“The axis of the earth…”

“…sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oslo, for many years, has been characterized as a charming city but lacking a distinguishable skyline.  It’s most prominent feature was its City Hall, or Oslo rådhus, a building with fewer characteristics of Scandinavian sleek design and instead resembling the institutional buildings of Eastern Europe from decades past.  Having said that, its eastern tower does feature 49-bell carillon which rings hourly.  All this changed of course when the groundbreaking and dazzling Opera House opened, immediately setting into motion the redevelopment of the waterfront into Aker Brygge and making the city a contender for urban development with careful consideration given to environmental concerns.

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