Throughout the busy weeks, we take time to step away from the studio and visit various locations and settings around the city. This has included trips to the Nobel Peace Museum, the Astrup Fearnley Museum, the Akershus Castle and the Norwegian Opera House. Last week our excursion started high atop a hillside 1400ft above Oslo to experience a traditional Norwegian meal at Frognerseteren. Built in the late 1800’s, this venue at the end of metro line #1, it is a renown spot for a good view, a traditional meal or a coffee and a sweet.
From here we traveled back down on the Metro a few stops to arrive at the infamous Holmenkollen ski jump and museum. This structure can be seen from many different vantage points around the city, including our daily walk to the studio.
The museum covered the history of skiing dating back 4000 years. There were many exhibits showcasing the history of the activity. the word ‘ski’ is an old Norwegian word that means ‘sticks of wood.’ It is pronounced “she” in Norwegian.
Unfortunately for us the elevator to the top of the jump was closed the day we went. However, the ski simulator was open and several more adventurous students opted to try it out.