Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wrinkled plus Joy - all in one

Photohunt theme this week: Wrinkled
This is the grand old lady we met 10 years ago in Punjab, India. If she still lives she will more than 110 years old. She loved the color of Norwegian traditional womens "bunad". But she replied, after complimenting the colors and patterns: Have you heard about Silk? (She thought wool was too heavy and thick)

As a contrary to Wrinkled: The Olympic Games - Bejing 2008.
You know Norway is a tiny Country regarding population: 4.8 millions. Only like a suburb to the worlds metropols- so to speak. So, excuse me while adding this appendix.
This Saturday Norway won 2 Gold Medals (Handball women and Javelin men with new Olympic Record) and 1 Silver (women taekwondo).

We did celebrate. I even bought a Champagne. After the First Gold Medal. These "girls" and their Coach have been heroes in Norway since long. And today, they, at last, won the Olympic Gold Medal.

Here 2 women with champagne for 1 gold and 1 silver - in the Womens Olympic competitions.

Here is the Fantastic Team. They played like Godesses. Have never seen anything alike in a Championship Finale (Olympics - World and European). Brilliant. They "smashed" the Russian theme that in the Final played like rookies.
Here is Nina Solheim - Silver Medal in Taekwondo

And Papa celebrates the Javelin Gold.

Andreas Thorkildsen won his second Olympic Gold in a Row in mens Javelin. With new Olympic Record. Here you see all the 3 medal winners.

We are 4 Cats and 3 Humans here this evening.
... More to come....

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Norway!!

Those are lovely pictures Tor, and the grand old lady from Punjab is beautiful. How I wish that I will age with such character.

August 23, 2008 8:38 pm  
Blogger lime said...

ah congratulations to norway on its medals! well done:)

August 23, 2008 8:42 pm  
Blogger Liss said...

Congrats. Good photos.

August 23, 2008 8:59 pm  
Anonymous Jenty said...

Wow, that's a lovely photo of her

August 23, 2008 9:34 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Congrats, tor! J'ai pensé à vous ce matin lorsque j'ai entendu le résultat du handball féminin!
je me suis dit: Y en a qui doivent se réjouir!!! et j'avais raison!!! champagne et encore Bravo!

August 24, 2008 12:28 am  
Anonymous Maribeth said...

AH what lovely pictures, Tor! Congratulations to Norway as well!

August 24, 2008 4:07 am  
Blogger Baker Watson said...

One of the best wrinkled entries I have seen and such a great little story. 'Have you heard of silk?' I'm sure you will remember that always.

(Thanks for the visit and kind comments earlier)

August 24, 2008 4:14 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh that is Very Very Exciting, Tor! And especially, knowing that your country is such a small one...Lord, there are more people in Los Angeles that there are in Norway!
It is so wonderful to feel the pride in these terrifically talented Athletes, who bring such glory to their country and it's people! CHEEEEERS to you and Anna!

August 24, 2008 4:53 am  
Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

Great photo for our "wrinkled" theme this week.

August 24, 2008 8:30 am  
Blogger Veronita said...

Felicidades por las medallas. Aca en Argentina tambien festejamos las medallas, tambien tuvimos dos de oro!
Aunque me hubiera gustado tomar champagne tambien para festejar, pero solo tome vino con mi papa

August 24, 2008 8:40 am  
Blogger jams o donnell said...

Wow that's an amzing photo Tor.

August 24, 2008 8:48 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

That's a face full of character, Tor.

What a wonderful medal tally for Norway...especially for only 84 athletes. Congratulations and I drink a toast to Norway.

August 24, 2008 10:29 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

These are wrinkles of a hard working life probably !
I didn't follow the Olympic games but I heard this morning that Belgium finally got one Gold medal I think she sprang very high !
Look at Arthur if you have time, we had such a laughter because of him !

August 24, 2008 11:41 am  
Blogger Suzann said...

Congratulations to the Vikings!!! Looks like you are having fun - I had to laugh at your post about setting off the alarm at work :) :) - I love the photo of the elder Indian woman - such character in that face. Nice photos as always - thinking of you and Anna - love and hugs across the miles between us.

August 24, 2008 2:55 pm  
Blogger Mar said...

What a lovely picture of the little old lady and loved her question about silk!!!
Congrats on the medals!!

August 24, 2008 6:28 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

Hooray for all the medal winners.... don't forget the bronze for the show jumping!

August 24, 2008 9:39 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

Congratulation for winning a Gold & Silver. We won Silver in the Ladies Table Tennis too after 48 years!!

Still, to me win or lose it was a great Olympic spirit for all Nations ;)

August 25, 2008 2:24 am  
Blogger eastcoastlife said...

Congrats to Norway for winning the Olympic medals!

The 100 yr old lady is blessed to live to such a ripe old age.

August 25, 2008 4:26 am  
Blogger ipanema said...

that's a winning photo if you ask me! indeed, wool is too heavy and hot for temperate India. :)

sorry for late reply, was out of town. :)

August 25, 2008 7:30 am  
Blogger sho said...

the picture of the old lady is classic. I 'm not sure if i want to live to that age in this stressful society of Singapore. Great job w the pics!

August 25, 2008 1:14 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

I can see that you and Anna know how to celebrate the Olympics the right way. Cheers!

August 25, 2008 3:00 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Congrats for the medals - oh, and the champagne look goooood :-P

The photo of the wrinkled woman is simply wonderful, such life lines... such life history!

August 30, 2008 12:56 am  

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