Mar 14, 2008

Still Tired...

...but I'm not anticipating getting a lot of sympathy, since it is self-inflicted.

Living far away from most of our family in Canada, we rarely have a chance to go anywhere sans les enfants. Which is why, when my parents graciously offered to babysit, we wasted no time!

Never mind that we'd just returned from a week in France. Or that tackling Mt. Laundry would be a near impossible task to manage in 24 hours.

We gladly jumped back into the rat race called 'airport-hopping-in-Europe'.

Any guesses as to where we headed?

A few hints:

- Its location is within 2 hours from Oslo by air.
- Its history is arguably among the most devastating and divisive in the twentieth century.
- Fortunately, over the past 20 years or so, it has enjoyed an amazing rejuvenation.

The parliament building looks like this in chocolate:



And here's an inside view of the actual parliament dome - just one of the city's architectural triumphs from the past couple of decades:



So come on, don't be shy...give me your BEST guess!

24 comments:

Candy said...

Well, the chocolate picture didn't work...so I'm at a disadvantage. 2 hours from Oslo...Austria? I have no blasted clue, girl.

Chantal said...

No idea either but glad to see you are okay. Was getting worried after 5 days and no update. Enjoy your trip.

Laura said...

very cool photos!

welcome back!

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

I don't know either, but I am sure it will be fun and pretty. All your trips are making me want to come and explore europe for my self.
And time a lone with your man, oooo, nice!!
Have fun!

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Awwww, I just got your comment, thank you, you make my heart swell, Dave does have a new space of pride in my books, he does rock:)

Amy said...

Hope you have a nice time! As long as you continue to travel and post about it, I feel like I am going somewhere! Have a great weekend. =)

Kathryn said...

Mmmm. I want to eat parliment. Looks tasty!
Have a fab trip!

Misty said...

I am a stupid American with no sense of History. Geography baffles me. So take pity on my heritage and just tell me where you are :)

dkuroiwa said...

Hi Heidi...so I'm yet another bad American when it comes to geography and history...and without jumping over to Google to see what I can find...I'm gonna guess Belgium...only because next to where you are "doing laundry", they have the best chocolate!!
And yes, the parliament building does look tasty!!
Have a great time!!
debbie

Alpha DogMa said...

Berlin!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Berlin, but I totally cheated. Forst I looked closely at the chocolate building to read that little sign on it but that just said, "don't touch." So I Googled parliament dome and just looked for the picture till I found it. But, hey, now I'm just a little smarter than I was yesterday and I don't think I will ever forget what the Berlin Parliament building looks like or who designed the dome (Norman Foster).

And yeah, no sympathy from me. Try jealousy, envy, covetting, etc, but NOT sympathy =)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I guess Berlin too. I hope you have an amazing time of connecting with your hubby, take care!

Dawn said...

I'm going to guess... Prague? Have a great time.

Steph said...

How nice to get a trip alone with your hubby. Hope that it was (is) fantastic!

And I have no clue where you might be...

jen said...

Prague. You are such a bad ass!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Germany, of course.

jenontheedge said...

Berlin?

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Looks much like the same building I visited in BERLIN!
Have some fun this weekend, and of course, some beer!

Mrs. G. said...

Please take a bite of that building for me!

Kellan said...

I was going to say Germany - but, honestly I'm just guessing! Hope you had a great time - see you soon Heidi - Kellan

Ree said...

I'm so jealous.

carrie said...

German + chocolate = german chocolate, my husband's favorite kind of cake!

You are going to Germany, right?

No worries, at least there will be chocolate. Please tell me there will.

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Shan said...

Have fun on your trip, laundry you can do any time.