Stiklestad is a battlefield site, with full tourist paraphernalia in a lodge-type facility, a recreated Viking-type village, an ancient church commemorating a saint, and more to draw tourists and Norwegians to appreciate the presented view of heritage. What is the truth about the heritage here? Was this returning warrior king Olaf using religion for political reasons, as is often the case? That is a question not asked by the presenters.
Going to the chapel. St. Olaf's. *
1. Women's national dress, Norway
Stiklestad wedding, St. Olaf's. Male guests in businesswear. Woman in traditional Norwegian dress, often.
Grandmothers or aunts, as here, just might miss the wedding to supervise a little one.
Other women were in NY little black dresses, or other. This is a modern country, enjoying and preserving its heritage. I did not photograph the bride, anxious and damp as she was maneuvering out of the limo into the wet. She was wearing, however, a white full-skirted lovely pouffy gown, with strapless top, and celebratory short veil. Given the rain, the length of the veil was fortuitous.
2. Norwegian national dress, men.
Elsewhere we found more easily photographed men in national dress. Some enjoyed their beer.