Bergen Place Park filled with people last Friday afternoon for the second part of King Harald V's visit to Ballard. The King was there for the rededication of the Bergen Place Park mural, which was recently refurbished.
After a visit to Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, the King met the crowd at the mural. Mayor Ed Murray greeted the King for the dedication, along with other Seattleites still in good spirits after the Syttende Mai festival, which took place days before the King's visit.
The Ballard Centennial Bell tolled for his arrival and departure, with many in the audience able to recall the King's visit of 1995. King Harald dedicated the mural 20 years ago, and Harald’s father, King Olav V, dedicated the park in 1975.
While in Washington King Harald will also receive an Honorary Doctorate from Tacoma’s Pacific Lutheran University during its 125th anniversary commencement ceremony.More ›