Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Nordic Colors and Commerce

Posted by Picasa . . .And now, back to our regularly scheduled program. Continuing with our Nordic Week theme at SDP: look closely and you will see proudly displayed at this common grocery store and this bank the flags of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. And if you look even closer at the bank, you'll notice it is named the "Viking Bank"! It is common to see these flags on businesses and even in windows and yards of private homes, especially in the neighborhood called Ballard where these photos were taken. Besides seeing the colors of Nordic countries flying proudly an a big American city, it is also common to hear local people in coffee shops, bakeries and other gathering places conversing in Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, or Danish. Click here for lots more photos.


Nancee said...

My husband (last name Jensen) now wants to pay a visit to Seattle! His father was from Norway and his mother from Sweden. He grew up with the chant..."Ten thoudands Sedes ran through the weeds, chased by one Norwegian!)

~tanty~ said...

Hi Kim, thanks for the photo and narration :)

Passante said...

Hi Kim. I like your self portrait. And what do you know -- another Safeway post. I did one quite recently too.