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Happy Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17th to all Norwegians!Page Title Module
And on top of it all, (I don't know if you folks over there in the US have ever heard of it), Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest (Melody Grand Prix) in a contest of 42 countries and 25 in the finale tonight...!
Thank you, and yes..., I guess I will take some pictures on the 17th May
"IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"
Greetings from Singapore.
Happy National Day, (17de Mai). Hope the weather is good throughout the country today.
Congratulation with the Eurovision Melody Grand Prix win as well. Now Norway has made history, winning by the largest margin ever and having the most entries gaining Zero point earlier. (Life has its ups and downs)
The there is the other big Norwegian day tomorrow, known as "hangover day".
I wish all Norwegian CV members a speedy recovery.
A Very Happy 17 May to all my Norwegian CV friends.
Norwegians here in Edinburgh are also celebrating! I have to confess that I didn’t get up early enough this morning to get across to the other side of town and climb up our local “mountain”, called Arthur’s Seat, where Norwegian students will have planted a Norwegian flag on the summit!
Later in the day there is usually a procession along our main street – Princes street. It has a similarity to part of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo in having buildings on just one side and gardens on the other. They stop the traffic to allow the Norwegians to have a procession along it! But not this year. Edinburgh is like a big chaotic building site at the moment because of the work in connection with re-introducing a tram route through the centre. (Actually this opportunity is being used to replace all the utilities – old water mains, gas, electricity – and the work will take at least another year to complete.)
So the Norwegians will gather in another place in the Old Town, and then later there will be games for children in the gardens, speeches, a dinner in the evening, and so on all day long.
Perhaps I will catch up with some of the celebrations later and take some photos, but if not I will at least find one from a previous year for the Celebration theme of the photo competition!
and congratulations also to winning the Eurovision Song Contest, a beautiful song.
The 17th May in Oslo- that is my biggest dream to come one day to Oslo and to stand before the Royal Palace. Dreams are there to become reality someday, maybe it works sometime ... I wish you all in Norway a happy day!!!
Wonderful images from all.... now, I guess the Captain will have to walk the plank for not posting these images before now... but they were just 'forgotten' (so very unlike me to forget something like this)...
Hopefully, I'll be able to hold my breath for the whole keelhauling... or maybe nobody even noticed that I posted these a bit late...
Finnmarken in Geiranger:
Not sure which one...:
In Trondheim: Nordlys on south I remember:
And in Honningsvåg, Lofoten came in WITHOUT the decoration flags...
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