26 May 2012 –

This is a repeat from 4yrs ago. After Linn & James took off, the mood to write somehow will not be from the heart. This too shall pass and life goes on.

A relief to know that they are both safe and sound, happily reuntied with the rest of their family in SC/USA. Seemed like quite an eventful journey, having to claimed and re-checked in luggage in BRU/Belgium as she wanted to catch up with AmyJ. 20mins together is better than no minutes. Her suitcase did not make it to IAD/Dulles in addition to flight delay there.

Thank goodness it was better service on UA from BRU to IAD/USA. Must have been tough, with yet another connection from IAD to CAE. All’s well that ends well, her suitcase was waiting for her in CAE upon arrival. Bless her for taking this journey to introduce James to her Norwegian family.

Here-There-Everywhere - This-That-Everything

12 Jul 2008 – Oslo/(C)Kristiania/Oslo

Oslo is derived from Old Norse. During the Middle Ages the name was initially spelled ‘Ásló’, later ‘Ósló’. The earlier spelling suggests that the first component ásrefers either to the Ekeberg ridge southeast of the town (ås in modern Norwegian), or to the Norse homonym meaning ‘god’ or ‘divinity’. The most likely interpretations would therefore be ‘the meadow beneath the ridge’ or ‘the meadow of the gods’.

A fire in 1624 destroyed much of the medieval city; the section now known as Gamlebyen/the old city: 1st-3rd pictures from top left) and the city was relocated. 4th picture: King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway renamed the city to Christiania. From the end of the 1800s, the name was also spelled Kristiania. An official decision was never made, so both forms were in use. The original name of Oslo was restored by 1925. Today it is…

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