Friday, August 14, 2009

A Pink Evening Purse and Norwegian Experience

Saturday is my day of commitment. I hope I never run out of sights to show. Saturday is when I take you all sightseeing. I hope you all can join and take us sightseeing too! If you do, I will have Mr. Linky ready below.
Saturday is also Pink Day. At first, I wasn't sure if I could join because I really do not have a lot of pinks around but then I thought of checking my purse cabinet. I should have a pink one since this shopaholic has all colors, LOL! Sure enough, I have some and let me show you my favorite one.
Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at Please visit her blog to see what pink item she is sharing today and then check out the other participants' pink items too.
Here is the pink leather and satin purse I used for my daughter Tina's wedding a few years ago. I have no idea who Charles David is but he must design cute purses.
See the pink rhinestones?
Hope you enjoyed my pink contribution for this week.

Now, it's time to go sightseeing.

Let's explore Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway. The 80 acres park features 212 bronze and granite sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland. I will show you a few here. All the sculptures are in the nude.

This is the main entrance. Aren't those gates gorgeous?
LOL! I just had to do this!
Marvelous sculptures!
The Monolith is meant to represent man’s desire to become closer with the spiritual and divine. It portrays a feeling of togetherness as the human figures embrace one another as they are carried toward salvation. It is at the highest point in the park.
I thought this was very interesting.
so serene!
The Fountains: Portraying children and skeletons in the arms of giant trees, the Fountain suggests that from death comes new life.
Maybe you have had enough of naked sculptures, so let's go visit Holmenkollen, which is famous for its enormous ski jump that can be seen from just about everywhere in Oslo. Touring with me on this trip were my sister Tess, my nephew and his family. Here is my big sister but she is really tinier than me.
She sure knows how to pose. I hope she does not break the troll's nose.
Looks like the troll's nose is a favorite handle. LOL!
You can even try this ski simulator and try the ski jump.
Now, these old houses really fascinated me. Notice the grass growing on their roofs? They intentionally let the grass grow there to give the home extra insulation during cold season. You might be curious how they mow the grass. They don't, instead they let their goats go up there to eat the grass when it has overgrown

They baked the bread in the fireplace and it was yummy!
According to Wikipedia, a Stave church is a medieval wooden church with a post and beam construction related to timber framing. The wall frames are filled with vertical planks.
Below is a Stave Church. I believe it is the oldest one in Oslo.
inside the Stave Church My nephew's daughter, Kristin and my sis posing with Norwegian guys.
We also visited an old school house.
Here is the interior.
Of course we can't go to Norway without visiting a Viking Museum. There were 3 burial ships that were amazingly well preserved by the blue clay surrounding them, considering that they date back to the 9th century. They were found buried on farms in the late 1800's to early 1900's. This is one of them.

If you want to join Sightseeing Saturday, please enter your name and permalink below. I can't wait to go traveling with you.

Thank you very much for going on a tour with me.
Thanks, Beverly for another sweet Pink Saturday!


MoziEsmé said...

Ahh - Norway! We were there about 13 years ago! Same naked statues in that park. We went to the ski spot, too. And I loved how it stayed light so late!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love love LOVE that pink purse!! And thanks for taking us on such a wonderful journey thru Norway. You & the sculptures are just too funny!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Regina said...

Wow Christine. These are wonderful. Thanks for the tour and for sharing your awesome photos.
Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

The pink purse sure is cute :-)

love the different statues lined. And how funny are you imitating one LOL And that ball of little children together . . .

Norway sure looks interesting. Like the house with grass roof :-)


marty39 said...

Christine, you have visited the most interesting places, and you have the greatest photos. I always enjoy these posts from you so much. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

KBeau said...

I need to put Norway on my list of places to visit. Thanks for the tour.

Sares said...

That was a great tour! The sculpture park was amazing. The Europeans know how to do statues! Te trolls were pretty cute too. Love the grass roofs, the schoolhouse and the old viking ship too. I can't believe they survived this long! Happy Pink Day, the purse is beautiful too!

Cindy J. said...

Christine you are such a fortunate person.. to be able to travel the world.. loved this! Have you shared Denmark and Sweeden already? That is where my husband's family is from..always wanted to go there. Have a great weekend, do you have your company already? My goodness girl, I never saw anyone work as hard as you do..truly amazing. Love your pink purse too. Love, Cindy

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a sweet Pink Saturday blog post! Sadly, every Saturday for the past few weeks it has been raining in northern Michigan. So, this day always brings a little sunshine my way. Thanks so much for the treat!

♥Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend♥

Shirley said...

I so enjoyed your photos, especially of Norway. Those sculptures are amazing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Cindy said...

Great Post Christine!
My husband Dan is 100% Norwegian and I know he will enjoy looking at this! I am sure it's on the top of his to see, his parents have been there 3 times and his Mom and Dad both speak fluent Norwegian. thanks for sharing all your wordly travels! Cindy

SmilingSally said...

You've been to so many places. Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Oh how cool and informative! Thank you for your work on that post, I know it must have taken a bit of time and effort. I loved the stave church, well all was nice, but that appealed to me.

I'm not participating but thought I'd stop by and say "Hello, Happy Pink Saturday". It is always such a pleasure to come to your blog and see what you've been up to.

See you soon!
(- note the new blog address)

Mary said...

What wonderful photos. Thanks for the tour. I love your pink purse. I hope you are able to use it again. Have a wonderful day.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

hi christine.. happy Pink Saturday! great sighseeing photos! thanks for sharing.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love "traveling" with you through your photos and captions!

it was interesting to see the Stavkirke and how it has similar architectural features like the Japanese or Chinese buildings.

When was this trip taken?

blessings & aloha!

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