17th of May is a national celebration day in Norway, mainly because in 1814 the constitution of Norway was signed may 17th, at Eidsvoll. In Norway, or at least i Flekkefjord, 17th of may looks kind like this. So it was in fact quite strange being in Amsterdam without any red, white and blue flags, and without anyone wearing bunads and without russ doing stupid things. Anyway, we tried to celebrate a bit on our own, but since the 17th of May celebration tend to involve a lot of people in Norway, and the only Norwegian (Cathie) we know in Amsterdam went to Rotterdam to spend the day, it was a really different 17th of May.
At least we had a Real 17th of May breakfast, with strawberries 😉
And I celebrated (?) by buying a new lens, EF 50mm f/1.8 ||, for my camera 😉 I’ m really happy with it because it takes great portraits. I think the lighting in these two pictures are so much better then the lighting in my earlier “portraits”. (And these are the first pictures taken with the new lens, at Cafè Espirit, where we had our 17th of May lunch).
So all in all it was a good day (but these are the days one misses one’s family..)