As Norwegians live
• How are the Norwegians
, one Norwegian pair played an extravagant wedding, which wrote all the news agencies in the world last week. The event took place in the building of the lighthouse: 79-year-old groom appeared before his 65-year-old bride, after swimming about a kilometer on the stormy sea. In addition to the enviable health of a man he kept in his later years and a great sense of humor: "We agreed that if I'm ready to say" yes "- swim to shore if." No "- go to the open sea ..."
This story could not be well suited to the post about the life of Norwegians. Indeed, it is healthy and energetic people who take care of themselves and the house, respect each other and honor the tradition. Our tour guide Catherine, who lives for 17 years, married to a Norwegian, has kindly invited us to her house. In their old house once upon a time it housed an inn where travelers stopped for the night. To this day they remain the atmosphere of Scandinavian history in detail. With their permission I would like to publish pictures of the house and talk a little bit about how Norwegians live ...
Catherine - a very hospitable hostess. Leaving us in the Kon-Tiki museum, she went home and cooked dinner for us:
About the inn resembles a mirror, framed by a collar:
In some places in the interior of the house slip Russian motifs:
A cozy patio for entertaining:
In the courtyard of a small children's area with swings and a grid:
Scarecrow something reminded uporotyh fox:
By the way, guess what it is. In Russian folk tradition, too, have such a thing, but it looks a little different. Write the answers in the comments:
Many interior made with their hands. For example, the old basket turns into an authentic chandelier:
Cabinet husband. He is an avid hunter, so the room (and the whole house), a lot of weapons. Catherine says, on the first day after the wedding, she found on the pillow wife a loaded gun. By tradition, the newlyweds have to shoot immediately after the first night:
On the second floor is a narrow staircase. Instead of wallpaper - copies of posters and newspapers. It looks original:
Diplomas and certificates Catherine. In order to become a guide, it is necessary to get a bunch of papers:
Exposition of the old pre-revolutionary handguns and bonds:
Before the bedroom is small, but very cozy living room:
Some more details:
Icon "Oslo Guide", which is mandatory to receive official guides. By the way, a hundred years is not called on the house phone. I wonder whether there were still people who use fixed lines?
What else to add? Norwegians - are hunters and ski lovers. And then, and another is very popular. Between men and women full equality. In general, women are considered the "weaker sex" and special concessions do not. Tradition "Each person pays for itself" in the order of things here.
If you have anything to add about the Norwegians - write in the comments!