Oslo: Day Two, and A Surprise
The following pictures show some of the beautiful buildings in downtown Oslo.
There was more to see and do in Oslo than we had time for. We decided to pass on the Munch Museum; having seen "The Scream" pictured many times, we didn't feel the need to see the real thing. It was more important to us to visit the Nobel Peace Museum which had a very moving display about the life of women in Afghanistan and a second important display about the stress-filled lives of American soldiers serving in combat zones.
We spent several hours at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and some pictures of this most interesting village-museum combination follow.
A short boat ride and walk back to our hotel later, we were in a cab on our way to the designated pier.
Star Flyer is a very, very large sailboat. It is of the barkentine class, and distinctive in appearance with a couple of dozen sails. It is an imposing ship, dazzling to the eye as it pulls into port. As they say, "You can't miss it."
But we couldn't find it! Our cabbie assured us that we were at the right place, drove around a little further, and after a few nervous minutes we saw an improvised Star Clippers banner. But no ship.