Oslo Culture Clash – Weekly Travel Photo
Posted by Virtual Wayfarer
at March 29th
Today’s feature highlights an interesting cross-section of history. Snapped in the Oslo Fjord, it is of a small fisherman’s church (or shrine, I’m not sure which) situated on a tiny piece of rock. I took the photograph as our ferry passed it, steaming within a few meters of it and apparently quite confident that the rock didn’t reflect a submerged outcropping. I can only hope the model-sized church reflected a prayer and general tribute, and not a memorial to another vessel that wasn’t so careful, well informed, or lucky.
The ferry (more like a small cruise ship) was out of Copenhagen and proudly flying the old Danish colors. Something that no doubt annoys the Norwegians as much as acomplishes any regulatory requirements that may go with it.
If you find yourself on a boat navigating the Oslo Fjord in Norway, make sure to keep an eye open for this great little landmark. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and it ozzed its own sepecial charm.
Would you like to see previous Friday Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera.