Holmenkollen FIS World Cup Nordic

It's that time of year again. Snow is thick in the hills outside the city, looking almost exactly like the kind of tree limb-burdened winter scene people think of when they think of Norway. But the sun is up. Days are eleven and a half hours long already, and spring hasn't even begun. That's the magic. Sun on snow. And up on the hill, visible from deep within the city, is the curved launch of Holmenkollen's metal spine, Oslo's famous ski jump. 

oslo_holmenkollenskijump_bw.jpg

This weekend, the city will be swarming with people intent on Holmenkollen, competitors and spectators, excited about the Holmenkollen FIS World Cup Nordic.

In 2011, Jonathan spent several weeks in Oslo on his own before I could make the move, too. He was starting a new job, finding an apartment, doing all the boring, technical things one must do upon moving to a new city. In his spare time, he explored. I'm really proud of him. All alone, he went skiing, visited museums, hiked in the Oslomarka, and went up to watch the World Cup at Holmenkollen. Happily, he took lots of really terrific photos.

noricworldski11_oslo7.jpg

nordicworldski11_oslo6.jpg

nordicworldski11_oslo5.jpg nordicworldski11_oslo4.jpg

nordicworldski11_oslo8.jpg

nordicworldski11_oslo.jpg

nordicworldski11_oslo9.jpg

nordicworldski11_oslo3.jpg

nordicworldski_oslo2.jpg

We won't be able to join the throngs of flag-wavers this weekend because we're headed to Kvitfjell to do a little skiing of our own. Hope everyone has a wonderful time! Lykke til, Norge!

NEWS FLASH: Oslo is bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Any bets on whether or not Jonathan and I will still live in Oslo 9 years from now?

Categories

, , ,
|
blog comments powered by Disqus

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Audrey Camp published on March 13, 2013 12:48 PM.

Engebret Cafe: Oslo's Oldest Restaurant was the previous entry in this blog.

The Oslo Weekender: Walking Around Bygdøy is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.