ABC - Q
New ABC week. And Q is the challenge.
Same object in both English and Norwegian beginning with the letter Q
Yes, it was very difficult.
There are only 3 words in a Norwegian Dictionary that begins with the letter Q.
(Ok, in professions there are more. Among others in Movie and TV productions: To give a Que - a signal to begin or stop something)
Besides only two of them, in the Dictionary) have equal meanings in both Languages.
Since I do not have a proper photo of me dancing Quickstep - Quickstep, I have to choose the last one.
A word and a name that allmost all Norwegians really regrets has it's origin from Peaceful Norway:
First about the Letter Q:
“Q” is the letter of the alphabet that represents innovation.
New ideas is this letter’s forte. Always looking for a new, more efficient way to apply themselves is their goal in life.
Eloquent in their ideas.... Read more
Ok, I will show you some photos from Vidkun Quislings residence. (I was born not far away ) and I'll tell you something more (Quisling was executed in 1945) . So fasten your seatbelts. He name it Gimle. (no)
When I was young, just after World War II, the Traitor's or Quisling's (ggrrrrr - his name has become a synonymous for a Traitor) residence was used as a home for elderly people that needed healt care. Every May 17, Norways National Day, the local school parade stopped in the back yard and played (The School Brass Band) and all we kids shoutet Hurra-hurra-hurra (Hurray).
What a change - from the Traitors home to a good Home for elderly people that needed care and daily treatmeant. (I'm really sorry that I'm not able to present a Photo - Black and White) from that time - I do have, but not here in the Summerhome)
We boys, did discover a "secret" Cellar, and our Fantasies were scary: What's inside? Nazies still living? Killed people? Bombs and Granates? I remember we could have Nightmares only thinking about it.
What happend afterwards?
It was transformed to The Norwegian National Education Center for the Midwifes.
(Let me be honest - many of the local young men were very interested regarding the Students - LOL)
What's more amazing: Today it's ... Les mer
You, my dear reader do know I'll allways give you a happy end. What is this Residency to day?
The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities
I think it's a marvelous change in use of a magnificiant Building.
You will without doubt find more here at ABC – in Words and Photos – ABC i ord og bilder.
Click on this Link - lenke to see more fascinating ABC-O
PS. I do suspect the Letter Q will be a Challenge most difficult for most Norwegian ABC participants. But I say:It's OK with a Q-Milk -haha.
Next week, the challenge will be the opposite: R. When talking about ABC-R. Easy, but the other challenge is:
Vacation. But let's stayed tuned.
PS. It's still 25 C here in the Summer House at 60 degrees North. At 9:22 PM.
Look at my previous post to see if it's dark or light outside.