Oslo wrap up

After breakfast, which for our younger traveler is a jam slathered waffle which has just a hint of cardamom, we headed to out the Mathallen food hall for a perusal and quick lunch. We decided to choose Vulcanfisk because of the freshness of the seafood. We sampled sashimi and the gravlax salad.

After lunch we went in search of apples and juice for our travels. Interesting to note we have yet to see any organic produce of any kind and no organic juice. We found locally pressed juice which is unfiltered called Epleslang – It had a really interesting story which I encourage you to take moment to read about.

The purchase of French macarons followed from the Oslo chocolatier Sebastian Bruno

A brief foray into the art store across from Mathallen scored a new pen and a couple if tips on things my studio was lacking – a situation which now has been rectified.

Our next stop was a trendy shopping area called Grünerløkka. We were not that impressed but maybe we missed the best street? Our young explorer scored some raspberry sorbet as we walked around.

Our last stop was Akershus Slott the medieval fortress which has had many evolutions and overlooks the Oslo harbor. The tooled leatherwork on the chairs inside the castle was memorable – as were a few pieces of carved furniture. The view is worth the walk up but often cruise ships are docked just beneath the fortress obscuring the harbor view – today was the massive Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas.

A refreshment at the Bergshaven bakeri adjacent to The Thief netted cold water and a cream filled bun called Bergshaven Bolle.

A dinner of Limousin Beef at The Edge with a strange starter of caviar and asparagus which had virtually no taste. The steak made up for it – but it was seriously lacking.

Tomorrow is a travel day to Denmark…
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