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22. July 2011 in Oslo was, we thought, and as I've mentioned earlier, going to end up in the chronicles mainly as a very rainy day, based on the weather forecasts.
Other than that, it was just a lazy Friday in the period where a large number of Norwegians are having their summer holidays. I was back at work for two weeks. Having a small errand uptown, I took my lunch break - late, as I ended up having lots to do earlier - and travelled to Stortinget subway station. Due to the rain I didn't walk.
At the back of my mind, I had an idea of getting some nice illustration photos of people battling the heavy rain, so I brought the camera backpack. Having bought the book I was out to get, I took a few pics - but felt a bit disappointed, as the worst rain had ceased. This wasn't the kind of pouring rain I had envisioned.
This photo, showing the junction of Akersgata and Grensen, was taken
at 14:10 o'clock.
Again, due to the rain, I didn't take the route I normally do between here and my job, which is to walk past the government blocks - I headed for the subway instead.
I bought myself a falafel as a late lunch when I got back to work, consuming it at my desk. Shortly after I'd finished the food, there was a loud boom somewhere outside, like nothing I've heard before. I physically felt it.
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