"The fjord city Oslo, capital of Norway" Oslo by ruffen
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Yes the TIGER city!!!!!
No, there have never ever been wild tigers living here.
There was a famous norwegian writer, Biørnstierne Biørnson, who in 1870 wrote a poem "Sidste sang" (= Last Song) abouth Oslo and how dangrous and crouel the big city it was. For the poor people comming from the countryside it might have been a crouel and damgerouse city to come to - but it ain't that anymore :-)
When Oslo celebrated its 1000 years aniversy in year 2000 there was a lot of TIGER statues placed around Rådhuset (our city hall).
One of them have survived and are no placed outside our main Railway Station at Jernbanetorget.
He is quite big, and "scares" both kids, dogs and people walking by. I can understan it, walking straight over the square in a rush and suddenly you are face to face with the tiger.
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***Open again 18'th of June 2005 for publicum after official opening and press conferance the 17'th of June 2005***
- - - - Both paintings are back at the museeum now :) sept 2006- - - -
There is a litle hole in one of them and some scratches to the other.
Both will be restored(? or what the name is) but first the police will take fingerprints of them.
Both will also be displayed for a SHORT time after the police is finished and before the paintings will be repaired. Both of them have to be displayed LAYING DOWN :))
Nop, no one knows when this lay-down-display will be.
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As of november 2004:
latest info for "Munch" museum - will not be opend untill June in 2005....
The paintings "Skriket" (the Scream) and "Madonna" was stolen in august 2004.
Nop, it wasn't me. I was in Istanbul and didn't understand when my Istanbul friends started to "laugh", pointing into the news paper and then looking at me... First I smiled "Hey, thats my neighbourhood" but the smile left my face quickly... Strange to see your neighbourhood at the news, both paper and telly, when your abroad.
Btw there is another painting of "Skriket" (another original - he painted 2) at our Nasjonalgalleriet (the National Gallery) here in Oslo.
Munch is very popular - unfortunately!
At the evening 6'th of March 3 Munch (1 painting & 2 litographies) was taken at a hotel at Jeløya outside Moss (1 hour by car from Oslo). They had to use cow-bar to get them off the walls, hope the paintings are ok. Total value was some milions NOK (a couple of hundred thousand USD).
Luckily all 3 paintings was saved in the evening the 7'th of March :-) ....at Kampen area, abouth 5 min walk from the Munch Museum in Oslo. Maybe the 9 burglars that have been taken can have some info concerning the big theft at the Museum of 22'nd of august 2004?
Those 3 paintings came back, only one with "minor" damages. All painting is now back on the walls in the hotel - extra bolted to the walls!!!
Friday 8'th of april 2005.
One thief is arrested. Non of the paintings are yet found.
Tuesday 12'th of april 2005.
Another thief is arrested ....... but still no paintings found.
Friday 22'nd of april 2005.
:) they have taken a third thief today..nahhh, still no paintings forund :(
Thursday 28'th of April
I don't belive the news today - The thieves have B U R N E D the paintings!!!!!! Can't be true!!!!! But apparently both the police searching in this case have this in their report and some other criminals in Oslo have said so...
What a loss!!!! I still hope this is not true....
Madonna and Skriket (Scream) have been B U R N E D..... Yes you read correct: B U R N E D .... :((((( I still hope that they are not burned.....
Wednesday 4'th of May;
the police have arrested the 4'th thief today.
No pictures are found, and despite the rumors that the paintings might have been burned the police are still hoping they find the paintings.
1'th of June, Oslo Government have decided to give an award of 2.000.000 NOK for information that leads to find the paintings.
3'rd of June. Fifth man arrested - and the poilice still thinks there are more thieves out there.
Here are VG news paper's special page with all articles regarding this robbery, but only a few articles in english.
And this is Aftenposten news paper's english page have more articles in english regarding this robbery :)
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