Entries Tagged ‘Folk’

Tree House

Since the Viking age (at least) it was typical to have a layer of dirt on houses and buildings as the dirt insulated from the cold Winters and warm Summers.  Grass was grown on top so the dirt wouldn’t fall off and I guess to also beautify the building.  The Sami even mounded their houses […]

Folk Museums

folk-houseThe further ‘out of the way’ you go the more common it is to see folk cottages standing by the side of roads, along fjords or in a thicket of trees, minding their own business.

Ring Fingers

wedding-hands This custom is based on a spiritual commitment.

Singing in the Rain: Norwegian Folk Version

One day the weather girl must have been really bored:  Eli Kari Gjengedal is the weather presenter for TV2 in Norway. As this was a special day – it rained all over Norway – she sang the weather to us for the entire country including the sponsor message at the end, just to cheers us […]

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