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Scandinavian Summer

Soaking up northern sunshine and summer scenery--and for some, it’s a food feast alfresco--on Aker Pier in Oslo. Norway’s lively, cosmopolitan capital city is at the head of the 60-mile Oslo Fiord. (HAROLD HENDEN / Black Star for The Times)
Tiny drivers at a playground near Oslo Domkirke, the city’s cathedral. (HAROLD HENDEN / Black Star for The Times)
Cafe break at the boutique and market area of Basarhallene, an 1849 arcade. (HAROLD HENDEN / Black Star for The Times)
Traditionally clad docents at the Gol stave church, built about 1200. (HAROLD HENDEN / Black Star for The Times)
It doesn’t get any fresher than this: shrimp from a fisherman’s boat docked by Aker Pier, where Oslo folk embark on day trips around the fiord. (HAROLD HENDEN / Black Star for The Times)
Button browsing on Karl Johans gate, a pedestrian-only area filled with shoppers in downtown Oslo. (HAROLD HENDEN / Black Star for The Times)
The Fram Museum enshrines the little vessel that sailed the farthest north and south of any ship in its day. (HAROLD HENDEN / Black Star for The Times)
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