This first photo is Hans Christian Anderson. That brings back a lot of childhood memories as we loved the movie and the music, especially the songs "I'm Hans Christian Anderson, Anderson, that's me," and the "Ugly Duckling." The second is of Leif Eiriksson who landed at Lans aux Meadows, Newfoundland, 500 years before Columbus "discovered" the New World. The third is of Sondri Nordheim, of Telemark, Norway, who is considered the father of modern skiing. Our son, Chris, up in Alaska, is a Telemark skier, so is a follower of Nordheim.
These two buildings are a Stave Church and a Stabur, made in the authentic Norwegian style. Aren't they beautiful?