Commemorating Liberation Day at Vemork in Rjukan

08-05-2021 10.30 pm

It is easy to take for granted the freedoms that we enjoy, when we live in a country without war and democracy is our way of life. But more than 80 years ago, Europe was at war and Norway had been invaded by the Nazi's. My grandparents were both 7 years of age when the war found it's way to the shores of Norway. My great-grandfather was barely 18 years of age - old enough to be a soldier.

Visiting Vemork and commemorating the day that Norway was liberated was an extraordinary experience, especially since we had lost Sharidyn to the same senseless hate that our veterans had fought against. I felt a little sad, that the three veterans that attended the ceremony didn't have an audience. 

Monument at Vemork in Rjukan (2021) Photo credit: S. Svebakk-Bøhn

Me and Sydney in front of the monument at Vemork (2021) Photo credit: O. R Bøhn

Honouring our veterans (2021) Photo credit: S. Svebakk-Bøhn

We thank you for your service, your sacrifice and all the freedoms that we are lucky to enjoy (2021) Photo credit: S. Svebakk-Bøhn

Family day out in Drammen

Cool kids - with my fam. (2019) Photo Credit: V.Svebakk

Me (2019) Photo Credits: O.R Bøhn

Best little sister in the world (2019) Photo Credit: S.Svebakk-Bøhn

Family day out in Oslo

When Sydney doesn't think dad's jokes are funny! (2019) Photo Credit: S.Svebakk-Bøhn

My favourite people in the world (2019) Photo Credit: V.Svebakk

Together with the best mum in the universe! (2019) Photo Credit: O.R Bøhn

The Vigeland Sculture Park in Oslo

The Vigeland Sculpture Park in Frogner Park in Oslo is the largest sculpture park made by one single artist in the world. Vigeland Park is the life work of Norwegian, Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). The monolith and angry baby (Sinnetagen) are two of Vigelands most well known statues which are part of the Vigeland Installation.

Gustav Vigeland also designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal.

"Sinnetagen - Angry baby", Vigeland Park in Oslo (2019) Photo Credit: S.Svebakk-Bøhn

Me and Sydney at Vigeland Park in Oslo (2019) Photo Credit: O.R Bøhn

Vigeland Park in Oslo (2019) Photo Credit: S.Svebakk-Bøhn

Vigeland Park in Oslo (2019) Photo Credit: S.Svebakk-Bøhn

Family day out in Vigeland Park in Oslo (2019) Photo Credit: V.Svebakk

"Wheel of Life", Vigeland Park in Oslo (2019) Photo Credit: O.R Bøhn