This made me curious as there are certainly buildings here for which that statement makes sense in my eyes, but which ones were you thinking about? Residential areas, or some of the new fancy concrete giants in the city centre?
Well, art is art, but I really don't know what they were thinking with that new Munch museum. It looks like it's covered with road railing. The opera house on the other hand, I think looks quite cool and don't get any associations to communism or Soviet architecture.Well said, concrete is the word. Take for example the area around Central Station. Opera, Munch museum and the statue of Mother would classify as Communist buildings /monuments, imo. Also some residential “concrete” buildings in the port, as below.
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I need more time to process what I felt about Norway. Strong & contradictory feelings. And I certainly should do a road trip, especially West coast and inland to live its magic.
Well, art is art, but I really don't know what they were thinking with that new Munch museum. It looks like it's covered with road railing. The opera house on the other hand, I think looks quite cool and don't get any associations to communism or Soviet architecture.
Around the Central Station - were you thinking of that big ugly mastodont housing the bus terminal (just north of the station, away from the sea)? It has been named "ugliest building in Oslo" and I wouldn't disagree.
Funnily enough, these apartment buildings you have photoed there are probably quite new and expensive.
But there is - and has been for years - an ongoing debate about all these new glass-and-concrete boxes popping up, often side by side with older, more friendly looking buildings. I don't think it's possible to single out a style that identifies the city.
This explains that you were thinking of Communism while I was not - when I hear that word I think of the Soviet Union and in this context, building style associated with that era. Hence the mention of the bus terminal building and the concrete giants (namely the Munch museum and the new National Museum).boy, do they look like the those middle to upper class developments in China.
I guess you explored different parts of the city centre. In and around the parade street (Karl Johans gate, from the central station to the royal palace) you have a more traditional city look and feel.I don't remember a whole lot of concrete blocks of buildings about Oslo, I remember it looking very traditional!
In case you've been worried sick, I got the necessary info meanwhile.Anyone here into Strohmandeln and / or Kosakeln? There are some details re announcing and scoring I'm obviously too dumb to figure out from the Wiki articles.