Lambetta Scooters


I have noticed many Vespa and Lambretta scooters on ebay that are absolutely perfect. These scooters are 30 or more years old and they look like they just came off the assembly line, maybe even better than that. When you look at the location of those scooters, many say Vietnam, something which may put off some buyers but if you look a little closer, it gets very interesting.

It turns out, there is a booming scooter restoration business in southeast Asia. With a huge amount of raw material in the form of tired and used scooters and access to brand new replacement parts, manufactured, most likely, in China, these little operations transform the old scooters into brand new 30 year old Vespa and Lambretta scooters.

The Knee Slider: http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2006/08/06/repair-and-restoration-vespa-scooters/

Chris Gilmour. A cardbord life-size replica of a Lambretta scooter, include an overdose of lights. Masterful!

It was not unusual for Mods to customize (almost wrote modify) their scooters a wee bit. Puttin´a few lamps on like so. One want to avoid accidents an´all one does.

Thank to the following vict…sources:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-war/16994-lambretta-scooter-lovers-here-14.html

http://cratedig.blogspot.com/2006_06_01_archive.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/6661402/Cardboard-sculptures-Chris-Gilmour-creates-art-out-of-corrugated-cardboard-boxes.html?image=3

http://9teen87spostcards.blogspot.com/2009/07/lambretta-150-cc-scooter.html

Heathen idols and cult objects


Mjollnir (Danish type)

A silver charm in the form of Thor's hammer, Mjollnir, crafted in Uppland, Sweden, during the 10th century. The hammer was named after the thunderbolt with which Thor defended the gods from their enemies, and the ornamentation incorporates a pair of staring eyes. 10th century


Drinking horn. Can (but doesent have to) be used for libations in blot and in Symbel


Key(s). Important as a symbol (as well as ...well,key) for the female authority of the homestead and lands (when the man was away authority did NOT pass to some brother or eldest son but to the wife. Women where often buried with their keys as an object of authority, power and status).Modern Thor Altar

Anglo / Saxon Fyrn Sidy Altar

Mjollnir By Casper Art

Weapons. Free men (the karls) we expected to bear arms (there where no military or police to turn to). It should be said that an axe or a knife constituded a weapon then as now. Men where buried with weapons.

Freya with cats (Modern)

Silver hoard, Gotland,Sweden Iron Age

Hammer and Oath Ring. The ring is held during the swearing of oaths.

The Norse people where always a boating people (notice that i´m not saying longship, you dont need them for fishing) Gudvangen, Norway (by scott photos)

Horses has always been important for Germanic peoples.


Tartan in sub cultures


TARTAN TROUSERS

The designs are current but a reflection on the past ‘skinhead’ subculture stlye which give it a retro look. The trousers are made from tartan.

Black Tartan Clan. Celtic Punk

Fred Perry MaacQueen Tartan Shirt.

This shirt would actually fit Skinheads,Punks or Rockabillies equally well.

Punk RED Tartan/Plaid...Punk RED Tartan/Plaid…

eBay: Find Punk RED Tartan/Plaid cigarette PANTS THERMAL LEGGING…

 First Added by neverhood

Punk Tartan/Plaid...

I have been known to wear something similar, though mine had a black and white tartan and was originally equipped with a “kilt”.

I always used to wear a pairl like these, though black and white tartan.

Stave Churches ( With Pictures)


Borgund Stave Church (Bokmål: Borgund stavkirke, Nynorsk: Borgund stavkyrkje) is a stave church located in Borgund, Lærdal,Norway. It is classified as a triple nave stave church of the so-called Sogn-type. This is also the best preserved of Norway’s 28 extant stave churches.
Borgund was built sometime between AD 1180 and 1250 with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name stave church. The 4 corner posts were connected to one another by ground sills, resting atop a stone foundation.1 The rest of the staves then rise from the ground sills, each stave notched and grooved along the sides so that they lock into one another, forming a sturdy wall.2

Borgund Stave Church (BokmålBorgund stavkirkeNynorskBorgund stavkyrkje) is a stave church located in BorgundLærdal,Norway. It is classified as a triple nave stave church of the so-called Sogn-type. This is also the best preserved of Norway’s 28 extant stave churches.

Borgund was built sometime between AD 1180 and 1250 with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name stave church. The 4 corner posts were connected to one another by ground sills, resting atop a stone foundation.1 The rest of the staves then rise from the ground sills, each stave notched and grooved along the sides so that they lock into one another, forming a sturdy wall.2

Roof detail of stave church

Roof detail of stave church

Door detail from Hededalen stave church, Valdres, Norway

Door detail from Hededalen stave church, Valdres, Norway


Fantoft Stave Church (Norwegian: Fantoft stavkirke) is a reconstructed stave church in the Fana borough of the city of Bergen, Norway.
The church was originally built in Fortun in Sogn, a village near inner or eastern end of Sognefjord around the year 1150. In the 19th century the church was threatened by demolition, as were hundreds of other stave churches in Norway. The church was bought by consul Fredrik Georg Gade and saved by moving it in pieces to Fantoft near (now in) Bergen in 1883.

Fantoft Stave Church (NorwegianFantoft stavkirke) is a reconstructed stave church in the Fana borough of the city of BergenNorway.

The church was originally built in Fortun in Sogn, a village near inner or eastern end of Sognefjord around the year 1150. In the 19th century the church was threatened by demolition, as were hundreds of other stave churches in Norway. The church was bought by consul Fredrik Georg Gade and saved by moving it in pieces to Fantoft near (now in) Bergen in 1883.


Heddal stave church (Heddal stavkirke) is a stave church located at Heddal in Notodden municipality, Norway.
The church is a triple nave stave church and is Norway’s largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century. After the reformation the church was in a very poor condition, and a restoration took place during 1849 - 1851. However, because those who did it didn’t have the necessary knowledge and skills, yet another restoration was necessary in the 1950’s. The interior is marked by the period after the Lutheran Reformation in 1536/1537 and is for a great part a result of the restoration that took place in the 1950’s.

What is known is that five peasants together with Sira Eilif built the church

Heddal stave church (Heddal stavkirke) is a stave church located at Heddal in Notodden municipality, Norway.

The church is a triple nave stave church and is Norway’s largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century. After the reformation the church was in a very poor condition, and a restoration took place during 1849 – 1851. However, because those who did it didn’t have the necessary knowledge and skills, yet another restoration was necessary in the 1950’s. The interior is marked by the period after the Lutheran Reformation in 1536/1537 and is for a great part a result of the restoration that took place in the 1950’s.

What is known is that five peasants together with Sira Eilif built the church