Friday, April 13, 2007

Sights of Oslo - off the beaten track

Vår Frelsers gravlund (Cemetery of Our Saviour)

In the middle of Oslo you find Vår Frelsers Gravlund. This large cemetery goes back 200 years to 1808, and has, since 1903, been used as an honorary graveyard for distinguished figures within Norwegian culture and politics.

I love to walk through this green lung with my friend Ketil Zahl on our walks every Sunday and as he pass the grave of the famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, he never miss his greeting to the old master. "Vær hilset, Maestro Ibsen - be greeted, Maestro Ibsen."

It is nothing morbid to call this a great sight, but it is definetely off the beaten track, at least for international tourists.

See the names of some of the famous figures that is buried on Vår Frelsers gravlund.

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