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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2017 - 12:08pm PT

Kongsvinger this weekend

Kongsvinger
Kongsvinger
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Kongsvinger
Kongsvinger
Credit: Marlow
Kongsvinger library
Kongsvinger library
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Kongsvinger
Kongsvinger
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2017 - 12:19pm PT

Kongsvinger

Kongsvinger
Kongsvinger
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Kongsvinger
Kongsvinger
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2017 - 09:15am PT

Old Finnish knife
Old Finnish knife
Old Finnish knife
Old Finnish knife
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2017 - 12:32pm PT

The Christmas Revels
The Christmas Revels
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2017 - 12:45pm PT

Hotel Kalevala
Hotel Kalevala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diPDFHxBBZ8
Hotel Kalevala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diPDFHxBBZ8
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2017 - 06:29am PT

Finnskogen 24.12.2017

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Credit: Marlow
The woods never far away
The woods never far away
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Credit: Marlow
Beaver building
Beaver building
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Water and nimble feet...
Water and nimble feet...
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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 26, 2017 - 10:59am PT
So little snow? Hasn’t Oslo gotten a lot more than that already?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2017 - 11:01am PT

Even less in Oslo right now. It's raining...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 26, 2017 - 11:28am PT
😩 KLISTER!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2017 - 01:04pm PT

Yes, klister eller rulleski ^^^^
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2017 - 11:51am PT

Two of Norway's oldest wooden buildings:

Vindlausloftet, Eidsborg in Telemark. Built in the 1130s.

Vindlausloftet &#40;1130s&#41; right
Vindlausloftet (1130s) right

Finneloftet, Finne farm, Gullfjordungen at Voss. Built in the 1290s.

Finneloftet &#40;1290s&#41;
Finneloftet (1290s)
Credit: Wikipedia
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2018 - 01:18pm PT

Norway has had different capitals:
 Nidaros 997-1016 (today the name is Trondheim)
 Borg 1016-1028 (today the name is Sarpsborg)
 Nidaros 1028-1217 (Trondheim)
 Bjørgvin 1217-1314 (today the name is Bergen)
 Oslo 1314-1536
 Copenhagen 1536-1814 (Norway was a part of Denmark)
 Christiania 1814-1877 (today the name is Oslo)
 Kristiania 1877-1924 (Christiania renamed)
 Oslo 1924-

Reilly earlier mentioned Oddvar who was from a little village outside Bergen. Here's some old Bergen photos. I think they are from a period of about 50 years, starting in the 1880s and ending in the 1930s. The last black and white postcard could be even younger - from the 1950s/-60s.

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Credit: Marlow
Bergen - Fiskebryggen 1908
Bergen - Fiskebryggen 1908
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Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow

And then a Vossabrud (bride from Voss), photo taken by the Persen sisters in Bergen, 1902.

Vossabrud 1902
Vossabrud 1902
Credit: Marlow
ionlyski

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Jan 2, 2018 - 04:18pm PT
Marlow,
Why were some of those cities names changed, like Trondheim and Bergen? So Christiania was known as Oslo in an even earlier time?

Thanks for posting,
Arne
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 2, 2018 - 04:44pm PT
And I’ve noticed they don’t call it Tyske Bryggen any more, just Bryggen.
I would have thought they would have stopped in 1945. Hva?
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jan 2, 2018 - 06:49pm PT
You forgot Stockholm/Kristiania among the capitals, 1814 -1905.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2018 - 09:37am PT

Ionlyski

Yes, Oslo was Oslo before it ever became Christiania from the Danish king Christian IV.

Nidaros is the oldest name for Trondheim. Nidaros is found in the Firenze-list of 1120 as Nithirosa.

Bjørgvin, is found as Bjargvin, Bjærgvin, Bergvin and with a latin way of writing as Biargina, Berginum, Bergæ. In a couple of original letters from 1349 one find the form Biørgvin and in another written source from 1343 Biørvin.


Reilly

That's right. The name was Tyskebryggen until the 25th of May 1945 when the name was officially changed to Bryggen.


Lollie

Yes, Norway and Sweden had a union. We usually count Kristiania as our capital during the union. More to come about Oslo.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2018 - 10:13am PT

Oslo around year 1900

Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Holmenkollen Turisthotell 1890-1895
Holmenkollen Turisthotell 1890-1895
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Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
The Union conference Norway Sweden, held in Frimurerlogen, Karlstad, S...
The Union conference Norway Sweden, held in Frimurerlogen, Karlstad, Sweden, Aug 1905
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Norway becoming independent in Oct 1905
Norway becoming independent in Oct 1905
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Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2018 - 10:26am PT

My great grandfather, Lauritz, were among the men who in 1905 waited at the border in case there would be a Swedish attack.

He was also one of the three men who built the school in Faldaasen at Finnskogen where a flag from the union between Norway and Sweden is kept.

Outside the school with the Norwegian-Swedish union flag
Outside the school with the Norwegian-Swedish union flag
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2018 - 10:37am PT

... all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether the summer clothe the general earth
With greenness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in icicles
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

ST Coleridge

Credit: Marlow
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jan 5, 2018 - 03:57pm PT

klister.

i met a girl from Oslo in a pub in London 30+ years ago. We spent afternoon and evening talking about the U.S. and Norway. My Southern triphthongization (look it up, i just learned the word) or drawl, made communication interesting especially as the night went on.

Back to klister, she kept saying that word repeatedly and giggling each time. The bartender, an English chap, knew the meaning, but neither would do more than laugh when i asked for a translation.

i stayed the night w her and had to leave to catch a train early the morning after, never to see her or hear from her again. I forgot the word due to the alcohol and fun. I had long given up trying to remember it. And Reilly posts it. (That's two for Reilly, crankloon and klister)

i just looked it up. i wish i could find that woman and tell her what i learned. i better post a pic, but it has nothing to do with klister or Norwegian Woods.
Old horse and dog fountain
Old horse and dog fountain
Credit: Tobia


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