Friday, June 22, 2007

Weekend Picture Upload 5 - Oslo City Hall, Norway

This is the hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is given. In 1979 Mother Teresa (India, Kolkata) got the prize for poverty awareness campaigner (India); and this year Muhammad Yunus (মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস), (Bangladesh) got the Noble peace prize, here in Oslo City Hall. This hall is just in the harbour and the view is majestic. I like the shot, because the Seagull bird is looking like a white pigeon, which is considered as the emblem of peace in India.
Wikipedia describes, The Oslo City Hall houses the City Council, City administration, and art studios and galleries. The construction started in 1931, but was paused by the outbreak of World War II, before the official inauguration in 1950. Its characteristic architecture, artworks, and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony makes it one of Oslo's most famous buildings.
We met a Norwegian family, a couple with three sweet kids. By nature the Norwegians are very gentle and clam. I liked them, in my limited scope of interaction. Norway is considered as a peace loving country.
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9 comments:

Ananda Niyogi said...

Abaar Norway gechili naaki?

Ishwardeep Singh said...

seems like ur having fun in europe .. keep posting!!

Pijush said...

@Ananda, Na oi ekbar gechilam 2 bochor age, setar e romonthon cholche, ekbare ki ar sob kotha bola jay :-)

@Ishwardeep, Thanks for the comment, Europe is really enchanting.

Cuckoo said...

I was about to question the same as ananda has asked but got the answer from your reply to him. :)

Kalyan said...

Norway is a peaceful country indeed...some very well captured shots!

Pijush said...

@Cuckoo, I prefer to reply in the same language the comment is written, you understand Bengali :-)
Thats gr8.

@Kalyan, Thanks again

niki sato said...

goshhh the seagull is really cool in that shot!!

Cuckoo said...

My pleasure !

Sigma said...

Interesting sculptures ... and this place seems to be so full of them :-)