Friday, 2 October 2015
The schools have just given all the pupils and teachers a weeks holiday. Some might be going away, even abroad, others will just relax at home. Anyway, happy weekend and happy holidays!
This is an image taken around the harbour. The small white houses at the back are part of what we call Old Stavanger.
Thursday, 1 October 2015
"Happy Fucking Days" that is the title of Bortusk Leer's colourful art.
And it made me SMILE.
Something so childish, so colourful and happy about it.
Well, if you want to find out more, please read the link here: http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/events/reed-projects-presents-bortusk-leer-happy-fucking-days-stavanger-norway/#.Vg1ESOmOLlI
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
What I call a bonus, is to live so close to the North Sea, the coastline and the beaches.
You can reach several of them if you head south and out of the city.
This is Orre, about 30-40 minutes by car from the city centre.
I love the open landscape, and I love these places for long walks. It is probably one of the things I would have missed the most, if I should have moved away from the area.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Monday, 28 September 2015
Stavanger would not have developed to the extent it did during the industrial period, if it wasn't for all the women who worked very long days in the industry.
In the beginning they did not have permanent jobs and they worked very hard, sometimes even bringing their children to work.
Later as laws and regulations were introduced, things became better.
This is a fine example of one of the many workers who made Stavanger famous, in this case, working in the canning industry.
The statue is made by Hugo Frank Wathne, and is placed at what we call,
Østre Bydel (East part of the town).