Monday, 23 January 2012


Tonight I suddenly realized that the name of this place goes well with the way it looks.
"Patrioten" is the Norwegian name.
"The Patriot," in English.
Locale memories have been put up on the walls :)
Perhaps most places have Patriots ?

8 comments:

Lowell said...

The word, "patriot," is so overused and abused in this country it doesn't mean anything any more. I hope it continues to mean something in Norway - such as a dedication to the values that have made the country great.

Lois Evensen said...

I agree with you, Gunn, that there are patriots everywhere who are true to the country in which they live. My Honey was born shortly after WWII in Norway. He tells me of family, how they weathered the war, and how they fought with the resistance. They were true Patriots - to Norway!

I disagree with Lowell who I see lives in Florida, USA. I believe Patriot is a very important word here and still well used. More people in the USA need to be Patriots, meaning patriotic to the USA. We will be killed from within unless more patriots stand up and are heard.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the idea of patriot recognition. Over here, "patriots" are those who fought with George Washington. We haven't had a patriot like him since. I can go through a whole list of wanna-be patriots, starting with George Herbert Walker Bush and ending with the child prodigy, Jeb Bush, but those are not patriots. I would, sarcastically, call them a bunch of "bush" monkeys.

The idea of a "pub" sounds like a place patriots would meet for drinks. Though the two-hole privy worked in the past before indoor plumbing.

If that is the adjective in use, it may be "ale" or some "brew" over in Norway, but over here, the meeting place is Starbucks.

The scene you depicted in your photo is empty of people. Either you got there too early or too late or...

Nobody wanted to be seen on the Internet as a patron of those establishments. All in jest, of course, but the Pink doyleys on the tables are cute.

John said...

Looks a bit tidy for a Kro.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

It seems a very cozy place to have a good time with friends.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It has a kind of 'retro' look to it Gunn, nothing wrong with being patriotic hey!

Chrissy Brand said...

So are your Patriots a sport team? We don't have the word in usage for sport in the UK, but being 'patriotic' about one's country is in more general use. I like the look of the place anyway!

Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

VP said...

I really can't understand why the word patriot irritates so many, here and abroad... I would like a place like this, even more with this name.