What is Oslo known for?

architectural influence

. Christian Heinrich Grosch, one of the first architects educated completely within Norway, designed the original building for the Oslo Stock Exchange (1826–1828), the local branch of the Bank of Norway (1828), Christiania Theatre (1836–1837), and the first campus for the University of Oslo (1841–1856). For the university buildings, he sought the assistance of the renowned German architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. German architectural influence persisted in Norway, and many wooden buildings followed the principles of Neoclassicism. In Oslo, the German architect Alexis de Chateauneuf designed Trefoldighetskirken (Trefoldighetskirken (Oslo)), the first neo-gothic church, completed by von Hanno in 1858. A number of landmark buildings, particularly in Oslo, were built in the Functionalist (functionalism (architecture)) style (better known in the US and Britain as Modernist), the first being Skansen restaurant (1925–1927) by Lars Backer, demolished in 1970. Backer also designed the restaurant at Ekeberg, which opened in 1929. Kunstnernes Hus art gallery by Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas (1930) still shows the influence of the preceding classicist trend of the 1920s. The redevelopment of Oslo Airport (Gardermoen) (by the Aviaplan consortium) at Gardermoen, which opened in 1998, was Norway's largest construction project to date. File:Oslo Skyline.jpg Oslo Harbor File:Grand Central Station Oslo Norway photo D Ramey Logan.jpg Grand Central Station at night File:Oslo Opera House seen from Langkaia.JPG The Opera house File:Akershus festning.jpg Akershus fortress File:Frognerkilen - 2011-09-07 at 21-36-46.jpg Fort Oslo Marina File:Oslo Sentralstasjon.JPG Jernbanetorget File:Aker Brygge (with City Hall).jpg Aker brygge File:Astrup Fearnley 009.JPG The art gallery of Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo File:Bydel_Bjerke,_Linderud_%26_Veitvet_fra_Kalbakken.jpg Bjerke, a high populated urban area with high population density of 3,100 km2 File:Bjorvika mars2013.JPG The skyline of Oslo. Politics and government WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo

family time

Regatta , held annually at the end of August over three days on the River Dart. Celebration across the country *In Oslo, children from all the city's schools gather to parade past the Royal Palace, where they and the Royal Family (Norwegian Royal Family) exchange waves and greetings. *In the municipality of Asker, outside Oslo, the children gather outside the residence of the throne heir at Skaugum Estate in the morning (giving the Prince and his family time to attend

sporting celebrity

at skiing, and then followed her older brother Leif to take up figure skating. As a girl, Henie was also a nationally ranked tennis player and a skilled swimmer (swimming (sport)) and equestrienne (equestrianism). Once Henie began serious training as a figure skater, her formal schooling ended. She was educated by tutors, and her father hired the best experts in the world, including the famous Russian ballerina Tamara Karsavina, to transform his daughter into a sporting

celebrity. ''Sonja Henie utdypning'' (Store norske leksikon) Henie was diagnosed with leukemia in the mid-1960s. She died of the disease at age 57 in 1969 during a flight from Paris to Oslo. Obituary: "Sonja Henie" ''New York Times.'' October 13, 1969. Considered by many as one of the greatest figure skaters

line created

. The population decreased until 1910, when the railroad (Rail transport in Norway) from Oslo to Trondheim via Dovre (the Dovrebanen line) created employment and opened the area for tourism. In 1952, the first ski lift opened, and with further expansions Oppdal now offers one of Norway's largest downhill network. Transportation The town is served by the railway (rail transport) line Rørosbanen at Røros Station and Røros Airport both have a scheduled service to Oslo. The Rv30 road connects south to Tynset and northwest down the Gaula valley (Gauldal) towards Trondheim. There is also the RV705 road going north to Selbu and Stjørdal, and the road Rv31 going east to Sweden. Bodø is the location of the only police academy in Norway (Norwegian Police University College) outside Oslo. The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority is situated in Bodø, as is the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Northern Norway. The Norwegian Armed Forces headquarters for North Norway is located at Reitan, east of the city. SB Nordlandsbuss has its headquarter in Bodø, as does Bodø Energi and Nordlandsbanken. European route E6 crosses through the municipality using three bridges: Skjomen Bridge, Beisfjord Bridge, and Rombak Bridge. Narvik is served by two airports: the small Narvik Airport, Framnes just outside the city centre has a short runway and is served by De Havilland DHC-8 100 aircraft with regular flights to Bodø. The larger and more capable Harstad Narvik Airport, Evenes is WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo

brand based

(WF) **Oslo - Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (KF, SK, OV, WF) ''HUB'' **Rørvik - Rørvik Airport, Ryum (WF) '''WeSC''' (We are the Superlative Conspiracy), or We as it is casually known, is a Swedish (Sweden) clothing brand, based mainly on skateboarding influences and style. Founded in 2003, it has quickly become one of Sweden's most popular brands, within Sweden as well as internationally. WeSC has their own stores in among other places Tokyo, Aspen (Aspen,_Colorado), Beverly Hills, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Athens, Oslo, Montreal and New York, as well as being sold in a large number of other cities summit is easily climbed from Sjodalen valley either from Hindsæter Mountain Lodge, which is the longer route, or from the Russa Sjoa confluence. Both ways the route will start in low birch forest and gradually enter long talus slopes and plains with many snow patches in the summer. In the winter, the summit is easily reahed, but one should be very wary about the proximity of the northern wall, falling 500 m into Nautgarden. From Hindsæter the rest of the summits in the massif is also reached on a rather long day hike. The views are enormous. There are no peaks in southern and eastern direction reaching higher than 1,850 metres, and you see almost all of the eastern Oppland highlands. Theoretically you can see the hills north of Oslo, but it might be difficult to discern them. Snøhetta, the Rondane mountain range and all the mountains of Valdres, like Bitihorn can be seen from this summit. To the west many of the summits in Jotunheimen can be admired - most prominent among them from this vantage point - Glittertind, the distant neighbor to the northwest He is particularly noted as a great interpreter of large Romantic (Romantic music) works, for his performances of opera, in particular the operas of Berlioz, as well as of Baroque music. Nelson regularly conducts in virtually all the major cities throughout the world. In America (United States) he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston (Boston Symphony), Chicago (Chicago Symphony), Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Symphony), San Francisco (San Francisco Symphony), Dallas (Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and Cleveland (Cleveland Orchestra). In Latin America he has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra (Costa Rica) and the National Symphony Choir. "Hito memorable. El concierto significó un acontecimiento trascendental". ''La Nación'', 15 June 2009 In Europe, with all the London orchestras, Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhaus (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra), Orchestre de Paris, the orchestras of Cologne (WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne), Stuttgart (Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra), Rotterdam (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra), Oslo, and Stockholm (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra). Personal life Hambro was born in Kristiania (Oslo) as a son of the politician C. J. Hambro (1885–1964) and his wife Gudrun Grieg (1881–1943). WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo

metal years

a total of 89 passengers, crash within minutes of each other after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, leaving no survivors. Authorities suspect suicide attacks by rebels from Chechnya to be the cause of the crashes. Death metal years The band that would become Darkthrone formed in late 1986 in Kolbotn, a small suburb of Oslo. They were a death metal band by the name of '''Black Death''' whose members were Gylve Nagell, Ivar Enger and Anders

world published

his own recognizance after his attorney, Morris Hillquit, promised to make him available at the Federal Building the next day. His papers were not returned to him until seven months later in November 1918. thumb right 250px Cover of the 1922 German edition of ''10 Days That Shook The World,'' published by the Comintern in Hamburg.'' (File:Reed-tendays-1922.jpg) Indicted for sedition and hoping to secure Comintern backing for the CLP, he fled from America in early October on board a Scandinavian frigate by means of a forged passport, working his way to Bergen as a stoker. Given shore leave, he disappeared to Kristiania (Oslo), crossed into Sweden on October 22, passed through Finland and made his way to Moscow by train. In the cold winter of 1919-1920, he traveled in the region around Moscow, observing factories, communes, and villages; filling notebooks; and carrying on an affair with a Russian woman. Homberger, p. 210 His feelings about the revolution were now ambiguous: on the one hand, he told Emma Goldman, who had recently arrived aboard ''Buford'' (USAT Buford) and especially complained about the Cheka, that the enemies of the revolution deserved their fate. However, he suggested that she see Angelica Balabanoff, a critic of the current situation, indicating he wanted Goldman to hear the other side. Homberger, pp. 202-3 The '''1952 Winter Olympics''', officially known as the '''VI Olympic Winter Games''', took place in Oslo, Norway, from 14 to 25 February 1952. Discussions about Oslo hosting the Winter Olympic Games began as early as 1935; the city wanted to host the 1948 Games (1948 Winter Olympics), but World War II made that impossible. Instead, Oslo won the right to host the 1952 Games in a contest that included Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy and Lake Placid (Lake Placid, New York) in the United States. All of the venues were in Oslo's metropolitan area except for the alpine skiing (Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics) events, which were held at Norefjell, WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo

literary study

: the culture and politics of literary study, 1750-1900'' (1992) pp. 78–9; Google Books. and finally in Christiania (Oslo) (now Oslo). In Norway he knew Ludvig Kristensen Daa and Henrik Wergeland; he wrote about the country in ''Norway and the Norwegians'' (1840). Carl John Birch Burchard, ''Norwegian Life and Literature; English accounts and views, especially in the 19th century

metal version

album The Black Halo. *2007 - Therion release Gothic Kabbalah and tour worldwide on their 20th anniversary. Getting more deeply involved working with the doom metal version of a rock opera with Opera Diabolicus. - 1913 (1913 European Figure Skating Championships) WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo

critically successful

;ref name 7yearInterview Up until that point, the company had only developed offline video games for consoles (Video game console), including the critically successful ''Speed Punks (Speed Freaks)'' for the PlayStation.


name Oslo coatofarms Oslo komm.svg county Oslo idnumber 0301 '''Oslo''' ( ) is the capital and the most populous city (List of towns and cities in Norway) in Norway. Oslo constitutes both a county (Counties of Norway) and a municipality (Municipalities of Norway).

Founded around 1000 AD, and established a "kaupstad" or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III (Harald III of Norway), the city was elevated to a bishopric (diocese of Oslo) in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V (Haakon V of Norway) around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 (Kalmar Union) and again from 1536 to 1814 (Denmark–Norway) and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 (Union between Sweden and Norway) reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Castle during the reign of King Christian IV (Christian IV of Norway) and renamed '''Christiania''' in his honour. It was established as a municipality (List of municipalities of Norway) (''formannskapsdistrikt'') on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as '''Kristiania''' from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored.

Oslo is the economic (Economy of Norway) and governmental (Politics of Norway) 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. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.

Oslo is considered a global city and ranked "Beta World City" in studies performed by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008.

As of January 2014 the city of Oslo has a population of 634,000.

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