A nice thing
about Oslo is that most of the city is no city. I live in a
house not far from the geographical center of Oslo, yet
surrounded by forest. With me are two copies of my genes,
wrapped for the next generation, named Karianne and Steinar (see
below), their mother, a dog and a cat.
My home office
is in the northwest tower at the front of the picture (left).
From the tower we see a valley with a large lake and a handful
of farms (above). We see far away hills covered with pine trees, and,
from the top of the tower, a glimpse of the city and the Oslo fjord. In the winter it
all turns white.
garden we have a Shinto portal and a pavilion. The
portal is there to entice gods and other creatures to
come, and the pavilion to have a place to meet them.
rarely come to see me. This may be because mountains
tend to give me the more powerful religious experiences,
and even a small mountain would have problems passing
through the gate.