Friday, May 17, 2013

Norway in Jerusalem

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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!
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*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.
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10 comments:

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...

Dina

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.

LONDONLULU said...

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