Oslo’s Opera House

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.

aluminum in a design by Løvaas & Wagle evoking old weaving patterns Opera House Oslo aluminum in a design by Løvaas & Wagle evoking old weaving patterns Opera House Oslo

 

The Opera House uses up a lot of space and looks a bit like a space station in water.

Opera House Oslo

 

Spaced out couple on the premises.

Opera House Oslo

 

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.

Opera House Oslo Opera House Oslo

 

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.

Kirsten Målfrid Flagstad Opera House Oslo Opera House Oslo

 

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.

Opera House Oslo

 

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.

Opera House Oslo

 

Got him.

Opera House Oslo

 

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.

inside Opera House Oslo

 

Even little rainbow here, tries to colour things up a bit.

rainbow inside Opera House Oslo rainbow inside Opera House Oslo

 

Cold as steel. The cloakroom.

cloakroom Opera House Oslo

 

Behind the Star Trek wall are the toilets.

 decoration by Olafur Eliasson in the foyer Opera House Oslo

 

As we passed the main hall, there was some unexpected colour, on a huge shelf: peppy kids’ projects.

kids' project Opera House Oslo

 

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.

Linus Elmes and Ludvig Löfgren, foundation stone Opera House Oslo

 

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.

beautiful woman picture near Oslo Opera

 

Inspiring. Next to the mysterious woman was another stunning picture.

beautiful woman picture near Oslo Opera

 

And then, there was this. A nice example of WTF.

Strange ugly sculpture near Oslo Opera

 

That thing will haunt you in your dreams. Quickly, check out another cool sight in Oslo, for peace of mind.

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