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

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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.

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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!

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