Zaginiony wpis

Ewa Maria Slaska i Lidia Głuchowska

Dziś 17 maja, święto narodowe Norwegii. Wiem to “od zawsze”, bo piękny opis tego święta czytałam w dzieciństwie wielokrotnie w mojej ulubionej książce Nad dalekim cichym fiordem. Zaplanowałam na dziś reblog świetnego wpisu Lidii o święcie narodowym Norwegii, ale nie udało mi się go w ogóle znaleźć. Był na pewno, umieściłam go w roku 2012 na (nieistniejącym już) blogu zwanym Jak udusić kurę, ale szukałam i szukałam, i ja, i wyszukiwarka, wpisu nie ma. Zostały tylko zdjęcia.

Z załączonych zdjęć wynika, że dzień święta narodowego Norwegii jest patriotyczny, wesoły, kolorowy i ludowy, a ponadto jest na pewno smakowicie. Najbardziej podobają mi się zwykli ludzie w strojach ludowych. W Polsce bywa tak chyba tylko na Podhalu, że nosi się stroje ludowe czasem nawet nie tylko od święta. Nigdzie więcej tego nie widziałam. W każdym razie w Oslo to święto wygląda trochę inaczej od podobnego święta w Warszawie. Ale pewnie wszędzie święto narodowe wygląda lepiej niż to, jak się prezentuje Warszawa 11 listopada.

2 thoughts on “Zaginiony wpis”

  1. Bardzo fajne kolorowe zdjęcia,
    a zupełnie rozbrajające są jak zwykle, dzieci w strojach ludowych.
    T.Ru

  2. Pharlap znalazł ten zaginiony wpis Panny L. czyli Lidii. Okazuje się, że tekst był po angielsku:

    Norwegian (Adult) Children’s Day
    The Norwegian National Holiday (The Day of the Constitution, May, 17th) differs a lot from all national holidays that I know – as the very official, state like celebrations in Germany or Poland.
    Here in Norway it a kin of the “Folksfest” and maybe the most important and the most enthusiastic day of the whole year. ALL the children wait for it the whole year, and not only the small, but also the adult ones.
    Everything is prepared for the celebration already several days before. All the shop windows, even those of the “fretex” (second hand store) are decorated in the national colours red, blue and white. There are cakes with the national flag, and not only the 17th of May bouquets, but even the whole flower shops remaining on the National Day. The university band plays at several schools and kindergardens.
    Each one, also the adult, is like a princess on this day, wearing traditional costumes done of the heavy wool which weight several kilos! But everybody here is wearing them with joy and proud! On this day each child will participate at the parade, to walk with a flag and to smile to a queen.
    On your way to the parties in the downtown, already in the metro, you can meet people of the international background in the historical national cloths, which colours and patterns depend of the specific region of the country. Each girl and each woman on this day is a princess and each man a prince. As far as it is taking place at the beginning of the Spring, which is coming to Norway very late after a veeeery long dark Winter with a veeeeery short days, it can be perceived also as an inauguration of the Spring. It develops here really slowly, so you can enjoy the first little leaves several days long, before a “young”, fresh May green will become dark, and an “old” one. This day is also a special reason to understand, why the Norwegian life is so much related to the nature.
    I was invited to a party at the place, which is not so well known to people visiting Oslo, to Emanuel Vigeland Museum.
    Much less acknowledged as his brother, the inventor of the world wide famous Vigeland Park, he was maybe not an original genius, but a very good artisan, who created very interesting art pieces. And one shouldn’t forget, he was a most dangerous antagonist of Edvard Munch by the project of the Oslo University Aula!
    The one of the most monumental artistic places in the capital of Norway is Emanuel Vigeland’s Mausoleum (Museum), open only some hours on Sundays, as a real church or other locum sacrum.
    Its mystic aura is strengthened by the darkness inside and the echo, which allows to hear each of your own steps. The whole walls are covered with extatic frescoes (sometimes having also a relief structure) showing not only convulsive erotic scenes, but also the birth and the death.. Two of the four sculptures in the corners of the Mausoleum show the coitus, one the birth and one the torso of a Hemaphordite. On the entrance wall, above the door, there is an urn of the artist himself (In the right corner of the he also has painted his skeleton.) It is a part of the composition remaining the monument in the (Gustav) Vigeland Park.
    Above the entrance on its other side there is an inscription “Quidquid Deus creavit purum est”, being a justification for a broken taboo of so openly shown erotic.
    The whole work remains a bit symbolical compositions of this kind originating form the fin de siècle, also – according to the iconography – those by Edvard Munch. It is a surprise to get to know, that this work called by Emanuel Vigeland (1875-1948) “Vita” was done much later, 1927-1947. A surprise is also the fact, that the artist himself and his work is practically not known abroad.
    Apart of visiting “Tomba Emanuelle” I had also a chance to take a look into the archive of the Emanuel Vigeland’s Museum, the former atelier by the artists, to see his sketch-books, cartoons of his stain glasses, old photos and the erotic paintings on the cell.
    But the real reason of my coming there (The Museum itself I have visited already two years ago) was the celebration of the 17th May – the Norwegian Day of the Constitution. The atmosphere was really informal and happy because of the many children, similarly as a part of the adult guests also wearing, the national costumes. Some of them enjoyed very much the make up workshop offered by the organizers. Other as it the downtown, where I have met several children with the make up with the national and multinational motives, here dominated the floral and zoomorphic ones.
    There was of course a lot of traditional, national songs, delicious traditional food and cakes decorated with cream and fruits in the national colours, which disappeared, before I could take photos of them.
    Of course, I cannot present all of the plates.
    The one, I have chosen was done by an artist – a sculptor living mostly in Italy. So it was also an Italian one.
    There were the kind of rolls (pancakes), with green asparagus in it, covered with a layer of a chicken breast and the slice of the serano ham and some parmesan cheese on it. The special taste of this plate originated also from some chilli added between each layer there rolls.
    Really an unforgetable taste.
    And an unforgetable celebration.

    The Norwegian National Holiday (The Day of the Constitution, May, 17th) differs a lot from all national holidays that I know – as the very official, state like celebrations in Germany or Poland.
    Here in Norway it a kin of the “Folksfest” and maybe the most important and the most enthusiastic day of the whole year. ALL the children wait for it the whole year, and not only the small, but also the adult ones.
    Everything is prepared for the celebration already several days before. All the shop windows, even those of the “fretex” (second hand store) are decorated in the national colours red, blue and white. There are cakes with the national flag, and not only the 17th of May bouquets, but even the whole flower shops remaining on the National Day. The university band plays at several schools and kindergardens.
    Each one, also the adult, is like a princess on this day, wearing traditional costumes done of the heavy wool which weight several kilos! But everybody here is wearing them with joy and proud! On this day each child will participate at the parade, to walk with a flag and to smile to a queen.
    On your way to the parties in the downtown, already in the metro, you can meet people of the international background in the historical national cloths, which colours and patterns depend of the specific region of the country. Each girl and each woman on this day is a princess and each man a prince. As far as it is taking place at the beginning of the Spring, which is coming to Norway very late after a veeeery long dark Winter with a veeeeery short days, it can be perceived also as an inauguration of the Spring. It develops here really slowly, so you can enjoy the first little leaves several days long, before a “young”, fresh May green will become dark, and an “old” one. This day is also a special reason to understand, why the Norwegian life is so much related to the nature.
    I was invited to a party at the place, which is not so well known to people visiting Oslo, to Emanuel Vigeland Museum.
    Much less acknowledged as his brother, the inventor of the world wide famous Vigeland Park, he was maybe not an original genius, but a very good artisan, who created very interesting art pieces. And one shouldn’t forget, he was a most dangerous antagonist of Edvard Munch by the project of the Oslo University Aula!
    The one of the most monumental artistic places in the capital of Norway is Emanuel Vigeland’s Mausoleum (Museum), open only some hours on Sundays, as a real church or other locum sacrum.
    Its mystic aura is strengthened by the darkness inside and the echo, which allows to hear each of your own steps. The whole walls are covered with extatic frescoes (sometimes having also a relief structure) showing not only convulsive erotic scenes, but also the birth and the death.. Two of the four sculptures in the corners of the Mausoleum show the coitus, one the birth and one the torso of a Hemaphordite. On the entrance wall, above the door, there is an urn of the artist himself (In the right corner of the he also has painted his skeleton.) It is a part of the composition remaining the monument in the (Gustav) Vigeland Park.
    Above the entrance on its other side there is an inscription “Quidquid Deus creavit purum est”, being a justification for a broken taboo of so openly shown erotic.
    The whole work remains a bit symbolical compositions of this kind originating form the fin de siècle, also – according to the iconography – those by Edvard Munch. It is a surprise to get to know, that this work called by Emanuel Vigeland (1875-1948) “Vita” was done much later, 1927-1947. A surprise is also the fact, that the artist himself and his work is practically not known abroad.
    Apart of visiting “Tomba Emanuelle” I had also a chance to take a look into the archive of the Emanuel Vigeland’s Museum, the former atelier by the artists, to see his sketch-books, cartoons of his stain glasses, old photos and the erotic paintings on the cell.
    But the real reason of my coming there (The Museum itself I have visited already two years ago) was the celebration of the 17th May – the Norwegian Day of the Constitution. The atmosphere was really informal and happy because of the many children, similarly as a part of the adult guests also wearing, the national costumes. Some of them enjoyed very much the make up workshop offered by the organizers. Other as it the downtown, where I have met several children with the make up with the national and multinational motives, here dominated the floral and zoomorphic ones.
    There was of course a lot of traditional, national songs, delicious traditional food and cakes decorated with cream and fruits in the national colours, which disappeared, before I could take photos of them.
    Of course, I cannot present all of the plates.
    The one, I have chosen was done by an artist – a sculptor living mostly in Italy. So it was also an Italian one.
    There were the kind of rolls (pancakes), with green asparagus in it, covered with a layer of a chicken breast and the slice of the serano ham and some parmesan cheese on it. The special taste of this plate originated also from some chilli added between each layer there rolls.
    Really an unforgetable taste.
    And an unforgetable celebration.

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