The Oslo Opera House (Norwegian: Operahuset)

The Oslo Opera House (Norwegian: Operahuset) is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord. It is operated by Statsbygg, the government agency which manages property for the Norwegian government. The structure contains 1,100 rooms in a total area of 38,500 m2 (414,000 sq ft). The main auditorium seats 1,364 and two other performance spaces can seat 200 and 400. The main stage is 16 m (52 ft) wide and 40 m (130 ft) deep. The angled exterior surfaces of the building are covered with marble from Carrara, Italy and white granite and make it appear to rise from the water. It is the largest cultural building constructed in Norway since Nidarosdomen was completed circa 1300.

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Gwen

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Gwen Burnett
Fictional character
Ashley “Gwen” Alexis Burnett is a fictional character on Wakii’s television series If I Stay Trilogy, portrayed by Keira Knightley. The character’s appearance is often compared to Natalie Portman. Wikipedia
Played by: Keira Knightley
Spouse(s): Gilbert Colossi (m. 2017; div. 2021); Joe Rother (m. 2021)
Creator: Zannnie
Last appearance: “Eyes behind the Leaves” (5.8)
Notable aliases: Ashley Gwendolyn (maiden name), MORE
Significant other: Gilbert Colossi

Gwen Burnett

Ashley “Gwen” Alexis Burnett [1] (formerly Burnett) is a fictional character on Wakii’s television series  If I Stay Trilogy, portrayed by Keira Knightley. The character’s appearance is often compared to Natalie Portman.[2]

  • Casting and character development
  • Fictional character biography
    • 2.1 Backstory
    • 2.2 Season one
    • 2.3 Season two
    • 2.4 Season three
    • 2.5 Season four
    • 2.6 Season five
    • 2.7 Season six
    • 2.8 Season seven
  • Reception
    • 3.1Awards and nominations
  • References
  • 5
Youth
Married life
A New Husband
Family
Clothing/Fashion Style

Eyes behind the Leaves 

If I Stay Trilogy Episode
As Proxima prepares for its 40th anniversary party, the bosses in California drop a bombshell to Gilbert; Miss Powell’s troubled sister pays a visit to her and Gilbert; Gwen stumbles onto her husband’s secrets.
Show: If I Stay Trilogy
Season number: 5
Episode number: 8
Air date: TBC October 18, 2019
Previous episode: Prime Mates
Next episode: Cloister X

Accept Everything.

Listen
Seein’ you got ritualistic
Plans in my soul of addiction for now
‘Cause I’m fallin’ apart, yeah
Tension
Between us just like picket fences
You got issues that I won’t mention for now
‘Cause we’re fallin’ apart
Passionate from miles away
Passive with the things you say
Passin’ up on my old ways
I can’t blame you no, no
Passionate from miles away
Passive with the things you say
Passin’ up on my old ways
I can’t blame you no, no
Listen
Hard at buildin’ trust from a distance
I think we should rule out commitment for now
‘Cause we’re fallin’ apart
Leavin’
You’re just doin’ that to get even
Don’t pick up the pieces, just leave it for now
They keep fallin’ apart
Passionate from miles away
Passive with the things you say
Passin’ up on my old ways
I can’t blame you no, no
Passionate from miles away
Passive with the things you say
Passin’ up on my old ways
I can’t blame you no, no
Trying to think of the right thing to say
Songwriters: Aubrey Graham / Nana Bediako Rogues / Noah Shebib
Passionfruit lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
This song’s title is ‘Passionfruit’. I wonder why Drake or Aubrey Graham or the other two songwriters Nana and Noah agree with using this. Not that I object or anything. I’m just wondering. I liked that the song is catchy and I like the beats. It is also pretty straightforward. Somehow as I listen, I feel it has a deeper historical context to it. Like about a long distance relationship. Some trust issues.

At times, being together not miles apart also need to build trust. It can be by being best of friends. Or by revealing your past. No matter what happens, always tell the truth and hide nothing. Talk through with a positive mind and always demonstrate acceptance instead of rejection. Accept EVERYTHING  – about him.

We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cologne, Germany

We made a road trip from Budapest, Hungary to Cologne, Germany

Cathedral, Cologne, Germany

My husband said that Germany is a very big country, I was expecting a higher level of efficiency on the super highways at some point. The roads to Germany was in fact wet as it was raining along the entire way. Crossing Austria, we made our way to Cologne. We were planning to first head to Helmond in the Netherlands and finally Amsterdam.

Nurmberg, Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road

About the traffic jams which are kilometres and hours of wait, I couldn’t help but to mention this and to prepare any of you who are planning to use their super highways.

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road

Their motor ways has literally ‘NO speed limit‘ when the leftmost lane allows vehicles to ‘fly’ at 180 km/h or more!! Not exaggerating at all. Some cars are even speeding at 200 km/h, ask me how does it feel? Well, it was pretty exciting!

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road

Quite a surprise was the quality of the roads. An Australian exchange student, Lana was sharing with us about her road trip stories. Surprisingly, not Germany is having the best roads. The only good about driving across Germany is the maturity of the drivers who gradually slows down altogether seeing the need to observe the speed limitation. That makes you feel good in a way.

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road

It is also pretty interesting to observe the things other drivers transport with them across the highways. You name it: from private motor vehicles

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road: Bridge

…to private boats

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road
…to splashy motor vehicles

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road
to…

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road

to manufactured automobiles…

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road

to agricultural vehicles…
Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road

Quite funny to see these different things in the day, in a certain way they are good signs of the vibrancy of the economy. At night, there is almost a pitch black with lights of the other approaching vehicles in the opposite direction. In the day, I found the trees rather unique. In Rome, there are trees with shapes of the leaves on its top and a long stem following that. In Germany, their trees looks like this:

Trees along the German Highways

Rather tall, thin and lean. These colours passing you by at the speed of averagely 160km/h. A lot of them are these trees. They also have the christmas fir trees. Those are more beautiful and near the settles.

Germany to Budapest, Sights on the Road

Our ride was supposed to be about 12.5 hours from Amsterdam back to Budapest. However, due to the traffic jams, we arrived only in 20 hours!!! The lesson we learned is to not plan the arrival on a Friday. Somehow the traffic is heavier than normal.

It was good to start in the early hours like 2am. In the early morning, you can see the beautiful sunrise at 5:30am in Austria and have a breakfast while taking a little ‘Stretching’ break.

To drive in Germany, first you need to get a  Low Emission Zone emissions-control windscreen sticker from the TUV or from a TÜV partner establishment.

Environmental Badges Low Emission Zone

The way to arrange for it can be easier by ordering it online. It costs 5 Euros, but if you arrange for it to be delivered to you via postal services, it will be about 12 Euros. It is a regulatory offence if you drive in a low emission zone without the sticker and it shall costs 40 Euros.  If you possess a German driving licence you will additionally incur 1 point, which will be registered at the Federal Office of Motor Transport. So, you choose 🙂