Oslo - Norway, Scandinavia 2017.
Oslo is the capital and the most populous city in Norway. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.
It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. It was ranked number one in terms of quality of life among European large cities in the European Cities of
the Future 2012 report by fDi magazine. A survey conducted by ECA International in 2011 placed Oslo as the second most expensive city in the world for living expenses after Tokyo. In 2013
Oslo tied with the Australian city of Melbourne as the fourth most expensive city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s Worldwide Cost of Living study.
The City Hall where Nobel ceremorny is held anually.
with city history shown on lobby walls.
Oslo Downtown pedestrian area with The Royal Palace at the end of the road.
The Royal Palace with Royal Guard.
The Storting building is the seat of the Storting, the parliament of Norway.
Akershus Fortress is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. It has also been used as a royal residential palace and as a prison.
The Oslo Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway.
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A sod roof, or turf roof, is a traditional Scandinavian type of green roof covered with sod on top of several layers of birch bark on gently sloping wooden roof boards. Until the late 19th century, it was the most
common roof on rural log houses in Norway and large parts of the rest of Scandinavia.
A stave church is a medieval wooden Christian church building once common in north-western Europe. The name derives from the buildings' structure of post and lintel construction,a type of timber framing where
the load-bearing ore-pine posts are called stafr in Old Norse (stav in modern Norwegian). Two related church building types also named for their
structural elements, the post church and palisade church, are
often also called 'stave churches'.
Heddal stave church is a triple nave stave church and is Norway's largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century.