Gala dress, Morin-Blossier, Paris, 1906 or 1907. Machine- and hand-sewn gullaméstoff (I couldn’t find a translation of this word), covered with silk tulle embroidered with metallic thread. Artificial diamonds and pearls, metal sequins, and gold fabric. Made for Queen Maud of Norway. National Museum for Art, Architecture, and Design, Norway
Viking Swords at Stavanger Swords Monument-representing peace and unity-in memory of Harald the "Fairheaded" and the great battle of Hafrsfjord year 872 which united the kingdom of Norway. Sven's dad grew up here. Love it!
L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site highlights Viking life in North America.