Mountains behind my brother Peter's place. Oteren Norway. North of the Arctic Circle. Lord of the Rings anyone?
Went for a walk every morning from my brother's house. Picturesque mountains circling the farms and the Fiords.
A small fishing village in the far north of Norway. Where the inhabitants are mostly all Spanish speaking. They settled here in the distant past.
A view of the Fiord on top of the hill where we walked every morning.
Thats me on the left, Peter the Norwegian half, and Slavko my oldest brother from St. Catherines. Also the Matriarch of the family.
Went for a climb up "Blood Mountain" with my son Mike, Peter and Hilde (pronounced HIlda) their friend and my brother Slavko (Jerry).
I think I lost half a lung climbing this mountain!
About a third of the way up Blood Mountain.
The three brothers. Like fools, we thought we were near the top and felt good about the climb.
Getting close to the top now! Please!!!!
Hilde ( pronounced Hilda! ) and her husband Peter ( my brother ) sitting on the edge, at the top of Blood Mountain.
Another view from the top of Blood Mountain.
It was called Blood Mountain because of all the Russian prisoners who died hauling up guns and equipment for the German army in the second world war. Conditions were horrible for the prisoners!
This is a bunker still standing. German soldiers lived here and aimed their artillery into the Fiord below. Can't imagine what it was like in the winter time - one wrong step and !!!!!
Now we are in Oslo. This is a part of a folk village in the city and is an example of the types of dwellings that were part of Norway's history.
Pioneer village in Oslo. Typical farm house of one region in Norway.
Barefoot Norwegian beauty at a typical farm house.
Another type of farm building from the Telemark region of Norway.
My brother Jerry and I about to go into the "ice bar" in the Nordic Sea Hotel where we stayed in Stockholm. Beautiful city! Great hotel!
Everything in the bar is made of ice; the tables, bar, and even the glass. And the drinks tasted wonderful!