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Tutankhamun’s wardrobe, Dylan’s weather

As I passed by the Bryggen Museum on my to my hairdresser’s, I noticed the poster advertising an exhibit of Tutankhamun’s wardrobe. So I went in after I got my haircut. I quickly found out why photography was allowed: The garments were replicas, not the original articles, inspired by what had been found in King […]

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Knitting for the advanced

I have a couple of knitting friends (waves to Sravana and Paula) and so of course I thought of them when I went to our museum of arts and crafts to see the Knitnic exhibit. Objects and advertisements were made from knitting. I especially enjoyed the entire white wool living room set which included side […]

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In the shadow of WWII

Where I grew up in Norway, there were some concrete bunkers built by the Germans during World War II. A friend of mine in Hordvik could not stand to go near the things. Some were very small, possibly just a guard’s hut or something and nothing to see inside, but my friend would not approach. […]

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WW2 oil poster

Last night I went to the local marine museum. Exhibits range from the viking era to today’s highly computerized ships. One exhibit is dedicated to the World War 2 experiences of the Norwegian merchant marine, who were torpedoed by German submarines as early as September of 1939. My grandpa sailed on oil tankers in convoys […]

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Bergen’s museum garden

Museum_garden_August_2006 by thinkbigshrinktofit. I’d still get no better than a “C” (“G”, as it used to be in Norway) in history, with my memory for names, dates and places. I wander around with my local history “class”, listening to someone tell me who did what when, and I just know I’ll forget and not be […]