Wednesday, August 3, 2011
IN TRIBUTE TO NORWAY
It has been less than 2 weeks since the Norway attacks and the event is still fresh in my mind. So I thought I would use Norway as my subject matter for this week's blog. When I visited last month I was able to visit the Viking ship that is being built in Tonsberg as an exact replica - using all original tools and techniques that were used when it was made in 800- of the famous ship- the Oseberg- that was found in Tonsberg in 1904 that is on display in Oslo. It is in fact a pretty amazing project undertaken mostly by volunteers and is slated for completion for the 2012 London Olympics. I love that the modern Norwegians want to sail the ship down the Thames for the games, just as they did 1000 years ago when invading England.
To learn more about the project, click here. To learn more about the original ship, click here.