I flew out of Oslo to end my Norway stint, which meant I got one last day in the city. With my time there I visited to the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. It is a collection of buildings saved and relocated to the museum from all over the country, and it was an amazing way to look at the history of Norway. The buildings are grouped into mini communities based on time and location. Everything from 1600s farm buildings, to 1800s suburban houses, to 1900s apartments, to a stave church from the 1100s. By being able to see and walk around inside the structures, which have been dressed with period artifacts, you could get an amazing window into the lives of everyday people. Each new room transported you to a different time. I particularly liked comparing how kitchens evolved because I love food history in general.
There was some last wandering of the streets. I went back and re-shot one of my favorite pieces of street art from the trip thus far: an anit-neo-nazi graffiti. While walking back to my hostel one last time I happened to look across the street just in time to see a little statue on the sidewalk. It was a cast of the Fearless Girl statue that had originally appeared opposite the Charging Bull statue in New York City, which I had gone to photograph last year. "What are you doing here friend?" I literally said out loud as I crossed the street. There are apparently several casts of the statue on display in different cities. What a perfect coincidence to stumble upon it, made all the more sweet with the fact that I was currently a solo woman traveler. She gave me a little bit of silent encouragement and motivation. On to more travel!
kaitlin k walsh
Adventurer armed with a camera.