Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Snippets Abroad

A few snapshots from my walk on Sunday, since photographs of the conference rooms I’ve been in since then would be less than thrilling.

King Karl Johan on horseback, in front of the palace.

A royal guard on front of the palace. Less formal than he looks in spite of the fluffy hat, since I saw his head turning from side to side to watch what was going on. It seems much more useful for the actual, you know, guarding part of things than the British equivalent who aren’t allowed to show they notice the people around them. I also like the modern touch of an earpiece, where I’m sure he gets lots of good information.

Two signs on a streetcorner. I was on the intersection of Henrik Ibsen Street and Incognito Street, which sounds highly mysterious.

And more cute Scandinavian food, in the form of a yogurt package, complete with muesli compartment and folding spoon.

I also loved seeing all the children bundled up in their strollers against the chill spring weather, looking like puff pastries.


Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous you got to see the guards with fluffy hats! They were in winter gear when I saw them and constantly marching because it was so cold. Cool.


Bob said...

Makes a lot of sense for the guard to look around instead of looking straight ahead.
I keep thinking what an incognito street should look like.

Anonymous said...

I can't help but feel that putting a sign up for Incognito Street kind of blows its cover. ;)

K goose blog said...

loved the pics... seems like a great trip.

mayberry said...

We have a Thermos with one of those folding spoons - I love it.

Asianmommy said...

I dig the folding spoon. Love seeing how things are done in other countries. Did you know in Cananda, milk comes in plastic bags?

ewe are here said...

Hey, I know that palace... land where my MIL hails from. And, believe it or not, she went to school with the current King of the country. ;-)

We'll be back there this summer for a couple of weeks, leaving as soon as school gets out in July.