May 18 – Unveiling of the Statue of Christian Frederik

Pictures from May 18, when Queen Margrethe, King Harald and Queen Sonja came down to the parliament to unveil the statue of Christian Frederik.

Since I had not got good pictures of the royals the day before, I got a decent enough spot at this unveiling. At least enough to photograph the arrival.


Pictures from May 17 in Oslo

I’m so incredibly late with this – but here are some pictures from my May 17 celebration in Oslo:

I didn’t discover until way too late that you had to have tickets (free tickets, but still you had to apply to get them) to stand in the area just in front of the palace.

That’s why the royals are just tiny stick figures on my pictures. I could see them quite well, and spotted Princess Astrid sitting in the window next to the balcony. Queen Margrethe also made an appearance in that window at some point.

But I figure that the rest of the day was pretty good despite that. We were fortunate enough to have amazing weather. I got sunburned. I ate ice cream. A pretty good day.

The day before I was kind of bummed that I hadn’t brought my national costume with me to Oslo when I returned from Easter Break, but the heat of the day and given the fact that my national costume is wool and linen and heavy and black…  I was super happy to be rocking a light summer dress instead.

It was a good national day, and it was a nice celebration of the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution.