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Norway, May 2005

I had the pleasure of being in Oslo on business during the week of Norway's national holiday, May 17. This year (2005) is the 100th anniversary of Norway's independence, which made the event quite special.

Photos in this gallery include many shots from the May 17 "Children's Parade," as well as others around Oslo and shots from the famous one-day "Norway in a Nutshell" circuit, which goes by train from Oslo to the tiny mountain town of Myrdal, by mountain railway down to the town of Flam on the Aurlandsfjord, by boat down the fjord to Gudvangen, by bus via Stalheim to Voss, by train to Bergen, then back to Oslo late at night by plane. An awful lot of amazing scenery to pack into one day.
May 17 Children's Parade
May 17 Children's Parade
Traditional dresses
Traditional dresses
Sami participants in May 17 parade
Sami participants in May 17 parade
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Traditional dress, modern technology
Traditional dress, modern technology
v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44145726.DSC_8807a.jpg Watching the parade
Watching the parade
What is that climbing up your back, officer?
What is that climbing up your back, officer?
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v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44146476.DSC_8853a.jpg v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44146477.DSC_8874a.jpg The Norwegian Air Force?
The Norwegian Air Force?
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TV reporter doing a standup at the parade
TV reporter doing a standup at the parade
View down Karl Johansgate
View down Karl Johansgate
v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44146808.DSC_8930a.jpg The Norwegian Royal Family greeting parade participants
The Norwegian Royal Family greeting parade participants
v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44147584.DSC_8921a.jpg Colorful balloons are a May 17 tradition
Colorful balloons are a May 17 tradition
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v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44191989.DSC_8957a.jpg v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44191990.DSC_8973a.jpg Toasting Norway's National Holiday at a post-parade dinner
Toasting Norway's National Holiday at a post-parade dinner
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Approaching Myrdal
Approaching Myrdal
Myrdal
Myrdal
Waterfall along the Myrdal-Flam railway
Waterfall along the Myrdal-Flam railway
Between Myrdal and Flam
Between Myrdal and Flam
Approaching Flam
Approaching Flam
Aurlandsfjord - view from the dock in Flam
Aurlandsfjord - view from the dock in Flam
On the quai, Flam
On the quai, Flam
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v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44192235.DSC_9081a.jpg Aurlandsfjord
Aurlandsfjord
v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44192237.DSC_9087a.jpg Mountains surrounding the fjord
Mountains surrounding the fjord
v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44192524.DSC_9100a.jpg v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44192525.DSC_9104a.jpg Yes, the water really is this color
Yes, the water really is this color
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v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44192528.DSC_9111a.jpg v3%2f96%2f94696%2f4%2f44192529.DSC_9112a.jpg Lobby of the Stalheim Hotel
Lobby of the Stalheim Hotel
View from the terrace in front of the Stalheim Hotel
View from the terrace in front of the Stalheim Hotel
Viking ship museum on Bygdoy Peninsula, Oslo
Viking ship museum on Bygdoy Peninsula, Oslo
Viking ship museum on Bygdoy Peninsula, Oslo
Viking ship museum on Bygdoy Peninsula, Oslo
The Fram Museum, Bygdoy Peninsula, Oslo
The Fram Museum, Bygdoy Peninsula, Oslo
Supplies from the Fram
Supplies from the Fram
Fram - detail
Fram - detail
Fram - detail
Fram - detail
View of Oslo Harbor from Bygdoy Peninsula
View of Oslo Harbor from Bygdoy Peninsula
Oslo City Hall
Oslo City Hall
Royal Palace, Oslo
Royal Palace, Oslo
Statue of King Haakon VII
Statue of King Haakon VII
Karl Johan Statue in front of the Royal Palace
Karl Johan Statue in front of the Royal Palace
The Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel, Oslo
The Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel, Oslo