Entries Tagged ‘People’

Our King

We often stop off at the King’s Park on our walks to the city. Its a good place to rest before shopping or the hike back up the mountain. In the summer the garden beds gleam with colourful flowers and many bridal parties have their photos taken in the park. The first time we sat […]

Nidaros Cathedral: The Symbol of a Nation

Nidarosdomen (Nidaros Cathedral) stands tall and proud near the mouth of the Nidelva river in Trondheim, Norway. It owes its name to Trondheim’s medieval town which was called after the river: ‘Nid’ and ‘os’ (meaning river mouth). Nidarosdomen has all the stats to impress (biggest this, oldest that, and most ‘northernest’) but that is not […]

My Little Hålogaland?

Updated 23 october 2008 – A Federal Republic Updated 26 november 2008 – Final Chapter? (see below) When Tromsø was denied its bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, it seemed to open some old wounds between Northern and Southern Norway. One Northerner felt enough was enough and decided to take matters into his own hands. […]

How Norway Became a Country: In Love and Folklore

haraldharfagre.jpgHow Norway became a country is shrouded in mystery and folklore. The most well known tale is of Harald Hårfagre who gathered the small kingdoms of the north into a unified nation in 872AD – and of course, this story is about love.

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