Aker Brygge, from the townhall.
I was down in the city centre of Oslo Saturday, I arrived at Tjuvholmen and left from the same place. It's usually possible to get to and from there without plowing through sea ice.
This used to be a very industrial area, from 1854 to 1982 it was dominated by shipyards and engineering industry - Akers Mek employed more than a thousand employees here. In 1982 the production was shut down.
(full image - from wikimedia)
In a highly successful planned gentrification process, the industrial area was remade into an exclusive area with shopping, restaurants, tourism, offices and apartments.
The pedestrian ferries to and from Nesodden lands here.
This is the main entrance, and one of the few places open for car traffic. In this circle there are usually some few taxis waiting for assigments.
The word "saboteur" is usually a quite negatively charged word - but the saboteurs of the second world war are generally regarded as heroes. This is a memorial of the Pelle group. This particular group was lead by a communist, due to the cold war they never got the recognition they deserved, unlike the saboteurs with direct English backing.
The clock would be signalling the start and end of breaks as well as the start and end of the workday. When the bell was ringing, the workers still had three minutes to get prepared, get to the work area and stamp in.
Lekteren (The Barge) is a permanently moored floating outdoor restaurant - and hence the ship is also staying there permanently.
It says "kills and sail - 30 minutes" on the sign, meaning that one can stay there for free for thirty minutes, typically for picking up or leaving crew, family members or guests. Those boats have been staying there for very much more than 30 minutes!
Aker Brygge Marina is the only dedicated guest harbour we have in Oslo - though it is often quite filled up with permanent residents! It's very expensive to stay there as a guest, though if you can't find an employee accepting payment it's free anyway - and in the winter time they can be pretty hard to find! (I once did a best effort, having guests staying in the harbour - called them several times even, trying to get an appointment, but in the end we didn't get to pay and we didn't get to do our laundry).
Despite the area being quite exclusive and expensive (with some of the highest square feet prices in all of Oslo for the apartments), living here in the marina winter time can be quite affordable.
In the channels there are also guest places, for boats being low enough to pass the bridges. This stub (as we can see from the old photo above, this "stub" was used as a dry-dock back in the industrial age) is frozen, but the others were open, some of the places were even with bubbles (a trick to keep harbours free of ice - install some leaky tubes at some metres depth and blow air through them - the bubbles will cause water circulation, which again will prevent the sea from freezing) - however, only one single boat (except my dhingy) was observed on the inside of the bridges. There was an automat for paying the harbour due, and it was NOK 240 for 24 hours. I did not pay, no way I'm going to pay that much for leaving a dhingy behind for some few hours in the middle of the winter.
Having passed that bridge, we've also left Aker Brygge for Tjuvholmen, this area was gentrified much later than Aker Brygge and has different owners. Here is an aerial photo from 1996 of Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen, before they remade Tjuvholmen.
And here is a more up-to-date aerial (from kart.gulesider.no):
The parking-turned-into-a-construction-site used to be the west side train station. They have only removed the last few hundred metres of rails, the rest of the abandoned line is used for parking trains afaik.
Originally there was one small island here - hence "Holmen" - but the areas have been filled out several times, and new channels have been made, so today "Tjuvholmen" consists of several small islands. When arriving Saturday morning, we came through the small channel going under the Astrup Fearnley museum to the right in the photo.
At the other side there is still some "industrial" harbour left (IPS).
I've been in this area several times, but never noticed until now that the royal yacht is moored up here.
(The photos are not in chronological order; this single photo was taken in the morning when I arrived here together with my 7 yro son)
Finally, leaving from Tjuvholmen ...
There are also quite some photos of Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen in my Oslo downtown #2-post.
All photos (and more) available at IPFS QmP7Zsdt8zwuDQ1TRqq2BF1ajURXXKj2k3c7Miuph6xtvT, CC by-sa 4.0 license applies.