Now you can nominate bergers for the “Walk of Fame”
Aurora Aksnes is the youngest to be honored on Bergens own Walk of Fame. Photo: Kai Svellingen Flatekvål
By Varg Lukas Folkman 24. august 2017, kl. 20:32
New names will be added to Bergens Walk of Fame. Who will get the tenth is up to BA readers to decide.
"It's an absolutely beautiful way to be honored," says Aurora Aksnes.
She is one in ten Bergers who will be immortalized in Nøstegaten on september 8th. A number of new names will be cemented in Bergen's own Walk of Fame. Nine of them are determined in advance and one is up to BA's readers to decide. Suggestions for names should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the "Walk of Fame" email link. This is the last time BA's readers get to decide.
Famous Bergen people
"It's very nice to think I'll be there long after I'm dead," says Aurora.
She is the youngest of the nine famous names who get their place in Nøstegaten. That age does not prevent anyone from being honored seems justified in her case, and about that measure in general she is positive.
"It's nice to think that one will be there for a long time. Becoming a part of Bergen that way. Part of the earth.”
The nine names are Anne Randine Øverby, Jan Eggum, Davy Wathne, Arne Mæland, Aurora Aksnes, Tor Endresen, Brothers Thue, Leo Ajkic and Thorstein Selvik.
Jan Eggum was the winner the last time BA's readers voted for one of the names to be laid in stone. Placement of the star to Eggum was then announced, and he is therefore one of the ten who are to be honored on September 8th.
"They're still shouting at me on the square, saying, "Eggum, it's so nice to have you back. " It's really fun to get such a star, and it's nice that we have got such a thing in Bergen, Eggum told BA when it became known earlier that he won the BA's vote.
“It's very nice to think I'll be there long after I'm dead.” -Aurora Aksnes-
25 to now
- Terribly many, says Roger Iversen.
He is one of the driving forces behind the “Walk of Fame” project, and tells how many suggestions for the “Walk of Fame” names they have received.
- It's the qualification of the election. There are many listed, "he says.
To BA's readers, he says that they must choose with their heart.
"Is it a person they feel has done a lot and has lasted for many years, that’s how you nominate.
He states that age is not a criterion, Aurora, who is one of those who gets a star in “the Walk” on september 8th, was born in 1996 but speaks and appeals to those who have lived a lifetime.
With the ten new names, the total number of Bergers honored will now be 25.
Iversen confirms that the pace hereafter will be lowered.
"We will slow down the pace to three names a year.
Who gets his name in stone in the next few years will be determined by Bergens Avisen from now on.
How awesome is that?! Los Angeles, meh - Bergen is the place to be 😎
Thank you very much for translating all that, Aks!
Also am I the only one that hates it and wants to be in childish denial, when Aurora says stuff like 'when im dead', 'might not be here tomorrow' etc - which she really does seem to enjoy doing A LOT 😅
This story has also been covered by local news agency 'Os og Fusaposten'. Although the full article is behind a paywall, we can at least see the following photograph from the day, showing Aurora with fellow honouree, local painter and sculptor Arne Mæland.