Simplicity is the best way to describe the feeling when you walk toward the Royal Palace in central Oslo. And it is so refreshing.
There aren’t many royal palaces where you can get so close it feels like you could knock on the front door, and be invited in for tea. Of course, the guards are still stationed in front of the door to prevent that from happening.
The feeling as you walk down the gravel covered road is almost like you’re walking up to a friend’s house, albeit a friend with a very nice house. It was such an up close and personal feeling.
It’s refreshing that Norway can still do this. Though in a world of increasing threats and heightened security it makes me wonder…for how long.
Tradition still holds strong. You can see the changing of the guards daily at 1:30 pm.