The D&O Diary’s European assignment continued this week with a stop for meetings in Oslo. On the flight to Oslo from Stockholm, it was clear from looking out the window that it had snowed overnight in Norway. Skies were clear and the sun was shining brightly when I made my way in to the city from the airport, but Oslo also was covered with a fresh layer of snow. The grounds of the Royal Palace, where the lilacs had been in bloom when I visited Oslo in May, were snow-covered, as shown in the accompanying picture.
Because of my meeting schedule, I only had a short time to walk around while in Oslo. Fortunately, the bright sunshine prevailed on my arrival day. All of the places I saw on this trip were sites I saw when I was here before. However, the snow covering transformed all of the sights. The combination of the white snow and the deep blue of the skies made for a visually striking scene.
In the late morning, a layer of frozen mist hung over Oslofjord.
It was a beautiful late fall day, but because of the season and the northern latitude, it began to get dark quite early. The sun actually set at 3:38 pm.
The primary reason for my visit to Oslo was to participate in meetings and an educational event there organized by RKH Specialty and Howden Insurance Brokers. I would like to thank Piers Davis of RKH for inviting me to participate in these events and for his colleagues Cecilia Ardell and Lianne Gras for helping to plan and organize this very successful event. The meetings really were enjoyable and interesting. I am grateful to RKH and Howden for inviting me to be a part of this event.
More pictures of Oslo (and some bonus pictures of London, below):
London Sunshine: I made a quick stop in London before heading home. I was fortunate to be able to enjoy an afternoon of crisp autumn sunshine while there. I enjoyed a brisk walk around Green Park and St. James’s Park. I also rented a bicycle and tooled around in Hyde Park for a couple of hours before the darkness gathered in the late afternoon. The weather can be and often is foul in London this time of year, but it is a great place to be when the weather is more congenial. In any event, the pleasant weather in London was quite a contrast to the snowy weather in Oslo!