Vikings

Living in the Past

I admit it, I stole the title of this blogpost from a favourite band of mine, Jethro Tull. It’s a great title and as a Viking Age enthusiast, I’ve been told that I do just that – I live in the past, people say. Well, sometimes I wish I did. A lot of things were better back then. That said, a lot of other things were worse. I guess it really doesn’t matter much, since we live here and now and there is nothing anyone can do about that.

Writing this, the Viking festival season is just over and I already miss it. I will probably go to York and stay there at the Viking festival in February, and until then my Viking crafts projects will keep me busy. But still, those autumn months always feel so long here in Norway…

Here’s a few memories from the Viking season of 2016:

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Early spring, the ice on the pond had just melted…

 

Video from the Borre Viking Festival:

 

… and from Hornbore Ting in Sweden:

 

… and the great battle of Sarpsborg:

 

… the beautiful Oseberg replica in Tønsberg:

 

… then autumn arrived. I went up in the mountains and spent a few days there:

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-Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen

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