Torvet -- Born in 995, Olav Haraldsson was a remarkably
successful Viking chieftain and mercenary. His exploits extended from
Normandy, Ireland to Finland, culminating in his claim of the Nordic crown
in 1015. A zealous Christian convert, Olav fought ruthlessly against his
pagan subjects and neighbors, and lost his life at the battle of
Stiklestad in 1030. His canonization five years later became the first
great milestone of shared Scandinavian history.
These photos are taken with the
Canon G1 digital camera.