#WhenInNorway : Please Walk On The Roof

So I was totally planning on posting about this sooner (i.e. last week!), but was completely sidetracked by a home decor project/job that I have to have done by mid-next week! Yeah, wish me luck, haha.


Anyway, let’s get back to the beauty that was and is Oslo, Norway. If you read my previous post about my trip, then you know that the Oslo Opera House was one of my top five sights to see and experience in the city. I guess the best way I could describe it is that it’s one part art installation, one part arts complex for public use. The Opera House is truly remarkable, in its design and intended function, because it encourages people to use and experience the entire space, almost completely by design, both inside and out, and from street level to rooftop.

Yes, rooftop. When was the last time you were in any way encouraged to utilize a building’s rooftop? Likely never, right? I know that’s been the case for me, at least. Sure, there are those more luxe apartment buildings that have turned their rooftops into lounges for their residents, but in order to experience them, you’re probably going to have to spend a pretty penny (in rent and fees) or know someone there who already does. Aside from those complexes, however, most places are likely going to tell you – via a lovely red and white sign on the “roof access” door – to not access the roof under any circumstances. It’s pretty much illegal, and truly a buzzkill, if you ask me.

Good thing that’s not the case at Oslo Opera House ;), where you can pretty much walk, climb, and sit anywhere your heart desires. Seriously, scroll through and check it out for yourself! And while you’re at it, check out what my friends Malene & Maggie and I wore while checking out this architectural masterpiece