February 2002
Evenstad + Oslo, Norway
In February of 2002 we went to Norway for five days. The reason for this trip was to go to Evenstad, the place where Amy's ancestors came from. The first two days we drove up north to go to Evenstad. The last three days we spent in Oslo.
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 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
1/28 Arthur in the main hall of the Oslo airport.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
2/28 On our way to Hamar in our rented car.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
3/28 Here we have arrived in Hamar, which is famous for it's large ice rink which was used for speedskating in the Lillehammer winter olympics. Our hotel was right across from place, which looks like an upsidedown viking ship, hence the name Vikingskippet.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
4/28 After arriving in Hamar we still have a few hours to walk around the city. There's lots of snow everywhere.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
5/28 In the hotel Amy calls home, where everyone is excited about one of the Evenstads going to the actual Evenstad.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
6/28 The big day we leave very early in the morning. It will be a long and slow drive up north. The higher we got the more snow was on the road.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
7/28 At around 9 in the morning we arrive in Evenstad. The 'big' road is on the other side of the river Glomma. Here is a sign to Evenstad which brings us over the big wooden bridge.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
8/28 Evenstad was nothing more than a few farms spread far apart, a forestry school and this red church. Unfortunately the church was closed (at first) so all we could do was walk around it.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
9/28 This is the Evenstad church from the front.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
10/28 Amy with one of the Evenstad road signs.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
11/28 Arthur with the same Evenstad road sign.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
12/28 The forestry school in Evenstad was founded by Anne Evenstad.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
13/28 We could contact someone to open the red church by going to the government building of Koppang, an hour driving north of Evenstad. On our way we had a drink at a small restaurant / shop.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
14/28 On our way back to Evenstad we found this other white church. It was just outside of Evenstad.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
15/28 Around this white church were a lot of graves. Many of them were Evenstads.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
16/28 Someone could open the red church for us after calling around and talking to a lot of people. The church was built to honor Anne Evenstad. Inside the red church we were looking for a big Evenstad book. Something Amy's family had talked about. Unfortunately we didn't find it.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
17/28 Amy at another Evenstad road sign.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
18/28 The snow was quite high.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
19/28 The next day we drove back to Oslo. The tall building in the back is our hotel.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
20/28 Walking around Oslo.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
21/28 On the tram in Oslo.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
22/28 Inside the Vigeland Museet og Parken there's a lot of statues by the same artist Vigeland.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
23/28 Arthur in front of one of the three famous viking ships in the Vikingskippet museum.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
24/28 The Norwegian Folk Museum featured a large collection of old buildings that were moved there. This is a stave church.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
25/28 Arthur in front of the ski jump at Holmenkollen. We got there by the most fun metro ride ever.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
26/28 Arthur in front of the Oslo city hall.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
27/28 The winter olympics in Salt Lake City were going on when we were in Oslo. We saw a lot on a big screen in the Scottish bar one evening.
 - (1970-01-01 2002) - Photo Album Amy Evenstad and Arthur de Wolf
28/28 This is our plane that took us back to Amsterdam on Tuesday.