Architect & Doctors

4 Jun 2008 – Magnus POULSSON & John HALD

Linn & May are great-grand daughters of the renowned architect Magnus POULSSON (their paternal grandmother’s father) who designed Oslo City Hall & Sandvika Town Hall (middle pix) + many well-known buildings in Norway. Their paternal great great-grand father Dr John HALD was the first director of Ullevål University Hospital; great-grand father, director of Martin Hansen’s Hospital; grandfather, built up Tromsø’s Orthopedic department; father John HALD lV, a neuro-radiologist at Rikshospitalet. Linn & May will have much to learn about their extensive families.

Met with Mette BACKER and walked to the new opera house which is ultra mordern. If there is enough snow during the winters, one can go downhill skiing on the roofs! In the early 80s, we traveled to Ibiza when I was at the lowest point of my life and became friends ever since. Shared a bottle of white wine with shrimp salad at an outdoor cafe on this delightful afternoon, chatting and watching life go by – one of our favourite past- times 🙂

Today I have grown taller for walking with trees – Karl Backer

7 thoughts on “Architect & Doctors

  1. I can’t help but leave a comment. That’s a very impressive family line!

    YK asked why I’m the only one who comments in your blog… 🙂

  2. Haha, tons of people read your blog! It’s just that I have alot of things to say!

    My friend reads your blog but doesn’t comment because he doesn’t have a blogger account. He can only leave a comment if he creates one.

  3. Hi Amy,
    How small the world can it be ? I remember coming across your name from BlurTing sometime back…. Yea and you are tremendously inspiration.. I’d like to remember my own life journey like how you are making yours fulfilling.
    BlurTing is my college friend when we were just 18 yrs old 🙂
    I came across your article today from a free copy of Shape magazine. Just logon to your website and the first comment i found familiar was from BlurTing. Hey Ting, HI :))
    When you embark on your Sunrise-to-Sunset trek and if you need an entourage, I will be your willing volunteer. I will definitely not be a liability – I am very confident about that. Hooray to a wonderful lady who dare to be different and live it up !

  4. Thank you for reading my blog, and I am happy if it inspires. Will start the planning for the Sunset-to-Sunrise walk (not the other way), when I am back in SIN.

    SIN is too hot to walk (the marathon miles) in the day. The walk is meant to be for all ages and they can take up to 12 hrs to complete or just walk sections of it. No winners, just to take part.

  5. Here in a far away country you find link to people being proud of their family. Great to see. Part of it is mine as well. All the best.

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