|Onsdag 23. september 2015
NORGE - USA
Avreise Gardermoen kl. 14.00 SAS
Ankomst Arlanda kl. 14.55
Avreise Arlanda kl. 16.35 SAS
Ankomst Chicago kl. 18.35
Her venter buss og guide som tar oss
til vårt hotell i Chicago
Hotellet ligger veldig sentralt midt i byen.
Hotell (2 netter): La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown,
1 South Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60606.
Reisa gikk fint.
Etter innsjekking på hotellet gikk vi ut for å spise selv om
klokka hjemme var ca 4 om natta. (9 om kvelden i Chicago)
|Torsdag 24. september 2015
Dagen byr blant annet på sightseeing i denne byen som ligger
vakkert til langs Michigan-sjøen. Her fant mange nordmenn sitt
hjem fra 1836 og utover, og rundt 1850 var nordmenn faktisk den
tredje største innvandrergruppa i Chicago etter tyskerne og irene.
Etter lunsj kan de som ønsker det bli med til Willis Tower
(tidligere Sears Tower) med panorama-utsikt over byen.
Willis Tower er med sine 443 m (110 etasjer) den høyeste
bygningen på den vestlige halvkule. Utsikten oppleves fra
103. etasje der de modigste kan gå ut på en glasshylle for
en enda mer spektakulær opplevelse.
Hotell: Som forrige natt.
Lake Michigan’s name is derived from the Ojibwa word Michi Gami,
meaning “large lake.”
You won't need to pay a cent. As an architectural mecca for American
architects, Chicago's skyline is one of the greatest this side of the world.
From this angle, you really see the widest angle of the skyline.
On a calm evening, the skyline reflects magnificently off Lake Michigan.
You'll see a handful of tourists, but it's pretty sparse.
September 17 (2014) outside the Adler Planetarium. “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze”is by Ai Weiwei, a leading figure in the contemporary art world
and China’s most outspoken political artist.
Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain in
Millennium Park is a major addition to the city's world-renowned public
The fountain consists of two 50-foot glass block towers at each end of a
shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video images from a broad
social spectrum of Chicago citizens, a reference to the traditional use of
gargoyles in fountains, where faces of mythological beings were sculpted
with open mouths to allow water, a symbol of life, to flow out.
Plensa adapted this practice by having faces of Chicago citizens projected on
LED screens and having water flow through an outlet in the screen to give
the illusion of water spouting from their mouths.
The collection of faces, Plensa's tribute to Chicagoans, was taken from a
cross-section of 1,000 residents.
Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor
work installed in the United States.
The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly
polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and
see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.
Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its
kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.
Cloud Gate sits upon the AT&T Plaza, which was made possible by a
gift from AT&T.
Cloud Gate, også kalt bønna (the bean), sett fra undersiden.
Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago
experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony
extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!
Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet
from the Skydeck.
Daily Tribune» inn, og avisens grunnlegger, Robert McCormick,
tok et valg som senere skulle bringe enda mer berømmelse til
«The Tribune Tower». McCormicks omfattende steinsamling
ble murt inn i ytterveggene. Og McCormick ga sine journalister
streng beskjed om å bidra med steiner fra sine reportasjeturer.
The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of
156 miles (251 km) that runs through the city of Chicago, including its center
(the Chicago Loop). Though not especially long, the river is notable for being a
reason why Chicago became an important location, with the related Chicago
Portage being a link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley
waterways and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.
The River is also noteworthy for its natural and man-made history. In 1887,
the Illinois General Assembly, partly in response to concerns arising out of an
extreme weather event in 1885 that threatened the city's water supply,
decided to reverse the flow of the Chicago River through civil engineering by
taking water from Lake Michigan and discharging it into the Mississippi River
representanter fra forskjellige norsk-amerikanske foreninger
We are a non-profit (501c3) senior living
community located in Chicago's Norwood Park
neighborhood. Our residential campus specializes inassisted living,
skilled nursing, rehab, respite stays, and memory support
(including Alzheimer's and dementia care). For over 100 years,
we have been dedicated to
enhancing the independence and well-being of older adults.
Fredag 25. september 2015
CHICAGO Illinois - MADISON Wisconsin – LA CROSSE Wisconsin.
Vi kjører til Madison, hovedstad i Wisconsin.
Etter lunsj blir det besøk på Norwegian American
Genealogical Center - Naeseth Library.
Det over 40 år gamle senteret er anerkjent både for sin
store samling av historiske data og som formidler av
kunnskap om norsk innvandring til USA.
Hotell: Best Western Riverfront Hotel,
1835 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603.
Interstate 90 mellom Chicago, Illinois og Madison, Wisconsin.
Bildet er tatt ved rasteplassen ved the Belvidere Oasis.
Capitolbygningen i Madison.
Det pågår en liten demonstrasjon mot presidenkandidat Walker.
State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin,
houses both chambers of the Wisconsin
legislature along with the Wisconsin Supreme
Court and the
Office of the Governor.
Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol
since the first territorial legislature convened during 1836 and the third
building since Wisconsin was granted statehood during 1848.
streets surrounding the building form the Capitol
Square which is home to
many restaurants and shops.
The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison, a distinction that
has been preserved by city legislation against buildings taller than the columns surrounding the dome (187 feet).
The Capitol is located at the southwestern end of the Madison Isthmus.
Fin utsikt fra Capitolbygningen.
Rundt Madison ligger sjøene Lake Mendota, Lake Monona,
Lake Waubesa og noen mindre vann. Fra Capitol ser vi til
både Mendota og Monona.
For hundeeiere har jeg fått denne:
If you have a dog look at this:
Hans Christian Heg was unveiled at the King Street corner of the Capitol Square. Commemorating the most noted Norwegian-American to serve in the Civil War,
the statue bears the following inscription:
Hans Christian Heg
Colonel 15th Wisconsin Volunteers
Born in Norway
December 21, 1829
Fell at Chickamauga
September 19, 1863
Norwegian-Americans gave this memorial
To the state of Wisconsin.
The Black River is a river in west-central Wisconsin and tributary of
the Mississippi River. The river is approximately 190 miles (310 km)
long. During the 19th century, pine logs were rafted down the Black, h
eading for sawmills at La Crosse and points beyond.
Crosse is a city in the US State
of Wisconsin and the county
seat of La Crosse
Lørdag 26. september 2015
LA CROSSE Wisconsin – VESTBY Wisconsin - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota.
Vi besøker den lille byen Westby og Norskedalen
Nature & Heritage Center.
Like i nærheten er det en stor Amish bosetting og
vi tar en liten runde med lokal guide i dette området.
Hotellet i Bloomington ved Minneapolis er nærmeste nabo
til Mall of America, et kjempestort kjøpesenter.
Hotell (2 netter): Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,
2221 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425.
An addition to the center - the Paul E. Stry Wing - was added in 1991.
Construction of the wing was funded by the Paul E. Stry Foundation.
Fra utstillingen i Norskedalen
Norskedalen (which means the Norwegian Valley), is a nature
and heritage center dedicated to preserving, interpreting and
sharing the natural environment and cultural heritage of the
area surrounding Coon Valley in southwest Wisconsin.
Norskedalen has so much to offer in so many different ways,
exploring the natural beauty, regional history and traditional
Norwegian heritage of the region.
The Bekkum Homestead seeks to re-create a typical local farm at the turn of
the century. The first buildings were moved to the site beginning the summer
of 1982 from neighboring farms. Nearly all of the artifacts, including the
houses and outbuildings, were donated by local families with major financial support provided by Owen and Dorothy Bekkum. The homestead is comprised
of a house, summer kitchen, springhouse, corn crib, granary, outhouse,
chicken coop, machine shed, stable, barn, blacksmith’s shop, and storage shed.
Noen av uthusene på Bekkum-gården
Dette kjennetegnes på at bladenes underside blir gulaktige,
mens ribbene blir hvitaktige, slappe og pergamentaktige å føle på.
Innhøstingen skjer på en dag med klart og tørt vær.
Bladene sorteres i tre kvaliteter. De nederste bladene har dårligst
kvalitet, de øverste er de mest verdifulle.
Karl Martin handler hos Dregne
Hovedgata i Westby
built a general store here. Ole also served the Union in the Civil War.
When the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad completed its line from
Sparta to Viroqua, it made Westby a station, and named it after Ole T. Westby.
Amish-land, Cashton, Wisconsin. Down a country Road
Amish-bonde på vei tilbake til gården.
and application of Scripture as the Word of God. They take seriously the Biblical
commands to separate themselves from the things of the world. They believe
worldliness can keep them from being close to God, and can introduce influences
that could be destructive to their communities and to their way of life.
Vi har kryssa Mississippi og er i Minnesota
The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system on the
North American continent. Flowing entirely in the United States
(though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern
Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,320
miles (3,730 km) to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico.
Søndag 27. september 2015
Gudstjeneste med kirkekaffe i Mindekirken og sightseeing i
tvillingbyene Minneapolis og St. Paul.
Hotell: Som forrige natt. Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,
Vikings supportere på vei til stadioen.
De skulle møte San Diego Chargers (Kampen ble vunnet 31-16)
Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and larger of the
Twin Cities, the 14th-largest metropolitan area in the United States,
containing approximately 3.8 million residents.
As of 2014, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota
and 46th-largest in the United States with 407,207 residents.
Minneapolis and Saint Paul anchor the second-largest economic
center in the Midwest, behind Chicago.
in experiencing the rich cultural heritage Mindekirken has to offer!
Visitors from Norway come to Mindekirken for worship as they do
in Norway and a good visit over a strong cup of coffee!
Mindekirken enjoys a rich cultural experience – through language,
music, arts and food. The church serves as a link between the
Midwest and Norway. Mindekirken is honored to have His Majesty
King Harald V as our patron. .
Den 25. september dro femti spente Rennbygger,
inkludert Rennebu Songkor, avsted på en opplevelsesferie litt
utenom det vanlige. Her er de i Mindekirken.
Etter gudstjenesten ble det servert lunsj i underetasjen.
The Cathedral of Saint Paulis a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city
of St. Paul, Minnesota.
It is the Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis,
along with the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. One of the most
distinctive cathedrals in the United States, it sits on Cathedral Hill
overlooking downtown St. Paul and features a distinctive copper-clad dome.
It is the third largest completed church in the United States, and the fourth tallest.
It is dedicated to Paul the Apostle, who is also the namesake of the City of St. Paul.
The current building opened in 1915 as the fourth cathedral of the archdiocese to
bear this name. On March 25, 2009, it was designated as the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican.
Leiv Erikson utenfor Capitolbygningen i St. Paul
He was an Icelandic explorer considered by some as the first European to
land in North America (excluding Greenland), before Christopher Columbus.
According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at
Vinland, tentatively identified with the NorseL'Anse aux Meadows on the
northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada.
The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is a center for theater performance,
production, education, and professional training in Minneapolis.
Saint Anthony Falls or the Falls of Saint Anthony
Saint Anthony Falls or the Falls of Saint Anthony, located northeast of
downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the only natural major waterfall on
the Upper Mississippi River. The natural falls were replaced by a concrete
overflow spillway (also called an "apron") after it partially collapsed in 1869.
Later, in the 1950s and 1960s, a series of locks and dams was constructed
to extend navigation to points upstream.
"Spoonbridge and Cherry" artist Coosje van Bruggen, 1942 – 2009
In searching for a subject that was horizontal and included fountain elements,
so as not to dominate the other sculptures in the garden, we tried a spoon over water, terminating in an island, similar in form to an earlier fantastic proposal
to replace Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. Its silver color and edges suggested ice-skating, a popular activity during Minneapolis' several months of winter.
The raised bowl of the spoon, in its large scale, suggested the bow of a ship.
Coosje, however, had always considered the spoon form in itself too passive a sculptural subject, which she had once playfully demonstrated by placing a wooden cherry with a stem made from a nail into a spoon found in the studio,
an act that instantly energized the subject. The combination was now repeated
in the presentation model for the garden sculpture.
The cherry stem was situated in a contrapposto relation to the curve of the spoon
and eventually turned into a fountain: while spray from the end of the stem
disperses in the air, water issues silently from its base, coating the voluptuous
cherry so that it glistens. The cherry is aligned with the long axis of the garden
allée, dramatically attracting visitors with its deep red hue. The former circular
pool was transformed into the shape of a linden-tree seed pod and cattails were
planted along its edge.
Spoonbridge and Cherry, takes on a new aspect in the winter season. The water is
shut off, but, topped with snow, the cherry turns into a mouthful of ice cream sundae.
|Mandag 28. september 2015
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota – NORTHFIELD Minnesota – WILLMAR Minnesota.
Vi starter dagen i hovedkvarteret til Sons of Norway før vi reiser videre
til St Olaf College i Northfield sør for Minneapolis. Informasjon om
arkivene til NAHA (Norwegian-American Historical Association)
og rusletur på det vakre området før lunsj i King’s Room.
På vei til Willmar gjør vi et stopp i Mankato og ser minnesmerket
for den store massehengingen av indianere 26.desember 1862.
Hotell: Best Western Plus Willmar,
2100 East Highway 12, Willmar, MN 56201.
Møterommet hos Sons of Norway, Minneapolis
Fra Sons of Norway kjørte vi til St. Olafs Collage i Northfield, Minnesota.
St. Olaf, a four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America, provides an education committed to the liberal arts,
rooted in the Christian Gospel, and incorporating a global perspective.
In the conviction that life is more than a livelihood, it focuses on what
is ultimately worthwhile and fosters the development of the whole
person in mind, body, and spirit.
Now in its second century, St. Olaf College remains dedicated to
the high standards set by its Norwegian immigrant founders.
In the spirit of free inquiry and free expression, it offers a distinctive
environment that integrates teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and
opportunities for encounter with the Christian Gospel and God’s call to faith.
The college intends that its graduates combine academic excellence and
theological literacy with a commitment to lifelong learning.
Chapel at St. Olaf College is a time of inspiration for body, mind and spirit;
a quiet harbor in a busy day; worship. Students, faculty, and staff witness
to their faith and invite the community to join them. All are welcome!
Her er det spiseplasser for studentene
Vi spiste lunsj på St. Olafs. God mat i King’s Room
Neste stopp på reisen var i Mankato
I Mankato er det en liten park med et minnesmerket
for den store massehengingen av indianere 26.desember 1862.
The Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising, (and the
Dakota Uprising, the Sioux Outbreak of 1862, the Dakota Conflict, the U.S.–
Dakota War of 1862 or Little Crow's War) was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota (also known as the eastern
It began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest
Minnesota. It ended with a massexecution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota.
Throughout the late 1850s, treaty violations by the United States and late
or unfair annuity payments by Indian agents caused increasing hunger and hardship among the Dakota. Traders with the Dakota previously had
demanded that the government give the annuity payments directly to them
(introducing the possibility of unfair dealing between the agents and the
traders to the exclusion of the Dakota). In mid-1862, the Dakota demanded
the annuities directly from their agent, Thomas J. Galbraith. The traders
refused to provide any more supplies on credit under those conditions, and
negotiations reached an impasse.
On August 17, 1862, one young Dakota with a hunting party of three others
killed five settlers while on a hunting expedition. That night a council of
Dakota decided to attack settlements throughout the Minnesota River
valley to try to drive whites out of the area. There has never been an official
report on the number of settlers killed, although in Abraham Lincoln's
second annual address, he noted that not less than 800 men, women, and
children had died.
Over the next several months, continued battles pitting the Dakota against
settlers and later, the United States Army, ended with the surrender of
most of the Dakota bands. By late December 1862, soldiers had taken
captive more than a thousand Dakota, who were interned in jails in
Minnesota. After trials and sentencing, 38 Dakota were hanged on
December 26, 1862, in the largest one-day execution in American history.
In April 1863, the rest of the Dakota were expelled from Minnesota to Nebraska and South Dakota. The United StatesCongress abolished their reservations.
In early December, 303 Sioux prisoners were convicted of murder and rape by
military tribunals and sentenced to death. Some trials lasted less than 5 minutes.
No one explained the proceedings to the defendants, nor were the Sioux
represented by defense attorneys. Pres. Abraham Lincoln personally reviewed
the trial records to distinguish between those who had engaged in warfare
against the U.S., versus those who had committed crimes of rape and murder
Henry Whipple, the Episcopal bishop of Minnesota and a reformer of U.S. policies
toward Native Americans, responded by publishing an open letter. He also went
to Washington DC in the Fall of 1862 to urge Lincoln to proceed with leniency. On
the other hand, General Pope and Minnesota Senator Morton S. Wilkinson warned Lincoln that the white population opposed leniency. Governor Ramsey warned
Lincoln that, unless all 303 Sioux were executed, "Private revenge would on all this border take the place of official judgment on these Indians." In the end, Lincoln commuted the death sentences of 264 prisoners, but he allowed the execution of
Even partial clemency resulted in protests from Minnesota, which persisted until
the Secretary of the Interior offered white Minnesotans "reasonable
compensation for the depredations committed." Furthermore, Republicans did not
fare as well in Minnesota in the 1864 election as they had before. Ramsey (by then
a senator) informed Lincoln that more hangings would have resulted in a larger electoral majority. The President reportedly replied, "I could not afford to hang
men for votes.
One of the 39 condemned prisoners was granted a reprieve. The Army executed
the 38 remaining prisoners by hanging on December 26, 1862, in Mankato,
Minnesota. It remains the largest mass execution in American history.
The mass execution was performed publicly on a single scaffold platform. After regimental surgeons pronounced the prisoners dead, they were buried en masse in
a trench in the sand of the riverbank. Before they were buried, an unknown person nicknamed "Dr. Sheardown" possibly removed some of the prisoners' skin. Small
boxes purportedly containing the skin later were sold in Mankato. At least two
Sioux leaders, Little Six and Medicine Bottle, escaped to Canada. They were
captured, drugged and returned to the United States.
They were hanged at Fort Snelling in 1865. Read more:
Choice winner in the 2011 inaugural year of the CityArt Walking Sculpture
Tour. Capturing the whimsy, joy and integrity of children has been an
important theme in the body of her work. Reading Magic shows what
happens in the mind of a child as he or she reads.
Julie states, “Our minds paint incredibly vivid pictures of the words we read.
My boys have loved all the creatures of the earth, even those they’ve never personally seen.” Julie has been described as “a bright star of the local
sculpture scene.” Exquisite detail is the hallmark of her work.
|Tirsdag 29. september 2015
WILLMAR Minnesota – FARGO North Dakota.
Gårdsbesøk i Sunburg ved Norway Lake.
Norway Lake-settlementet ble etablert allerede i 1858.
Flere av dagens norsk-amerikanere i dette området arbeider
hardt for å ta vare på arven etter sine forfedre.
Lunsj på Brannstasjonen i Sunburg og møte med flere av dem
som gjør en stor frivillig innsats for å
bevare både gamle hus og gammel historie.
Hotell: Holiday Inn Fargo, 3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103
Hope Lutheran Church and Sunburg Community Bible Church
are in the city, as well as several smaller Lutheran congregations within
a few miles. Despite its small size, Sunburg has several businesses including Skindelien hardware, a gas station, N & J's grocery store, Lake Region bank, Jorgenson's auto dealership, and the aforementioned Sunburg Creamery
cafe. Sunburg also has a baseball team.
Bra størrelse på biler og maskiner
Fra Obert og Carol Gjerdes farm kjørte vi til West Lake Church,
med Obert og Carol som guider.
West Lake Church
Ulikt de fleste andre arter i grasfamilien setter maisen vanligvis bare en
eller to stengler. Hannblomstene sitter i toppen av planten, mens
hunnblomstene vokser fram i bladhjørnene lenger ned på planten.
Frøene blir dannet i kolbene i det hunnlige organet, og hunnblomstene
blir etter hvert omdannet til maiskolber.
Maisplanter ved West Lake Church
The main NLLHA site, at the same location as the original Old Log Church
(1868) At left, the replica of the Old Log Church, completed 1999.
The other buikding is a log building given by the Peterson family, now
used as an Interpretive Center.
Inne i den gamle kirken
Ovnen står i bygningen ved siden av kirke.
Bygningen brukes som et lite museum.
and Black-Eyed Susan.
We will continue to tend the garden by adding plants, removing non-natives
and occasional burns.
Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Assosiation
Obert Gjerde på jobb
Så er vi på vei videre mot Fargo. Her ble det en ekstra pause på grunn av
passerende tog. Det ble talt 78 vogner.
Grei transport av bilder. Bildet er tatt på en rasteplass.
Dagens lunsj spiste vi på Sunburg brannstasjon.
Vi kan speile oss i busshjulet.
|Onsdag 30. september 2015
FARGO North Dakota – BISMARCK North Dakota
Dagen starter med et besøk på Hjemkomst Center i
Hovedattraksjonene her er vikingskipet Hjemkomst
som seilte over Atlanterhavet i 1982,
og en replika av Hopperstad stavkirke.
På veien videre mot Bismarck gjør vi et stopp i Jamestown for
å se National Buffalo Museum og den lille Frontier Village.
Hotell (2 netter): Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,
3205 North 14th Street, Bismarck, ND 58503
The raider kings and bands of the Norse people, the Vikings ruled the Northern European seas from the 8th through the 11th centuries CE. They traveled and traded far, touching down in Canada and exchanging goods from as far east as Iraq. At the foundation of their influence and reign was the long boat – a vessel adapted for both sailing the high seas and navigating shallow rivers, thanks to the hull's flexibility, the presence of both sails and oars, and a shallow draft. With these ships, the Vikings left their mark on a wide swath of the globe.
In 1971, one of the descendants of these people — both the Norwegian immigrants and their older Viking counterparts -- Robert Asp decided that he would return to the sea. The Moorhead Junior High School guidance counselor had shared his dreams of building a Viking ship with his brother Bjarne for years, but his plans were mobilized after a severe fall from a friend's roof that summer. While recovering from his injuries, Bob studied his Norwegian heritage and found the story of the Gokstad burial ship that had been unearthed from a burial mound near Sandefjord, Norway, in 1880. Current estimates suggest this ship was constructed circa 800 CE. Bob would build a Viking ship modeled after the Gokstad and he would dream of sailing it to Norway.
the Viking Age. Despite the declaration, many Norwegians still practiced
their traditional pagan religion, which had not required structures of worship
but did recognize sacred sites. Those same sites were used to build new
Christian churches that blended together old and new, pagan and Christian,
in a unique style.
Scandinavian stave churches were built during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The name comes from the support pillars (staves) in their interiors. Structurally, stave churches combine a Catholic, medieval, basilica-style church and a traditional Scandinavian log building. Stylistically, dragons—pagan
guards against evil—have their place next to religious art and crucifixes.
Between 900 and 1000 stave churches were built in Norway.
When Gaylord “Guy” Paulson retired in the mid-1990s, he went looking
for a project.
Years earlier, Paulson had seen a replica stave church in his native South
Dakota. The church inspired him, and an idea began to take shape—one that would use his twenty-plus years of woodcarving experience and pay homage
to his heritage as the son of Norwegian immigrants. He would build his own replica. Paulson and Beva agreed that this was a way that they could give
back to the Fargo-Moorhead community.
Paulson was not alone in his dream to build the church. Beva, his siblings,
and other family members helped at all points during construction.
Family friend Dale Ruff, an architect in Moorhead, donated the time of
his architecture firm. Don Guida of Straight River Log Homes in Park
Rapids agreed to build the main structure. The team took several trips to
Norway to study the original building and look at plans and drawings
made during its restoration in the 1880s.
Kopi av Hopperstad stavkirke
Originalen: Hopperstad stavkirke er en stavkirke med hevet midtrom som
står på gården Hopperstad nær Vikøyri i Vik kommune, Sogn og Fjordane
fylke i Norge.
Stavkirken skal være bygd omkring år 1130, og den står på sin originale tuft.
It was decided in June of 1996 that the church would have a home at the
Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. The Center was already the home of the Hjemkomst Viking ship replica, which had sailed to Norway in 1982 and
partially inspired the church project. After the decision, Paulson began the ornate carvings that would decorate the interior and exterior of the church, and pine
trees were cut for materials. Construction on the main structure began in
August 1997, with the first two staves being placed in October of that year.
The replica was built on-site and dedicated in 1998 when it was nearly complete. Visitors from Vik came for the ceremony bearing gifts. The replica was given to
the City of Moorhead as a gift. The church was far from complete, however;
Paulson took another three years to complete the ornamental carvings. In total,
five and a half years went into the construction of the Hopperstad Stave Church
Lunsj hos Sons of Norway i Fargo
Rosemalt søplekasse med teksten "Nord av normal"
i granitt, oppsatt i en park i Rouen i Normandie, en kopi står i Parken i
Ålesund og en i Fargo, North Dakota.
NATIONAL BUFFALO MUSEUM
The National Buffalo Museum is a 6,000 square foot facility housed in a rustic
log building at the Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota.
The museum exhibits focus on the history of bison in native American plains
cultures, the near extinction of the bison, and the restoration of the species
and eventual designation as the United States national mammal.
Kirken i Frontier Village, Jamestown
Hest og vogn i Frontier Village
the source of its nickname, The Buffalo City.
The sculpture is 26 feet (7.9 m) tall and 46 feet (14 m) long and weighs 60 short tons (54 t). It was constructed with stucco and cement around a steel beam
frame shaped with wire mesh.
The sculpture is complete in many respects of detail. It is sculptured after a male bison in mid-stride and is anatomically correct.
Karl Martin på bar i Frontier Village
|Torsdag 1. oktober 2015
BISMARCK North Dakota – MINOT North Dakota –
BISMARCK North Dakota.
Dagsutflukt til Norsk høstfest; en stor opplevelse!
Hotell: Som forrige natt.
Scandinavian Heritage Park
The Scandinavian Heritage Park located in Minot,
North Dakota is a magical place where you’ll find
remembrances and replicas from each
of the five Scandinavian and Nordic countries:
Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
Step inside a real Stabbur, explore our full-scale
replica Stave Church, from Gol, Norway,
and walk around the 25 foot tall Swedish Dala Horse,
to name a few of our most popular attractions!
supply water and to grind wheat for the family.
Behind Oimown of Norheim:
A full-size replica of the Gol Stave Church, which was moved from Gol,
Hallingdal to the Folk Museum in Bygdoy Park in Oslo, Norway about
100 years ago, has a place of honor in the Heritage Park.
A large 30 feet tall Dala (dawla) horse, which is the most recognized
Swedish symbol in the world, was dedicated by the Swedish Heritage
Association on October 10, 2000.
Sverige viser fram en kjempe av en dalahest.
To the right: This stabbur is a replica of a storehouse from a farm near
Telemark, Norway. The original was built about 1775. This replica was
constructed in Norway. It was then disassembled and shipped to Minot
where it was reconstructed in 1990.
I parken er det også ei stue fra Telemark.
|Norsk Høstfest, Minot
På vei til Norsk Høstfest.
Grete lurer på om det er noe som er verdt å kjøpe. Svaret var nei.
med lingon. Det ble kjøttboller og de var ganske gode.
På messeområdet er det flere store saler.
Salene har navn etter de norsike hovedstedene.
Dessuten er det en Vining Hall, en Skien Hall.
Fin konsert med brødrene Solli-Tangen
Solli-Tangen invites the Høstfest audience on a journey through the brothers'
musical favorites ranging from the 1800s to current songs.
Didrik and Emil Solli-Tangen have made their mark on big stages and television appearances both home and abroad, and are well known in Norway.
Didrik is an educated classical singer from the Barratt Due Institute of Music,
and Emil took his education at the National Opera Academy in Oslo.
Last year they traveled throughout Norway celebrating the 200-Year
Anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution.
Veien tilbake til hotellet i Bismarck.
Vi fikk med oss en del av Bjøro Haaland-konserten også,
men tok ingen bilder.
other artist has appeared at Norsk Høstfest so many
times nor at any other
festival! Bjøro Haaland is still going strong and his voice is better than ever.
Bjøro first performed at Norsk Høstfest in 1982, and has been the fan favorite
Billing himself as "the Norwegian Cowboy", Bjøro, who hails from Kristiansand, Norway, has become an international country singing sensation. Not your typical Norwegian listening fare back in Bjøro's earlier years. Something by Edvard Grieg,
the great Norwegian composer, may have been more in vogue.
Bjøro was around 9 years of age when he heard his first country music song -
via a record his brother was playing. After that, he was hooked! His first stage appearance was as a teenager. The song? "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Don
Gibson. When his fellow Norwegians heard him sing, they, too, were hooked!
Bjøro immigrated to the United States the first time when he was just 17.
For the next six years, he worked at installing floors and then became a
steelworker, playing gigs after work and weekends whenever he could.
|Fredag 2. oktober 2015
BISMARCK North Dakota – BILLINGS Montana.
Vi fortsetter vestover til Montana. Dagens høydepunkt er besøk ved
Little Bighorn Battlefield der borgerkrigshelten, general George Armstrong
Custer, tapte slaget mot sioux- og cheyenne-indianerne ledet av blant andre Sitting Bull og Crazy Horse i 1876. Generalen og hele hans 7. kavaleri mistet
livet. Dette slaget er et av de mest kjente slagene i indianerkrigshistorien.
Hotell: Best Western Plus Kelly Inn & Suites,
4915 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101.
Bonden Henry O. Bakken utenfor Tioga, noen mil mot sørøst i delstaten,
inviterer familie og naboer til grillfest for å feire: Oljeselskapet Amerada
har nettopp truffet blink på jordet hans.
Det ble en fulltreffer av en oljebrønn. I årene 1952 til 1967 produserte
den 255 556 fat olje. Bakken havnet i historiebøkene, da oljefeltet ble
oppkalt etter ham.
Så langt hadde vi hatt sommerlig, fint vær.
Men denne morgenen våknet vi til regn og kaldt vær.
Oljepumpene er blitt symbolet på USAs nye makt. Jakten på det svarte gullet
forvandler Nord-Dakota til vår tids Klondyke. Døende provinsbyer blir brølende
vekstsentre. USA er verdens nye oljesupermakt. Velkommen til revolusjonen på
Aftenposten besøkte Divide County høsten 2012, og artikkelen sto på trykk i
økonomimagasinet 10. januar. Siden den gang er oljeproduksjonen i
Nord-Dakota og Divide County vokst videre.
I juli 2013 var produksjonen i Divide County økt til 1,1 millioner fat i måneden,
mens Nord-Dakota nå produserer nesten 900 000 fat olje om dagen.
|Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Medora was founded in 1883 along the transcontinental rail line of the
Northern Pacific Railway by French nobleman Marquis de Mores, who named
the city after his wife Medora von Hoffman.
Marquis de Mores wanted to ship refrigerated meat to Chicago via the railroad.
He built a meat packing plant for this purpose and a house named the Chateau
de Mores, which is now a museum.
As of the census of 2000, there were 100 people, 51 households,
and 23 families residing in the city.
This area memorializes the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and
Cheyenne in one of the Indian's last armed efforts to preserve their way of life.
Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A.
Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several
thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors.
7th Cavalry Monument
Iron sculpture by Native artist Colleen Cutschall honoring the
Montana fra bussen.
|Lørdag 3. oktober 2015
BILLINGS – BIG TIMBER – LIVINGSTON Montana
Denne dagen oppholder vi oss i området mellom Billings og Livingston
der mange nordmenn slo seg ned. Vi besøker Museum of the Beartooths
i Columbus og Crazy Horse Museum i Big Timber. Her møter vi også
norsk-amerikanere fra området.
Hotell: Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge,
1515 West Park Street, Livingston, MT 59047.
The mission of the Stillwater Historical Society is to collect,
preserve and share the rich history, art and culture of the
Stillwater County area, through the Museum of the Beartooths.
Built in 1890 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The
Grand Hotel has been restored to her original dignity. Enjoy Montana's
finest cuisine in The Grand tradition, stay the night in our beautiful turn
of the century decorated rooms, or have a beverage at our 1890 saloon.
The Grand Hotel Restaurant serves locally raised beef and lamb and fresh
seafood flown in daily, which our acclaimed chef prepares to world accolades.
|Grand Hotell, Big Timber
Inger-Torill og damene som tok i mot oss i Big Timber.
Vi er på Grand Hotell hvor vi skal spise lunsj.
Hovedgata i Big Timber med Grand Hotell
Big Timber is a city in and the county seat of Sweet Grass County, Montana,
United States. The population was 1,641 at the 2010 census.
Gaveoverrekkelse på Crazy Mountain Museum
all ages and backgrounds in an effort to collect and preserve our
county’s heritage. Our museum provides a historical look at
Sweet Grass County with exhibits ranging from archaeological and
geological finds and information to the Pioneer Room which features
early settlers and their families, as well as exceptional rotating exhibits.
The Sourdough schoolhouse was built in 1912 on the David Nevin
property in what became known as School District 43.
In the school year 1951-1952 the teacher, Evelyn Larson Willson, taught
at the school. Since a teacherage, a house or accommodations for the
teacher to live, wasn’t available she lived in the one room schoolhouse.
She partitioned part of the one room schoolhouse off with a blanket to
serve as her bedroom at night.
members of the Sons of Norway, Fjell Heim Lodge 524.
In Norway the stabbur was a storehouse. It contained clothes, food, supplies,
seasonal tools and many other items. A family farm could have several stabburs.
The building was supported by four wooden or stone posts, each shaped into
point and set back approximately 12 inches back from the edge. The post shape prevented mice from getting into the building. The buildings were also set a
distance away from the main building to prevent mice and other animals leaping
from roof top to roof top and then entering the stabbur.
an unincorporated community in
northern Sweet Grass County,
Montana, United States. It lies along local roads just west of U.S. Route 191,
north of the city of Big Timber, the county seat of Sweet Grass County.
Its elevation is 5,020 feet (1,530 m). Although Melville is unincorporated,
it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 59055, which opened on
4 January 1883.
Located 20 miles north of Big Timber, Melville was established in 1877 as a
village named after Colonel Melville, the arctic explorer. A post office first
went into operation in Melville in 1883, and the first Lutheran congregation
in Montana was established there in 1885. Until a church was built in 1914,
all services were held in the schoolhouse.
|Melville is a
ranching community, originally settled by Norwegians.
It became regional a meeting place for Saturday night dances, horse
races, and gambling. This resulted in the town quickly gaining a
reputation for being particularly rough and tumble.
At its height, Melville had a flourmill, a cheese factory, a hotel, at least
four saloons, two stores and a drug store. The railroad in Big Timber
made such luxuries as dried fruits and green coffee available.
Melville is situated along the Sweetgrass River. The town provides
supplies for the sheep camps in the Crazy Mountains and is the
headquarters of the Cremer Stock Ranch, which is renowned for
providing stock for western rodeos.
Fra Crazy Mountain-museet kjørte vi til Melville kirke.
Ikke det tettest bebodde området i USA.
Langt fra nærmeste bebyggelse, men fullsatt hver søndag.
When I encountered this gable-front vernacular Gothic church in March 1984,
its unadorned beauty framed by the Crazy Mountains was a take-your-breath away experience. I featured the church in my A Travelers Companion to
Montana History book on page 121, and noted the congregation, established
in 1885, had built the church in 1914.
It has weathered the subsequent 100 years well, as the image below shows.
The stewardship of the congregation in maintaining the building, when so
many other rural churches have closed in the last 30 years, is to be congratulated.
probably as old as the church, serving as public space within the shadows
of the Crazy Mountains.
Det skal være fin utsikt mot Crazy Mountain fra Melville.
Dessverre lå de dekket av tåke da vi var på besøk.
Vi hadde vært i den lille kirken, og hadde lyst til å se kirkegården også.
For å komme til kirkegården måtte vi først kjøre et stykke med bussen.
Så måtte vi gå et stykke langs en kjerrevei. Da vi var på vei fra porten på bildet
over, og til kirkegården ble vi oppdaget av en flokk kviger. Hele flokken kom
mot oss. Det er greit å møte noen kuer, men dette var litt
for mange. Vi var glade da vi kunne lukke kirkegårdsporten etter oss.
Men vi måtte jo tilbake. Dyra sto trofast og ventet utenfor. Alle kom
heldigvis velberga tilbake til bussen. Den som ikke var helt fornøyd
var bussjåføren. Noen av oss hadde tråkka i kuruker på veien.
Sjåføren fant fram masse papir og sjekka alle sko før vi fikk gå inn i
En ensom kirkegård i Melville, Montana
20 miles north of Big Timber Hwy 191 take the Melville Road past the oldest
Lutheran Church in Montana and go 1 mile and 2 acres of cemetery lies fenced
off in black angus pasture with the Crazy Mountains as a background.
4. oktober 2015
LIVINGSTON Montana – YELLOWSTONE Wyoming - IDAHO FALLS Idaho.
Søndagen byr på store naturopplevelser: Vi besøker Yellowstone
National Park, kjent for både dyreliv og utrolige naturopplevelser som for eksempel geysirer. Vi krysser fingrene for godt vær!
Vi kan glede oss til møte med lokale musikere i Idaho Falls.
Hotell: Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn,
900 Lindsay Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID 83402.
Været: Overskya om morgenen, men utpå dagen ble det fint vær.
På ca 2400 moh ble tåka liggende mesteparten av dagen, men vi var
for det meste lavere enn det.
Snøfjell i Montana
The pronghorn is a unique North American mammal. Its Latin name,
Antilocapra americana, means "American goat-antelope," but it is not a
member of the goat or the antelope family and it is not related to the
antelopes found in Africa. The pronghorn is the only surviving member of the Antilocapridae family and it has been in North America for over a
Yellowstone Mational Park
It's Wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are
preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in
1872 as America's first national park—an idea that spread worldwide.
A mountain wilderness, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison
and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact ecosystems in
the Earth’s temperate zone.
The pronghorn is the fastest animal in the Western Hemisphere. It can run
at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and it can run long distances at speeds
of 30-40 miles per hour. It can make bounds of up to 20 feet when it is running.
When the pronghorn runs, its mouth is open so it can breath in extra oxygen.
Speed is important because the pronghorn lives in open areas, and there is no
place to hide from a predator! It has to be able to run away!
The Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces have been a popular feature in
Yellowstone since the early stagecoach routes up the Yellowstone River Valley.
The Terraces, first described by the 1871 Hayden Survey, were given the name
of White Mountain Hot Spring, even though they were well known and
named before then.
The step-like terraces form as heated water moves along the
Morris-Mammoth Fault. The hot water carries dissolved calcium and
bicarbonate to the surface of the terraces where pressure lessens. Carbon
dioxide then escapes as gas and the carbonate combines with calcium
to precipitate as travertine.
Mammoth Hot Spring
The Mammoth Terraces are constantly changing shape and color. Springs which
were active one to five years ago may be dry and lifeless now, yet activity may
later resume. Along with changes of thermal activity come changes in color.
Fresh travertine is bright white in color and as it weathers it changes to gray.
Bright colored cyanobacteria and algae mats which were dependent upon a
stable temperature and a flow of water also change as the microorganisms
die creating a stark, bleak landscape.
Full stopp i trafikken når en flokk med bison har bestemt seg for å
tilbringe en del av formiddagen der.
Heldigvis fant de ut at gresset var grønnere på begge sider av veien og
vandret sakte, mens sikkert ut fra veibanen.
Bison are among the largest hoofed mammals, standing 1.5 to 2
meters (5 to 6.5 feet) at the shoulder and weighing 350 to 1000 kg
(800 to 2,200 lbs). Males are on average larger than females.
The head and forequarters of bison are especially massive with a
large hump on the shoulders. Both sexes have horns with the male's
being somewhat larger.
take you along the edge of a deep canyon where the Yellowstone
River flows swiftly hundreds of feet below you. Mountain backdrops,
unique cliff formations, and a thermal feature in the distance on the
banks of the river is what you can expect at this must-see wonder.
There are some stairs to go up and down but it is very easy.
Keep an eye out for black bears on your way to or from this area.
They are often spotted wandering in the grassy woods on the side
of the road.
Mount Washburn (10,243 feet) (3122meter) rests between Tower and
Canyon, and the entire drive is spectacular. The highway eventually reaches
it's highest point at Dunraven Pass (8,859 feet), and if you then want to
get even higher, there is a maintained hiking trail that takes you all the way
to the summit of Mount Washburn in just a few short miles!
Dunraven Pass (8,859 feet) (2700 meter) is the highest road pass in
Yellowstone National Park, and because of this, it can get snow at any time of
year- even summer. It's always the first to close during a regional snow storm,
and it is always the first road to close in the fall as Yellowstone Park winds
down for the winter.
In addition to being on top of the world, Mount Washburn in Yellowstonehttp://enjoyyourparks.com/YellowstoneParkWashburn.html
National Park is a great place to see grizzly bears, bighorn sheep,
wildflowers, and a host of other amazing wildlife.
Enda en flokk med bison
Each year a number of park visitors are injured by wildlife
when approaching too closely. Approaching on foot within 100 yards
(91 m) of bears or within 25 yards (23 m) of other wildlife is prohibited.
“Roman-nosed”, rather than the grizzly’s dish shape. Black bears feed
on a variety of grasses, roots, berries, and other plants, in addition to
small rodents and animal carcasses.
Vannet koker .....
... og dampen stiger opp overalt.
Det lukter svovel
Mer kokende vann
Mud Volcano Area, also known for Black Dragon's Caldron, Sour Lake, Mud Caldron, Dragon's Mouth Spring, and Sulfur Caldron, is very acidic. Iron sulfide
is responsible for the dark-gray, blacker brown-colored water, while hydrogen sulfide produces the "rotten egg" smell common to the Mud Volcano area.
Sulfur Caldron is an unusual spring. It has a high acidity of nearly pH 1.2,
similar to citric acid, and the growth of a specific bacterium has produced a
yellow-colored spring which contrasts to the other dark-gray or black,
iron sulfide springs.
Mud Volcano Area
Mud Volcano Area
Upper Geyser Basin. Old Faithful lengst til høyre.
Vi var ikke helt alene om å vente på utblåsning fra Old Faithful
Men endelig begynner det å skje noe.
Det nærmer seg sluttet på oppholdet i Yellowstone National Park.
Fra parken kjørte vi direkte til hotellet i Idaho Falls
|Mandag 5. oktober 2015
IDAHO FALLS Idaho – SALT LAKE CITY Utah.
Og så når vi endelig Salt Lake City som er
verdens-sentrum for slektsforskning og
(Jesu Kristi Kirke av Siste Dagers Hellige).
Hotell (2 netter): Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites,
230 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
Hydroelectricity in the Columbia River Basin
The Idaho Falls Greenbelt covers five miles on both sides of the Snake River.
Hop on a bike or enjoy a walk on this beautiful paved path to explore the
things that make Idaho Falls unique, including numerous local shops and
restaurants and a 600 foot wide waterfall that spans the river.
Bilde tatt fra bussen. Vi er nok fortsatt i Idaho, på vei mot Utah.
from Greenwich, has its initial point at southeast corner of Temple Square, in
Salt Lake City, Utah, extends north and south through the state, and, with the
base line, through the initial, and coincident with the parallel of 40° 46′ 04″
north latitude, governs the surveys in the territory, except those referred to
the Uintah meridian
and Baseline projected from an initial.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_meridian point in latitude 40° 26′ 20″ north, longitude 109° 57′ 30″
west from Greenwich.
Search the catalog of materials (including microfilm, microfiche, and publications)
found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many items can be
loaned to local family history centers around the world.
The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records;
727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500
periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.
Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe,
Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1930.
cameras are currently digitizing records in
over 45 countries.
Tempelet i Salt Lake City
The Roof Restaurant is Utah’s premier gourmet dining buffet located on
the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
|Tirsdag 6. oktober 2015
SALT LAKE CITY.
Dagen benyttes hovedsakelig til arkivbesøk. Family History Library er
et kjempestort senter der vi også finner en stor samling norske
bygdebøker på rekke og rad. Alle får hjelp til å finne fram til det de
Hotell: Som forrige natt.
Til høyre: Tempelet i Salt Lake City
The location for the temple was first marked by Mormon prophet Brigham
Young, the second president of the church, on July 28, 1847, just four days
after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley. The temple site was dedicated on
February 14, 1853 by Heber C. Kimball. Groundbreaking ceremonies were
presided over by Young, who laid the cornerstone on April 6 of that year.
The architect was Truman O. Angell, and the temple is said to feature both
Gothic and Romanesque elements.
Sandstone was originally used for the foundation. During the Utah War, the
foundation was buried and the lot made to look like a plowed field to
prevent unwanted attention from federal troops. After tensions had eased
in 1858 and work on the temple resumed, it was discovered that many of
the foundation stones had cracked, making them unsuitable for use.
Although not all of the sandstone was replaced, the inadequate sandstone
was replaced by quartz monzonite (which has the appearance of granite)
from Little Cottonwood Canyon, located twenty miles (32 km) southeast
of the temple site. Oxen transported the quarried rock initially, but as the
Transcontinental Railroad neared completion in 1869 the remaining
stones were carried by rail at a much faster rate.
The pipes are constructed of wood, zinc, and various alloys of tin and
lead. When it was initially constructed, the organ had a tracker action
and was powered by hand-pumped bellows; later it was powered by
water from City Creek. Today it is powered by electricity and has an
Though the organ has been rebuilt and enlarged several times since
1867, the original, iconic casework and some of Ridges' pipes still
remain in the organ today. The current organ is largely the work of
G. Donald Harrison of the former Aeolian-Skinner organ firm.
It was completed in 1948 and contains 11,623 pipes, 147 voices
(tone colors) and 206 ranks (rows of pipes).
of Latter-day Saints. The specification displays the same eclectic
approach as that of the Tabernacle organ, but with a nod to the
traditional European schools of organbuilding.
being hauled along the streets by two yoke of oxen and
we would all stand for them to pass with a feeling
of awe and reverence."
Fontene utenfor City Creek Center
In the heart of Salt Lake City, City Creek Center is the retail centerpiece of one
of the nation's largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects.
This unique shopping environment features a retractable glass roof, a creek that
runs through the property, a pedestrian skybridge and more.
This world-class fashion and dining destination offers over 100 stores and
restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy's, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Coach,
and Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, in a casual, pedestrian-friendly environment.
The Utah State Capitol is the house of government for the U.S. state of Utah.
The building houses the chambers and offices of the Utah State Legislature,
the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, the
State Auditor and their staffs. The capitol is the main building of the
Utah State Capitol Complex, which is located on Capitol Hill, overlooking downtown Salt Lake City.
The Neoclassical revival, Corinthian style building was designed
by architect Richard K.A. Kletting, and built between 1912 and 1916.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in
1978. Beginning in 2004, the capitol underwent a major restoration and renovation project.
The project added two new buildings to the complex while restoring
many of the capital's public spaces to their original appearance.
Grete fotograferer fra høyden med Capitol-bygningen.
One of the largest projects during the renovation was the addition of a base
isolation system which will allow the building to survive as much as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. After completion of the renovations, the building
was rededicated and resumed normal operation in January 2008.
Mormon Battalion Monument
Monument erected in honor of the Mormon Battalion. The monument sits on the
Utah State Capitol grounds in Salt Lake City, Utah. Architects and contractors
Frank Chase Walker and James M. Morrison came up with the idea for the
monument in 1905. They eventually sold their dream to the State of Utah and
the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission was created to carry out
construction. The stone carver was Gilbert Riswold. It began construction in 1920's
and was completed in 1927. Orginally dedicated on May 30, 1927, the monument
was refurbished from 1992 through 1997 and re-dedicated November 1, 1997.
The four side panels tell the story of the Battalion: The Enlistment; the March; the
Discovery of Gold; and the Arrival of the Pueblo Detachment.
The Mormon Battalion Man is meant to inspire us to be living memorials of their
great dedication to the call from a Prophet of God.
Maleri: The Passing of the Wagons Gilbert White and Girard Hale
Inngang til House of Representatives
This impressive building has seen many changes in the 130-plus years since
it was constructed. Once home to the Territorial Legislature and the seat of
Salt Lake City government, Council Hall today is headquarters of the Utah
Office of Tourism. A hybrid of Federal and Greek Revival styles, the hall was
built of Utah sandstone, most of which was quarried in nearby Red Butte
Canyon. The building was moved to its current location in 1968.
initial emigration. At the northeast corner is the "Suitcase" bison, representing
a piece of luggage bearing travel stickers from many of Utah's top scenic attractions.
|Onsdag 7. oktober 2015
USA – NORGE.
Avreise Salt Lake City kl. 12.22 UA 320
Ankomst Chicago kl. 16.29
Avreise Chicago kl. 21.05 SK 946
En ekstra frokost på flyplassen i Salt Lake City.
Vi måtte gå langt, og enda ta tog en strekning mellom terminalene.
Vi hadde god tid på flyplassen i Chicago.
Det ble tid til både en enkel lunsj og en tur i baren.
Handling ble det lite av, siden det var få og veldig dyre butikker her.
|Torsdag 8. oktober 2015
Ankomst Arlanda kl. 12.30
Avreise Arlanda kl. 13.50 SAS
Ankomst Gardermoen kl. 14.45
flytog og båt til Slemmestad.
En hadde vært en fin reise, med hyggelig reisefølge,
og med god guide, reiseleder og sjåfør
||Bilder: Karl Martin og
Tekst: Grete (med mange lånte tekster fra internett)