Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Canoe, Lake, Son...Sun
I love big cities for the stimulation, the cultural depth, the anonymity and (sometimes) the architecture - Vancouver and New York City appeal to me as North American examples. I also love the small town culture of Nelson, where I live and I love the natural world being so accessible. You?
Oslo where I live now sort of combine the continental big city feel with the small town air. It is a small capital and not too crowded. I can easily meet people I know by accident while shopping downtown. But I can also be anonymous to the world if I so wish.
Oslo is also surrounded by wilderness, so nature is close at hand. 20 minutes on the subway and you're on the doorstep to miles and miles of forest with lakes and wildlife. Depending on where you go, and how far you go, you can be alone with nature.
I have now lived here for 13 years, and can't see me moving for a while yet. Unless there's someone special dragging me abroad that is. To me, Oslo is the best place to live, even if it is a little expensive.
I'm basically a city girl but so grateful for the opportunity to enjoy nature at the cottage.
(thanks for visiting my blog...)
Speaking of pix, I just put up one I think you'll like quite a bit....
I love how you love your kids.
INgrid - come by for a paddle anytime!
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