Monday, 26 July 2010

Vacationing People

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A few years ago, I visited a friend in Budapest, Hungary. As we were strolling around, he found a brooch someone had lost on the street and gave it to me. The design looked familiar, I turned it around, there was an inscription on the backside: "Copy of a Viking jewel. Original from 1090 AD. Oslo, Norway." Coolest coincidence ever, right?

Ever since, I've always looked at it as a treasure, a lucky charm. A year later, I moved back to Norway, learned to speak Norwegian and then started working as a tourist guide. One of the museums I work at is the Viking Ship Museum. One day, as I went through the gift shop, I noticed something familiar in the window... the brooch.






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8 comments:

  1. You were probably a viking in a past life... So cool !

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  2. I love lucky charms. Cute story. xx

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  3. gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl. TORONTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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  4. That is an amazing coincidence Adeline, also glad I'm not the only one who believes in lucky charms!!♥

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  5. that was a cool story ... funny how everything came together. i love the brooch.

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  6. what a neat story! i love how things happen like that. serendipity! that brooch definitely makes for a beautiful tattoo. are you planning on getting more?

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