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Opening the Riksdag

Ek probeer om Sweeds te leer, om my skamele kennis van wêreldtale te verhoog. I’ve also taught the English word ‘purgatory’ to a Finnish friend of mine, who happily reports back that she recently saw the word used on an episode of “South Park” and was glad to already be aware of it. In the meantime, I stumbled upon these photographs of Oscar II (by the Grace of God, King of Sweden, the Goths, and the Wends, erstwhile King of Norway) opening the Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament. You would think reading Kristin Lavransdatter and watching “Max Manus” would get me into a Norwegian frame of mind (and they do!) but all of Scandinavia is of interest to me.

This post was published on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 9:04 pm. It has been categorised under Monarchy and been tagged under , , , .
Comments
  1. Liz S.
    23 October 2009
    12:42 am

    English, French, Afrikaans, now Swedish? What’s the deal?

  2. Harold
    23 October 2009
    10:16 am

    Seeing all this wonderful pomp and ceremony one cannot imagine why anyone would want to do away with it as have the Swedes.

  3. L Gaylord Clark
    23 October 2009
    11:57 am

    The answer is all too simple: the detestable socialists took power and dismantled everything worthwhile, as they have done for the past twelve years in England.

    The Left is evil; until we understand that there is no chance of coming out of our present nightmare.

  4. David Allen
    23 October 2009
    1:10 pm

    Ek moet u eer vir die heerlike sin u het daar bo geskryf, meneer Cusack. Ek sê met hulle daar onder in die Ou Kaap, “bakgat boet!” Vasbyt en beste wense as u met u neuwe taal begin sukkel.

  5. Niclas D
    26 October 2009
    4:21 am

    Thank you for the beautiful photos. But it makes me a bit sad to see what we in Sweden no longer have, because of what the Left have done to our nation.

    Gud bevare konungen!

  6. 27 October 2009
    12:30 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful photos.

    Hear, hear!

    Gud bevare konungen!

    JA!!!

  7. Niclas D
    21 November 2009
    9:47 am

    Not all good things i Sweden have been abolished. This is for all you out there who like pickelhauben.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xzzhRO7KfA&feature=related
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Guards_(Swedish_Army)

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