Friday, March 21, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Medieval Battle

The roof of Forsvarsmuseet at Akershus Festning, a brick building from 1860. And a medieval battle in front. I wonder which team owns that tank.

2014-03-16 - Medieval Battle

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Main building in the Langgaardsløkken public park at Briskeby, built in 1896 in Neo-Renaissance style (nyrenessansestil).

2014-03-15 - Langgaardsløkken

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lonely Fisherman

Lonely fisherman fishing in Oslofjord by a nice house near Fornebu. The rooftop of Oslo City Hall can be seen in the distance.


Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Afternoon Moon

Afternoon moon over Bakkehaugen Church, built in 1959 in functionalism style, architect Ove Bang.

2014-03-12 - Bakkehaugen Church

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Pig on the Roof

This building in Oslo has a pig painted on the roof! And it is visible when zooming in on a maps website (here pictured through Google Maps).

The building is called Chateau Neuf. Some cool information from Wikipedia:
  • Opened in 1973
  • Houses The Norwegian Students' Society (existing since 1813), whose personified patron and coat of arms symbol is 'His majesty The Golden Pig.'

Chateau Neuf
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The building from outside:

2013-06-02 18.16.54

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Rooftop Tree

A tree on the roof of Pilestredet Park Studenthus.

2010-08-29 - Roof Tree

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Monday, March 10, 2014

Industrial Rooftops

Rooftops of old industrial buildings along Akerselva.

2014-03-10 - Akerselva

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Church Roof

The roof of Gamle Aker kirke, the oldest existing building in Oslo (circa 1100), built over an old silver mine from the Viking age.

2013-06-24 - Gamle Aker kirke

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Stable Roof

The roof of the stable for police horses in front of Akershus festning.

2013-06-14 - Police Horse

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Oslo Rooftops Top Instagram Photos - week 11

Here are the top liked and commented photos from @oslorooftops stream on Instagram. The reposted photos from the #oslorooftops pool were not considered yet (I need to figure out how to deal with the copyright issues - do I need to contact each person before posting on this website? But some people don't have contact information on their Instagram profiles).

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Imposing Rooftop

The imposing rooftop of Norges veterinærhøgskolen at Adamstuen, built in 1936 in neo-baroque style influenced by the neo-classicism of the 1920s, architect Bredo Greve. The school will be moved to Ås and integrated in NMBU (formerly UMB).

2014-02-13 - Oslo Architecture

Sources: Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Farm Rooftops

Farm rooftops around Maridalsvannet.

2012-09-07 - Farm

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Friday, March 7, 2014

Quick as Lightning

Quick as lightning roof climber.


Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Vækerø gård

Vækerø gård, built in 1880 in neo-gothic style, architect Heinrich Ernst Schirmer, formerly owned by the Løvenskiold family. Surrounded by a public park built in English style.

2013-12-21 - Vækerø gård

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


"THIS IS IT" sign on the top of Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Oslo National Academy of the Arts), created by Gardar Eide Einarsson in 2012, based on the letters from the planned but never realised "This Is It" series of concerts by Michael Jackson.

2012-09-17 - This Is It

Sources: Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Sunset Colors

Beautiful sky over Iladalen Church, consecrated in 1941, architect Ragnar Nilsen, with the altarpiece decorated by Per Vigeland, the son of Emanuel Vigeland.

2010-03-10 - Sunset Colors


Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Roof Snow

Beautiful Nordic neo-baroque (nordisk nybarokk) villa in St. Hanshaugen, on the street Vallegata.

2013-02-07 - House


Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Church Tower

The 80 m tall tower of Uranienborg Church, built in neo-gothic style and consecrated in 1886, with stained glass decorated by the artist Emanuel Vigeland.

2013-08-14 - Distant Cathedral

Source: Wikipedia

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Bird on the Roof

A bird on a roof on Snarøya (technically not in Oslo, but in the neighboring municipality Bærum).

2013-12-15 - Snarøya

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Rooftops Sunrise

September sunrise over Majorstuen rooftops.

2013-09-09 - Majorstuen Sunrise

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

English Style

English-style houses on Arendalsgata, built in 1914 as workers apartments for Myrens verksted, architects Morgenstierne & Eide.

2011-02-02 - English Houses


Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Oslo's Smallest Rooftop?

Oslo's smallest rooftop can be found in the forest.

2012-07-04 - Dausjøelva

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Foggy Rooftops

Oslo rooftops under fog. The imposing tower of Uranienborg Church can be seen in the distance.

2011-01-18 - Winter Fog

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Cupola Roof

Colosseum Kino in Oslo is the largest cinema in Northern Europe and the largest THX cinema in the world.

2011-07-13 - Harry Potter

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Oslo Sunset

Beautiful sunset in the end of January in Oslo, seen from the roof of Pilestredet Park Studenthus.

2011-01-31 - Winter Sunset

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Church Roof

The roof of Fagerborg kirke on a cold winter day.

2010-12-21 - Fagerborg Church

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

High Roof

View from the terrace of the old Opera Software office building.

2010-10-11 - Opera Terrace

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi

Lonely House

A lonely house seen from the roof of Pilestredet Park Studenthus.

2010-11-14 - Lonely House

Photo by Alexandru Stanoi