Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beautiful weekend. Except for the strike.

We took a trip downtown yesterday to enjoy the city and the sunshine. Trondheim is closing down for Pentacost. Businesses are closed Monday, and many are closed down this weekend as well. Parking was free. We found ice cream, and folks from Bergen Chocolate where handing out free milk chocolate bars in the center square.

Many public workers are on strike in Norway right now, including sanitation workers. Trash cans all over downtown are overflowing, it looks horrible. I looked around for empty bags so I could clean up a little, but there were none to be found. We picked up a few pieces here and there and tried to make some smaller piles, but there were 6 or 7 cans just like this one in the center square alone. Too bad. I feel bad for folks visiting Trondheim for today only – what an impression they must get of the city.

The game and comic book store was still open, we enjoyed browsing the aisles, watching a match of Magic: the Gathering, chatting with a fellow Rubik's cube enthusiast, and buying a couple of T-shirts (Peter got one that says "ONE MORE BLOCK... ONE MORE BLOCK... ONE MORE BLOCK..." It's a Minecraft reference).

The sun was beautiful and we are feeling relaxed on this long weekend. At home we dug in the garden a bit. Nice day.

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