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a getaway to norway + fulfilling childhood dreams

August 21, 2010

During my visit to Pittsburgh, Caroline and I visited the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. This giant, beautifully cathedral-esque building is home to the Nationality Rooms, a collection of classrooms decorated by the different ethnic groups in the city.

It was so interesting to see and hear about each of the rooms. Unlocking each door was like walking into Narnia. My favorite was probably the Norwegian room, admittedly because it reminded me strongly of my favorite childhood show, David the Gnome.

See?!?!

It made me so happy. For any other David the Gnome fans out there, I hope it brings a smile to your face, too.

What was your favorite childhood show?

[photo credit here]

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Amber permalink
    August 21, 2010 6:58 pm

    Okay Caroline. If we met in real life, we’d be friends. Fleet foxes, now David the Gnome. I adored this cartoon (I would rub my nose on my mom’s face) and I have moments where something reminds me of it. I know I’m getting older when I think that the cartoons I grew up with are better than the stuff they show now! I really miss Muppet Babies. If I could get my hands on every episode, I think I would pay for that.

  2. Caroline permalink*
    August 22, 2010 10:07 pm

    @ Amber!

    I just bet we would. 🙂 I love how small the world can get here in the blogosphere.

    Muppet Babies was a Saturday morning staple for me, too. A bowl of Cheerios, my footie pajamas and Kermit the Frog.

    Childhood bliss…

  3. Sara Chet permalink
    July 19, 2011 6:44 pm

    Hey Caroline I was just looking through your blog (bored at work during a night shift, and your food always looks so incredible and inspiring). I think you would like Finland because this is pretty much what it looks like. Everything is made of wood and there are lots of birch trees. Elvish language is based on Finnish, so even the people sound like gnomes. My roommate even went to a little country schoolhouse, and graduated in a class of 8 people. Can you imagine?

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