The first day we flew from Amsterdam to Oslo, the capital of Norway. We visited the "Radhuset", city hall, from the outside a rather dark brown brick building from 1950. For that time it was rather modern, but to me it looked not so inviting.
But the inside was a surprise, so huge and light with a marble floor and colourful decorations. This is the room where each year in December the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded.
We were allowed to walk free around in the city hall without any security. Norway is very laid back and it is
very pleasant not to pass all those guards and checks all the time. It is something you are not used to anymore.
The "Bystyresalen" where the 59 members of the city councel have their meetings.
Everywhere were decorations, even at the ceiling.
And above the entrance.
These decorations at the outside beside of the entrance were carved in wood.
From the inside you had a great look at the Oslofjord and some sculptures at the square. Norway has a lot of sculptures everwhere, I will show you later on.