We had so many fantastic entries in our Summer Memories 2013 Photo Contest that we are still deciding who the winners will be! In the meantime, take a look at a few more of our fabulous entries! More will be posted next week. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Photo: Mike Wick
The “Pauline Fjelde Demekor of Daughters of Norway and the Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis preparing to sing the National Anthems at the beginning of Norway Day celebration on July 14, 2013 at Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis. The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis followed with four other selections and the Pauline Fjelde Demekor also sang later in the program.
Photo: Liz Klosowski
I am submitting a photo I took during my family visit to Norway this summer. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and attended a Norwegian church in Bay Ridge. I currently live in New Jersey, but most of my family still live in Norway. My great-grandfather built a farm house which still stands in Kvile, within the Nordfjord Mountains. The picture depicts the original room, which has since been restored. There is a group of family pictures on the wall: to the left is a photo of my great-great grandparents; to the right is a photo of my great-grandparents. The old red sofa was handmade, and the Hardangersøm tablecloth was handmade by one of my relatives in Norway.
Photo: Don Andersen
Photo taken from an excursion boat on the way to Svartisen Glacier. A tranquil inlet of the Norwegian Sea disturbed only by the wake of the boat. This was the beginning of one of the many “must take” sidetrips on the Hurtigruten journey North.
Photo: Kirsten Elise
A look at the Milky Way over a Lake in Yosemite National Park, taken during the night of a new moon by recent California Lutheran University graduate Kirsten Larson.
Photo: Dianne Snell
Marisa Kirst, age 10, of Auburn, Washington says goodbye to language coach Solveig Heggvoll from Trondheim, Norway after two weeks at Sons of Norway District 2 Camp Nidaros, Seaside, Oregon.
Photo: Mark Treleaven-Jones
My son, Sean, sat on the quay at Lysebotn contemplating the meaning of life, the universe and everything! We had spent the previous days kayaking here from Stavanger. Picture taken on 29th June 2013.
Photo: Sean Treleaven-Jones
The beautiful town of Ålesund with the Fjellstua viewing point in the background. This was taken from my kayak as we paddled around the main island on 6th July 2013.
Photo: Thomas Rebnord
Sons of Norway, Nortun Lodge 1-016 had the honor of serving the SS Sorlandet breakfast on board ship July 28, 2013. The SS Sorlandet was in Duluth, MN along with 8 other Tall Ships. After breakfast Captain Strure Erichsen invited us to stay for a tour of the ship. The photo I chose is of the Norwegian flag being raised for the day, which was very moving in and of itself but the moon to the left made it even more striking.
Photo William F. Johnson
The Norske tall ship Sorlandet comes into port at Duluth, MN as part of the Tall Ship Challenge in the summer of 2013.