Ah! The wonder of a parade!
Here are a few photos from the very unique and most wonderful 2012 Syttende Mai parade...
A robot boy--a most talented dancing robot boy!
(and behind him one of the most wonderful vintage cars)
The great and very entertaining marching band kept us tapping our toes!
A lot of the beautiful Norwegian flag--
carried by boys and girls;
men and women;
and on cars!
Here are a couple more of the vintage cars --
I LOVE vintage cars!
At one point we owned a 1949 car...
I didn't care for it much then;
how time changes ones perspective:)
This was a true cultural celebration...
but it was also a neighborhood get together where one was invited to join,
if they would like,
in the day's festivities!
A large amount of bunads--which come in all different patterns
(for more on bunads I would invite you to visit My Little Norway
and Britt-Arnhild's blogs).
Everyone looks so wonderful in their bunads--
look at the wonderful detail in her skirt and apron!
I never get tired of looking at them.
Oh a little parade goer...
this is cuteness indeed!
I love the little pacifier accessory!
Yep, it was one of the best parades ever...
I am SO happy to have been able to go!
Sadly, the mournful laptop blues are still being sung at our house
but I have managed a few things online.
And now--the BIG test...
pressing 'publish' now:)