One of the most idyllic places in the city is close to my home, Kuba bridge (Cuba in Google) in the Grünerløkka area. Even though it’s a short, little bridge, it has a large influence on the surroundings. It stretches itself across Akerselva connecting the famous place called “Kuba” which originally was a park established back in 1928 on both sides of the river. The bridge offers an idyllic part of Oslo-life giving the opportunity to watch the river closely as it runs quickly down towards the Vulkan area. Sometimes we come here to feed the ducks that like to play along the riverbed, while others are trying their fishing luck. Rumour has it that you could actually fetch a small one.
The bridge is protected by this amazing large tree which stretches its long, generous branches over the bridge to offer a shield from any kinds of weather conditions, whether it’s the sun, rain, or snow. The tree is also lit, so in the evening it stands out as jewelry, itself bringing life to the bridge crossing. During the summertime, you will see people hanging around in the park in all areas with the bridge as the center of attention bringing people back and forth in their everyday life.