Walk down the streets of an unknown city alone that you know only from the postcards, photos or movies is so great from time to time. It can clear you head. Unknown place is not burdened by history or memories. You enjoy it few hours, maybe day or two, it depends on the heaviness of the thoughts and on the taste to observe and perceive. Walk down the streets of an unknown city with the one which is the closest to your heart, is unbelievably liberating and relaxing. You know that the heaviness of attention is not only on you shoulders. You know you will experience more and you will also see much more because four eyes are can see more and two heads are better able to perceive.
It happens to us completely normally that one of us observes a completely different thing than the other. But we show it to each other and we discover more and more even we go through the same street again and again third day in a row. Hand in hand, together..sometimes I stop and stare at him as the silhouette of his face is changing in the afternoon sun, while he observes the surroundings and his eyes are looking for the beauty of Parisian attics and roofs.
The same situation was in Oslo too. Beside the modern district named Akker Brygge, which is right next to the ocean and where dominate glass, sharp edges and minimalistic architecture, we visited very cozy part of the city named Grünerløkka. Tight streets, picturesque wood-paneled houses, small terraces calling for sipping morning coffee and squinting into the harsh Scandinavian sunlight. We walk down very steep street Telthusbakken and because of all the beauty, we also walk it up. The panorama of calm Oslo, falling leaves and chilly norwegian morning. All of this we enjoyed to the fullest, perceive the atmosphere around us, observing carefree faces of local people.
parka Gate | sweater Primark | jeans Bershka | sneakers New Balance | sunglasses Ray-Ban | watch Komono
coat H&M | jumper Native Youth (Michael’s) | jeans H&M | sneakers New Balance | sunglasses Ray-Ban | watch Casio
Oslo, Norway and whole Scandinavia charmed us. Many times, lying in bed at home, we visualize life in Norway. Dark winter months, long and awkward names of streets, swimming in the cold ocean, electric car parked infront of the house, clean and easygoing lifestyle. This is our imagination… And maybe, once it will be reality. Everything is possible =)
Text: Mes Hommes
Photos by: our lovely Sindy.