Norwegian Pop Group a-ha is Back!

Last month at a press conference in Berlin, a-ha announced a reunion.  The group has produced their 10th studio album, ‘Cast in Steel’ and...

Strange Facts about Scandinavia

Looking for facts about Scandinavia? Here they are... Swedish people recycle so much that the Waste-to-Power plants actually import waste from Norway. Norway is one of the largest oil...

The World’s Biggest Elk Statue – In Norway

Halfway between the capital of Norway, Oslo and Trondheim, on route E3, you can now see a 10 meter tall Elk statue, 30 centimeter...

Japonism in Scandinavia

Japanese art and design had a profound influence in the Nordic countries during the final decades of the 19th century and well into the...

From Architect in Pakistan to Cubist Painter in Norway

Amar Aziz (65) earned his bachelor in architecture at NCA.National College of Arts, Lahore in Pakistan and started working in his father’s architectural firm....

Scandinavia – the Best Jazz Region in the World?

Jazz brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its...

Portrait of Teenage Celebrity Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson was born  April 21, 1996 in Oak Park, Illinois. Her father Steven Gevinson is a retired English high school teacher and her...

The Secret to Exploring Oslo on the Cheap

Oslo is the capital of Norway.  The history of Oslo goes back to around year 1000 AD. Since the Middle Ages Oslo has gone...

Roald Dahl – First Norwegian Air Shuttle’s British Tail Hero

The author Roald Dahl becomes Norwegian Air Shuttle’s first British distinctive person to be featured on a Norwegian Air Shuttles’ vertical plane tail marking...

Kurt Schwitters and Norway

The German painter Kurt Schwitters’s work was banned by the Nazi regime in 1937 as “degenerate art”. The same year, the artist flied to...

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