There is something particularly interesting about seeing old images of places one has loved or lived. Johannes Flintsoe (1787-1870) has decorated one of the most famous parlours in the Royal palace in Oslo, fugleværelset. (Her Majesty the queen gives a short presentation of the parlour if you click here.)
Johannes Flintose is also represented in the collections of Nasjonalmuseum, including this coloured drawing of a house on Ballerud, a five minute walk from where we live today.
IMAGE: FRA BALLERUD, BY JOHANNES FLINTSOE, NASJONALMUSEUM OSLO