THE OLD ARCHITECTURE OF OSLO (2017: Headlong into the past . . .

 |   |  1 min read

THE OLD ARCHITECTURE OF OSLO (2017: Headlong into the past . . .

Previously Elsewhere has offered a three-part series of images of the breathtaking and cutting edge -- but human-scale -- new architecture of Oslo, the capital of Norway.

But the city also has its older areas around the centre . . . although admittedly many buildings are undergoing gentrification because the new architecure has brought a younger demographic into those areas for the proximity to galleries, work, the shoreline and the many restaurants and cafes.

Oslo could be a working model for how to balance the old and the new.

They certainly aren't afraid of colour.

It is worth a look anyway.

old1

old2

old3

old4

old5

old6

old7

old8

old9

old10

old11

old12

Share It

Your Comments

Antonia Craig - Nov 21, 2017

Thanks for those photos Graham, haven't been there so good to see bits of Oslo. The Heritage colours people use in the European countries certainly suit the buildings. I forget which Queen it was in Austria who loved the colour mustard, she insisted her favourite buildings were painted that colour and they still are today!

post a comment

More from this section   Cultural Elsewhere articles index

HENRYK GORECKI, THE SORROWFUL SYMPHONY (1993): Capturing the spirit of the age, and marketing

HENRYK GORECKI, THE SORROWFUL SYMPHONY (1993): Capturing the spirit of the age, and marketing

When Billboard magazine – the bible of the international music industry – put classical music on its cover in September '92 with the heading “It’s Cool Again!” there... > Read more

OHMYNEWS: The Korean model of citizen journalism (2008)

OHMYNEWS: The Korean model of citizen journalism (2008)

The e-mail from Jean K. Min is clear, he tells me they are located in the Nuritkum Square Business Tower, “a huge futuristic building in the centre of Digital Media City, you cannot miss... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Easy Star All-Stars: Thrillah (Easy Star)

Easy Star All-Stars: Thrillah (Easy Star)

And of all the tributes to Michael Jackson, this might be the most expected. Easy Star All-Stars make a habit of taking classic rock and giving it the reggae/dub treatment (Beatles, Radiohead,... > Read more

Stonehenge, England: Everybody must get stoned

Stonehenge, England: Everybody must get stoned

A couple of years ago when Britain's English Heritage was again getting fretful over the increasing number of tourists arriving at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, a wag wrote a pithy one-liner to... > Read more