Video: The Norwegian Sesame Street

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Norwegian co-production of Sesame Street, I made this short documentary about the history of Sesam Stasjon. I’m very excited to tell you about Alfa, Bjarne Betjent, Max Mekker, Leonora Dorothea Dahl, O. Tidemann, and Py, who all live and work at a small train station in Norway.

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The Norwegian Sesame Street

On November 10th 1969, the children’s series Sesame Street premiered on PBS in the United States.

It became incredibly popular, and soon it’s influence started to reach beyond America’s borders. Over the years a large number of international co-productions of Sesame Street was produced.

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Norwegian Anubis

Anubis is all dressed up for the 17th of May, which is the Norwegian Constitution Day.

Every year on this date we celebrate the national holiday of Norway. We dress up in our nation’s folk costumes, wave the Norwegian flag, sing our national anthem, and participate in parades.

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InterRail 2010 – Part 1: From Bergen to Berlin

I am continuing my project of curating my own Facebook photos, and this post is the first in a long series about an InterRail-trip I took during October in 2010.

 

I had just finished a year in the military, stationed quite a ways way outside of a city in the northern parts of Norway. It was cold, boring and mostly lonely.

Being stuck somewhere you don’t want to be, for the better parts of a year, really makes you want to spread your wings and experience the world.

Trading one location for many, if you like.

I started in my hometown of Bergen, Norway.

From there I travelled via Sweden and Denmark, down to Hamburg in Germany, where I stayed for the first night.

I only ever saw Hamburg in the dark, as I arrived quite late and left very early, but

the area around the train-station is one of the seedier places I have seen in my life

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