Created 22-May-10
Modified 22-May-10
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This is my second visit to Oslo on the Norwegian Constitution Day.

The day was filled with plenty of activities.

The first one on the list was the wreath laying of King Haakon VII statue by the parliamentary president Dag Terje Andersen.
H. M. King's Guard Band was playing and an honorary squad from H. M. King's Guard was there as well.
Sjur Adai Revlin, a student at Hartvig Nissen's school, recited a poem.

Next on the list was a delicious breakfast at Olav Gjervan's home where he and Hanna have been our extremely delightful hosts.

After the breakfast, we've returned to the city centre to wave to the parliamentary president and then we moved on to the Royal Palace to see the end of the children's parade.

Once the parade ended we moved on to a place nearby for a beer.

Later in the afternoon, Andrei, Karina and I have decided to attend an open air concert held at the City Hall by the Oslo Symphonic Orchestra together with a few invited guests, one of them being Alexander Ryback.

We've also walked on to Akerhus to get a better view of the port and see the impressive Christian Radich ship.

We've ended the day at the University where there was both a choir and a band ready to sing and play. We were very fortunate to hear a few traditional Norwegian songs sang by the choir followed by dancing on the tunes played by the band. Karina and Andrei joined in on the fun, but my battery went dead so I only have one photo to prove they were there. :)

My thanks to Olav, Hanna and Lars for being such wonderful hosts throughout this splendind day.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Lifestyle and Recreation
Subcategory:Festivals
Subcategory Detail:Parade
Keywords:children, oslo, parade, syttende mai