On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.
You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.
For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.
Have a wonderful day and weekend folks – enjoy the pictures!
OK, it’s Friday. No grand finale for realbtl’s Ireland pix. That will be Tuesday; today is Friday, so you know that means otmar! And Monday we go elsewhere….
Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.
This is the second batch of pictures from Oslo.
We had a guided tour to Akershus fortress. This castle acted as the main stronghold of the Norwegian king for a long time. The English entry of Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akershus_Fortress) is short on detail, so try reading e.g. the German one ( https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festung_Akershus) for the full history of that site.
View from the harbor towards Akershus.
The gate on the north side.
Cannons on the bastion towards the sea.
View towards Oslofjord.
View towards city hall. (basically the reverse of the first picture)
Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.
Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.