The image of Munch of a solitary figure with your back to a sunset turbulent, with completely open mouth and hands on both sides of a bulging forehead, constitutes one of the most popular paintings in the world. However, the Oslo today would be unrecognizable to the artist who inspired so much anguish. The cry (already recovered after being stolen in 1994) could symbolize the alienation and isolation of modern life, but for Munich represented a backlash against a nineteenth-century, overcrowded and plagued with Oslo of a Dickensian of open sewers and tuberculosis misery. According to rumors, the painter was drinking before having his apocalyptic vision. I doubt that he would only drink which caused this great painting.
Today, Oslo is a model of cleaning, prosperity and efficiency, as clean as the Keith Jarrett piano sound in one of their sessions recorded in the city. People who get bored easily and like that of stimulating and dynamic cities may end up understanding what Munch saw. The truth is that the Norwegians are naturist by nature, and not builders of cities: are big lovers of nature and nudity. Oslo is surrounded by forests, lakes and mountains that attract constantly and irresistible to their citizens. In the long days of summer, the city virtually empty, and as preferred activities are given a few walks and talk without clothes. During the long, dark winter, Oslo residents enjoy the carefree and intimate evenings in which it baby, be skiing and is something so typical practice in the area as ski jumping. There exalts the figure of Holmenkollen, built for the 1952 Olympics, trampoline and that is one of the strangest monuments of the horizon of Oslo. The own Oslo Fjord is full of Islands business men retire to that during the weekend or which are held meetings after which can seal the signing of a contract with a quick bath in leathers.