Monday, May 20, 2013

A Belated Report


As you all know, Norway celebrated its National Day - the 17th of may, last Friday. For various reasons I have not had time to report on it on this blog, so here is a very short and very limited post.

We have in Bergen two parades that more or less walk in parallel, but in different directions. One is mostly for schoolchildren, and the other is mostly for adults (various organizations, teams, students etc etc.) The photos are mainly from the last one.


You can take part in many ways - you can walk by yourself ...


You can find a partner and dance along ...


You can march with a lot of other youths in one of Bergen's unique Buekorps ...


You can enjoy the ride on A Bicycle Built for Two ...


You can try to drive along on your MC on just one wheel ...


If you have a suitable veteran car you can use that ....


And afterwards you are probably thirsty and can quench that thirst in a suitable manner.

32 comments:

Malyss said...

A pretty way to discover Bergen streets! I like that a lot of people are wearing national costume;It seems to be a great moment of joy shared all together.
Belated Happy National Day!

Dina said...

I'm so happy to see how it's done in Bergen. What fun!

HansHB said...

Herlige bilder fra borgertoget!
Liker editen og!
Ha en super uke, Rune!
Vi har hatt fantastisk vær denne pinsa, fra 25 til 27 grader!
Håper det varer...

Anne said...

Tusen takk for at jeg fikk med meg litt av nasjonalfeiringen i Bergen også Rune :-)

Godt å se dere også hadde finvær :-)

Wenche said...

Så fine bilder fra 17 mai Rune :0)

Gerry Snape said...

what a marvellous day that was!...thankyou for the pics.

John said...

Looks like a good time was had by all.

Gunsside said...

Ser ut som en flott dag i Bergen, nydelige bilder :)

Banjo52 said...

A parade in any country . . . or so it appears. Hope you had a good time. By the way, every once in a while Bergen's hills are prominent in your photos, and they add a lot to an (appealing) sense of place, at least for me. Of course, driving them in winter would be another matter.

Irene said...

Utrolig flotte stemningsbilder ... nesten sånn at jeg får lyst til oppleve en 17. mai i Bergen!

Ha en fin uke, Rune!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Oh, what fun, Rune!! I do love your colorful captures! Wish I could be there in person, but your blog is the next best thing!!! Have a great week!

Kate said...

What a wonderful medley of photos to mark the occasion. This was celebrated all over the world, even in Minnesota. Come visit my blog to see Minnesota Norwegians!!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hey hey hey, seems you've got the same weather conditions as we had....at least I thought so untill I discovered you had SNOW.....in may. Brrrrr.....will the summer ever pop out after having such a short spring?

Thanks for sharing your beautiful images with us, enjoying them every single time I visit.
Wonderful hugs Dagmar

Becky Jerdee said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful pictures. We celebrated our son's birthday on Norway's National Day and had fun with Norwegian food and flags...even a little aquavit :)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente reportagem....
Cumprimentos

EriKa Napoletano said...

I was in Bergen 2 years ago I like very much your customs
Best regards from Italy

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

After all that walking, a beer would be great!

photographic-sketchbook said...

Belated Happy National Day! I've never been to Norway and love exploring it through your photos. Thanks for sharing.

imac said...

Fantastic show Rune my friend, and a beer to finish with - Im up for that lol
I celebrated to with a photo of the National dress,lol

truels said...

Tillykke emd dagen - Norge :-) Det ser festligt ud - I gør meget mere ud af denne dag end vi gør ved vores "Grundlovsdag" d. 5/6!

Mandy Southgate said...

What a lovely post! I love this glimpse into Norway's National Day celebrations! Great street photography!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I must confess, Rune, this is one of the better posts I have ever seen and it captures the country, the place and the people -- and that is something most of us, including me, seldom do. I do a bird picture or a picture of a dog and that is about all. I try to write something of interest but that is often not understood everywhere in the world. But you did "hit the nail on the head" with this nice post. Thanks for that and all of the lovely photos.

Viola said...

Utrolig flott beretning om vår glade nasjonaldag i form av bilder og ord! =) Jeg likte så veldig godt måten det første bildet var tatt på, med det flagget i forkant og dybden inn til den flotte bygningen! :)
Håper du hadde en finfin dag! :)

Haddock said...

That does it. Now Norway is on my list of "must visit places" especially when this carnival takes place :-)
Wonderful pictures.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think I would very much enjoy celebrating Norway's National Day in Bergen!

Valerie said...

I enjoyed the shots of your National Day but I am a bit puzzled by your new header ..

Ken Mac said...

mighty fine!

munchow said...

Flott stemningsrapport fra Bergen. Herlige bilder.

Birdman said...

The first and last images are my favorites. They capture the feeling.

Lew said...

Delightful celebration of your country! We celebrated our Memorial day quietly here at home.

Thanks for your comment about the storms. Here in our part of Maryland, the storms are nothing like hit Oklahoma recently with widespread devastation. Your country got a mention on the TV show Jeopardy today. The question was to name a language with a dialect "Bergen".

Tom said...

Hello my friend ... I do like this set of pictures and it's great to see a proud country flying their flags...
All the best to you. I will now catch up on more of your postings.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

It's those beautiful homes clinging to the hillside that have my attention. This is where you live?