11 most popular Instagrams in January 2015

2017-11-16T11:31:16+00:0027 February 2015|Instagram, Seasonal, current, Travel photos|

Our 11 most popular Instagram photos last month are mostly of wintry Oslo, but not all. Here they are:

1. In Drammen, close to home, is an abandoned copper mine. Took me years to finally visit.


2. Love the blue hour in winter; this is the National Theatre in Oslo.

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Love the blue morning light this time of year. #norway

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3. Hopping south to Berlin for a bit, here’s the ruin of Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church).


4. Back in Oslo, Wenche Foss is a beloved Norwegian actress remembered here outside the National Theatre.

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Good morning from Oslo 😄

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5. Early morning outside the University of Oslo. Looks inviting, doesn’t it?

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9am, University of Oslo, law faculty.

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6. People rushing to work on a winter morning in Oslo.

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Yet another good morning from snowy Oslo 😄

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7. Back in Germany, we’re at Odeonplatz in Munich, site of the Hitlerputsch (attempted coup) in 1923.


8. And back in Oslo, this snowy lamp at blue hour made me think of Narnia.

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Early morning in …Narnia?

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9. Vaaghals is a relatively recent addition to Oslo’s restaurant scene, which will delight or challenge your taste buds with unusual flavours. How about puffed pork rinds in apple sauce? Slow-cooked veal tongue? Or grilled cucumber with seaweed? I played it safe with smoked salmon for a starter and baked plaice for mains. Delish!



10. A quick little detour to Thailand: I spotted this fishing boat off Koh Samui.

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Clouds over Koh Samui.

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11. Finally, as a hint of things to come it turns out, this is Dubai Airport’s shiny Terminal 1. Loads more from Dubai in February, I promise.

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  1. Arianwen 27 February 2015 at 1706 - Reply

    This is a really nice idea for a post! I can’t see the images though… 🙁

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 2 March 2015 at 1207 - Reply

      Sorry about that, Arianwen. It happens sometimes when I embed from Instagram – and only on some browsers. Very weird.

  2. Rahman @ Iran small Tours 27 February 2015 at 2144 - Reply

    I’ve been to Oslo two times and both in January for Reiseliv. Those images are familiar to me and I love to see them and remember the country which has got great people.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 2 March 2015 at 1208 - Reply

      A bit colder than Iran, I imagine. Glad you’ve enjoyed it here 🙂

  3. Marcia 1 March 2015 at 1726 - Reply

    Hi Sophie, I just read Arianwen’s comment — the photos took a while but eventually they loaded. That’s never happened before.
    Anyway, love the colors in the first photo and the Dubai bookend, also the moodiness in most of your other ones. You mean you passed up the veal tongue?

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 2 March 2015 at 1210 - Reply

      I remember my grandmother serving veal tongue, so it’s an old-time staple. And I think if you’re going to kill an animal, it makes sense to use as much of it as possible. I’m a bit squeamish about meats, though.

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