Olga the Travelling Bra at Oslo Royal Castle

I have a visitor and am so excited to be able to show such a distinguished guest around Oslo. My regular readers know I call myself a network evangelist and are very active on social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and of course in the Blogsphere. You know my saying is ‘Blogging Connecting People’ and some months ago I met Olga. She is also a globetrotter, which fascinated me even more and when I invited her to come over for a guided tour around in Norway, she was thrilled. I was too and of course this will give me a chance to fulfil the aim of my blog: To share about Norway and the Nordic countries; our culture, traditions and habits. But first a short introduction:

Olga at RennyBAOlga The Travelling Bra likes to travel around and meet new people from all over the world. We show her our famous sites and our warm hospitality and she really has the opportunity to travel, to meet new people and see the best of interesting places. She sure meet a lot of people on photo shoots because everyone is so curious about this special guest!!! And what a great way to show the world this special place we travel too!

This first day of visit we took her to The Royal Castle in Oslo and Olga was eager to listen and learn (click all pics to enlarge and enjoy!):

The Norwegian monarchy dates back more than one thousand years. Harald Fairhair, regarded as the first Norwegian king, united the petty kingships of Norway into a single realm in about 885. From the time of Harald Fairhair until the present day, Norway has had more than 60 named sovereigns. The current King (now Harald the V) belongs to the House of Glücksburg, which has ruled Norway since 1905.

Olga at Oslo Royal Castle #2

The Royal Palace is situated on a rise, the Bellevue, at one end of Oslo’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. It is one of the country’s most important buildings and a concrete symbol of the course of Norwegian history since 1814. Building activities commenced in 1824, and the foundation stone was laid by King Carl Johan (the statue in front) on 1 October 1825. The Palace was officially taken into use on 26 July 1849 by King Oscar I.

Olga was very lucky as the changing of the guard ceremony in front of The Palace took place right when we were there:
Olga at Oslo Royal Castle #6
The King’s guard in front of their barrack.

His Majesty the King’s Guard (HMKG) was founded in 1856, when King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway expressed a wish to have a Norwegian guard to underline his position as monarch of both countries (until the dissolution of the union in 1905). A company of 100 men was recruited and trained during the summer of 1856, and arrived in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on November 1st – the date on which the regiment’s formation is commemorated every year.

Olga was so excited and wanted to have a closer look at this handsome guards of course, so we had introduce her and let her have a closer look;

Olga at Oslo Royal Castle #5 Olga at Oslo Royal Castle #3

I have actually served in the Military at HMKG myself in the 70s. There was a lot to see through a 24 hour shift, but never was I as observed and got so close to a bra like this :lol:

Olga will stay with us for a while, and next place we’ll take her is to Vigeland Park. I can assure you, she’ll go nuts among all the naked sculptures. So stay tuned for more WonderBra adventures :-) You should also visit Olga’s own blog and in comment tell you’ve seen her at RennyBA’s Terella!

28 Comments

  1. I heard Olga was going to pay you a visit. How fun. That girl does get around doesn’t she? I mean that in the nicest way too. Have fun showing Olga all the sights.

    Have a great day. Big hug to you and Diane. :)

    RennyBA
    Yea, I know Olga is famous in Blogsphere and roamers runs fast. She really does get around, is very casual and flexible and a great visitor you know. She’s very curious too so well have fun, for sure!
    Wish you a wonderful day too :)

  2. I am laughing like crazy! How wonderful and fun this entry is!

    RennyBA
    I knew I could count on you taking it the humoristic way and I hope you learned something from this entry too :lol:

  3. RENNY!!
    You must be crazy to walk around in public with a bra. (Ha haaa!!!)

    Educational and very interesting post. MAN … that bra is so lucky :-)

    RennyBA
    Me crazy!?!?! It’s Olga who is crazy you know: crazy about me and Oslo and the whole travelling concept (Ha haaaa!!)
    Glad that you learn something too and look: are you a bit jealous Eric? :-)

  4. Olga was recently in Toronto … she gets around!

    RennyBA
    I know and she really had a great time there too!

  5. I’m sure Olga is very supportive and uplifting, Renny. ;-)

    I just wonder what all the king’s guards were thinking and saying, especially the one where you have Olga held out beside him!

    You and Diane be sure to show Olga a good time while she’s visiting with you, and have a great end to your week.

    Love and hugs, and special greetings to Olga!
    Diane

    RennyBA
    She really is Diane ;-)
    He was a bit suspicious, but very curious too!
    We will and with new weekend adventures of course – Olga is so exited!
    Hugs back and from Olga too!

  6. Whohoo ! Norway !
    Now this is a country I know nothing about ! I’ll be sure to visit more often !

    I agree with Speedy you are crazy (as a man) showing off a bra in public ! But I guess you’ve got the Mrs. to cover for you ! LOL !

    (May I know what plugin you are using to reply to comments ? Thank you !)

    RennyBA
    Hope you find it interesting – welcome back any time!
    Everything for a good course you know and its always great to have a supportive wife!
    (I use WP 2.2.1 and now extra plugin for replaying. I just edit the comments)

  7. A travelling bra…now I’ve seen everything! What a push up for you, Renny…smirk.

    Well, it’s different I guess and probably really appeals to males…what a chance to get up close and personal to women’s underwear…

    RennyBA
    No: you haven’t seen everything – yet… smrk.
    You have a point there and I just said to myself: Carpe Diem….

  8. Olga is going to be the best informed item of lingerie in the world …… I taught her how to plumb and now she’s going to places I’ve never seen. I must have paid her too much! ….. have fun RennyBA!

    RennyBA
    I guess your right, at least we will give her all she can take from Norway ;-)
    Yea, she is multi talented, but she also is priceless! …… we will!
    Btw: Always great to welcome new visitors – welcome back any time to learn more about Norway!

  9. I have seen her site before – funny concept. It was interesting to see you with that bra though!! :)

    RennyBA
    I fell in love with the concept too – a great experience! :)

  10. Oh my god, I would have flushed red if I were going around town carrying Olga! Great concept though, and you sure showed her Oslo’s best sites. Kudos!

    RennyBA
    I can assure you: being with Olga brings you far beyond flushing red :lol: Its a pleasure to show her all our best you know.

  11. Bwahahahaha – that guard must have been struggling to stay serious whilst Olga was whispering in his ear.

    What I would give to know what he said to his family and friends when he got home……

    RennyBA
    The guard acted very professional, but there was a special wink in his eyes – he was very discreetly flirting ;-)
    Yea and not to mention to his friend and even girlfriend…..

  12. hahahaha! I’m impressed with your hospitality, Renny! You sure did show Olga around Norway!

    RennyBA
    Thanks Duke, and the pleasure is on my side you know – showing her around is a thrill to me too you know!

  13. Ha! Ha! What hilarious idea! the bra will become famous in Oslo! Can’t wait to see Olga and the Bra in Vigeland park! Thanks for your historical explanations.

    RennyBA
    Yea and very creative! She’s famous already and all around the world that is.
    I’ll post from our adventures in the park soon!
    Glad you learned something new about Norway too.

  14. Aha, so it’s there she is now! Well, I’m sure she’ll loooooove Vigelandsparken! It’s fantastic, even though when I was there it were a bit snow….

    RennyBA
    Yea, finally!
    I can assure you; She’ll take the enjoyment at Vigelandsparket into a new dimension!

  15. Renny Renny Renny… I’m laughing.. a great one! Now it’s not like I can say I don’t think you’d ever do that because I know you would.. :) ME on the other hand…well I’d love to give it a try along with some other really funny faces!

    RennyBA
    :lol: It brings a new dimension in to networking you know and I just could not resist when Olga wanted to see Norway too. Maybe you could invite her too – I’m sure you could give her a more womanly touch!

  16. Bwahahahahahaha…. Renny… I can’t believe my eyes!
    And you look so serious with “your” bra…..
    Bwhahahahahahaha….
    Have fun !

  17. Oh thank goodness! I was getting worried about her!!!!

  18. wow that OLGA gets around!!!!
    what a gal :)
    I love the photos Renny….
    that Palace is absolutely palatial ;)
    good to see Olga enjoying the golf too..
    Speedy will be so jealous!!!
    enjoy your weekend Diane and Renny :)

  19. Hi Renny!

    That was funny! Were you not caught for obscenity? :) :D

    Just a thought, maybe we can do that in countries like USA, countries in Europe, in some parts of Asia, but in certain part of the world, which I will not name, do you think it’s possible. I don’t think so. :)

    But a great idea! Very unique! :lol:

  20. We had a very fun time exploring the Capital of Oslo with our lovely guest. It did seem to shock some people seeing an American girl like that, but most of the Norwegians were friendly and curious!! Looking forward to more adventures!

  21. Lucky old Royal Guard, to get a visit from Olga…

  22. This is just hysterical, Renny. I love the concept…which helps us keep “abreast” of what’s going on in the world. :)

  23. oh that is so funny. i can just imagine what that guard was thinking when you stood there with the bra!

  24. the soldier look great, royal palace of oslo, it looks like st petersburg :)

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