December 2001 Norway Trip
We took many photos during our 18 days in Norway. As this was a winter and holiday trip, we did not try to visit the regular tourist and scenic sites (see the photos from our Summer 2000 trip for those). Many of our photos taken on this trip are of family, friends, food, holiday decorations and local landscapes.
One visual image that stands out in our memory of Norway during the Christmas season is the holiday light fixture pictured above. This "7 arma Lysestake" (also called "candle arch" by manufacturer Markslöjd or "7 cup Candelabra" by Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts & Foods) was seen lit in the window of practically every home and business and in many windows in many homes. We brought 2 home with us.
Click on these "7 light" buttons below to access our photo albums:
Enlarged Photo Sampler - 27 photos selected to give you a brief overview.
Our flight and 1st evening in Stavanger - Thurs/Fri., Dec. 13/14 - 12 photos.
Day 2, Part 1 - Stavanger views, Rogaland Art Museum, tour to Sola, coastal, Kleppe, Fosseikeland and Sandnes areas south of Stavanger - Sat., Dec. 15 - 24 photos
Day 2, Part 2 - Evening in Stavanger - street scenes, holiday lights - 12 photos - Sat., Dec. 15.
Day 3 - "Julegrøten" (traditional Christmas lunch of porridge) following Sunday Meeting for Worship of the Stavanger Society of Friends (Quakers) - Sun., Dec. 16
Day 3 - Stavanger to Slogvik Home & "Slooper Suite" - Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001
Day 4 - "Cows to Concert" - Frosty Slogvik farm views while looking for cows, Visit from Knut of Odda, Hanne Krogh Concert & Dinner at Lillian & Roy's, Haugesund - Mon. Dec. 17, 2001
Day 5 - "Easy day" - Slogvik Sunrise/Sunset, Fiskerens Venn, Visit to Laura's House - Tues., Dec. 18, 2001
Day 6 - Bjoland & Steinbu farms; Tysvær History Group - Wed., Dec. 19, 2001
Day 7 - Snow on Slogvik - Meeting with Tysvær Cultural Officer, Ingvar Frøyland, at Aksdal -Thurs., Dec. 20, 2001
Day 8 - New Wheel Rims - 2nd World War Museum, Førdesfjorden - "bauta" stones - Tysvær Sweaters - "Julekantaten" or Christmas Cantata, Avaldsnes Church, Karmøy - Fri., Dec. 21, 2001 - revised
Day 9 - Breakfast at Laura's - Shopping at Aksdal & Haugesund - Ellen home - Askeland Cousins - Sat., Dec. 22, 2001
Day 10 - Snowy drive to Hervik - visit with Signy Hettervik - Dinner with Nils Olaf Østrem - Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001
Day 11 - Christmas Eve Day & Evening on the Slogvik Farm - Monday, Dec. 24, 2001
Day 12 - Peaceful Christmas Day on the Slogvik Farm - Slogvik Neighbors join us for another Christmas feast - another history lesson - Tues., Dec. 25, 2001
Day 13 - Hike around Slogvik Farm (study of light, shapes & views) - Dinner at Steinbu Farm - Wed., Dec. 26, 2001
Day 14 - Nedstrand Ungdomshus Museum, part 1 - Vatland and Kirkebø Collections - Thurs., Dec. 27, 2001
Day 14 - Nedstrand Ungdomshus Museum, part 2 - Visit to Sigmar Myhre's Home - Skjoldastraumen Church - Cousin Ingrid comes for special dinner - Thurs., Dec. 27, 2001
Day 15 - NRK Rogaland TV Interview, including Slogvik Mill, Nils Stakland & Quaker Meeting House - Lunch & Shopping at Haugesund - Ebne Home on Karmøy for dinner - Fri., Dec. 28, 2001
Day 16 - Visit to Årvik Farm in Southern Tysvær - Sat., Dec. 29, 2001
Day 16 - Dinner at the Home of Sjur & Berit Slogvik - Slogvik Cousins - Sat., Dec. 29, 2001
Day 17 - Last day on the Slogvik farm - Walk to Neighbor's - Sun., Dec. 30, 2001
Day 18 - Leaving Slogviks and Norway - Flight Home - New Year's Eve., Mon., Dec. 31, 2001- plus: BONUS SLOGVIK PHOTOS
Well, these are our photos - now, please let us know what you think. Almost all photos presented here were taken with our trusty Olympus D-360L digital camera. For photo editing we used iPhoto Express. This is not "high end" equipment and we are not professionals. We hope you enjoy these ... and we invite your comments, questions and any corrections that might be needed.
We also invite you to visit our family's "Norwegian Sweater Collection" page
and the photo albums of the Slogvik visit to California, summer 2002.
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