Scandinavia

Wunderscapes Travel

In July I will be leaving for a month-long trip to Croatia and Italy, but until then I won’t have some new pictures to share.  Instead, I’ll keep posting photos from my travels last year.  Today I’ve got some more pictures from Scandinavia that I feel should be shared. Enjoy!

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Cairn on top of Vidden Plateau in Bergen, Norway

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Hiking across the Vidden Plateau in Bergen, Norway

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View of Bergen, Norway from the peak of Mt. Ulriken

Bryggen

Bryggen Wharf in Bergen, Norway

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm Archipelago

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Grinda Island, Stockholm Archipelago

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Grinda Island, Stockholm Archipelago

Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

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My Maternal Great Grandmother, Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman

Deutsch: New York, New York, Ellis Island

Ellis Island - New York

Norwegian Christmas Christkindl

Norwegian Christmas Traditions and Food

Juletid (Christmas time) is a celebration of traditions and family in Norway. With the fall of winter snow and the wonderful displays of Northern Lights, Norwegians sit round their fire places, dance around the Christmas tree, enjoy rich food and share julefryd (Christmas cheer) with family, friends and in their communities. At this special time of year we are happy to share the Norwegian Christmas with you. We hope you will celebrate with us by having a little bit of Norway in your Christmas.

GUDRUN IVARA LUND LINDERMAN EMIGRATED IN 1896, TO ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK, NEW YORK AS A NANNY/GOVERNESS TO HYDE PARK TOWN, CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 1900 CENSUS SHOWS GUDRUN WORKING FOR THE GLENN & IDA TRAER FAMILY.

ED CALLED HER GUD, AND SHE CALLED HIM EDDIE. THEY WERE VERY MUCH IN LOVE. AUNT GLADYS LINDERMAN NELSON, EPPIE LINDERMAN AYALA, AND ARTURO AYALA WENT TO NORWAY ON VACATION IN 1994, AND MET SOME OF OUR “LUND” RELATIVES RESIDING THERE. THE “LUND” SURNAME IS NORWEGIAN. THE NORWEGIANS USUALLY DERIVED THEIR NAMES FROM THE FAMILY FARM.

Harry, Gladys, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman, baby Irene LindermanGudrun (Lund) Linderman, Harry William Linderman, Dubuque, Iowa, 1922

Norwegian Christmas PlateNorwegian Christmas Tree

Norwegian Christmas Scene

Beautiful song about Norwegian flowers.