Friday, May 17, 2013

Norway in Jerusalem

City Daily Photo bloggers are having a mid-month theme day in honor of Norway's Constitution Day.
There is not a huge Norwegian presence*  here in Jerusalem and I was fretting, where would I ever find something Norwegian to photograph in time for May 17?

Then a miracle happened yesterday.
Getting off the tram on Jaffa Street, I suddenly saw a little flag of Norway in an Israeli souvenir shop window!

Here it is, right next to the menorah.

I toured beautiful Norway way back in the 1970s and loved it.
The most exciting thing for me was standing on a living glacier  and rowing a little wooden boat on a real fiord.

For a funny list of "typical" Norwegian characteristics  visit the wonderful blog post written by friend "Spiderdama" in Grimstad, Norway.
She is now joining City Daily Photo.   Welcome, new member!
*Some 18,000 tourists from Norway visited Israel last year, and 550 Norwegians are registered at their embassy as temporary or permanent residents of Israel.


Spiderdama said...

How nice! Just in time did you find it:-) I think I might have been inside that store.
Israel have many friend in Norway.

Sara said...

Quite a wonderful miracle!

Nadege said...

I love Norway and its people! I will check Spiderdama's blog. Thanks Dina!

Hels said...


Nod... strange things do happen!

I was in Norway one year, far away from the big city, and stumbled into a market. I am always a sucker for a good market, but this one was even better because of some young Israelis selling their goods. First time I had heard Hebrew for ages, so spouse and I stayed and socialised :)

Doronette NF said...

lucky you !

LOLfromPasa said...

I know the feeling, Dina. Wonderful find!

VP said...

I am not sure we have anything from Norway here...

Jim said...

Good find.

Julie said...

Happenstance is a friend that sits upon our shoulder for when the need arises, Dina. I like your find, and your statistics about Norway in Israel.

Thank you for shepherding us a new member. I will have Tania added asap.

Many thanks to you for your contribution to our Norwegian Constitution Day.


It was meant to be! Nice find. I enjoyed Spiderdama's list too.