Urban River Walk – Drammen, Norway

The small city of Drammen is less than an hour south of Oslo. Drammenselva, the river which runs through the city and out to the Drammensfjord – and finally to the outer Oslo Fjord – is a lovely place for a stroll. Of the bridges spanning the river, I found the modern Ypsilon Bru to be my favorite.

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This reflective sphere, besides being an art installation, is a “riverharp”. The sounds of the river are amplified and delivered to the listener.
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A close view of the Ypsilon bridge
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Red chairs rest up for their lively evening ahead
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Looking up at the suspension cables of the bridge
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Shhh, do not disturb. Someone is having a relaxing sunbathe.
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Not many yet, but there is a modest group of love locks on the bridge
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A sculptural fountain next to the river is also spherically shaped.
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Pedestrians on the Ypsilon bridge
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Another look at the pillars holding the suspension cables of the bridge – heavy lifting
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A parked train at the Drammen train station
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A view of Ypsilon from downriver
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The twin of the riverharp sits on the opposite side of the river

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