Friday, 22 May 2015

NOT made in Norway.















I still find it strange to see all the things, clothes and souvenirs made in China, and as in this photo, handmade children's clothes from Peru.

Why can't Stavanger tell tourists that we actually have many people who are excellent ambassadors for real HANDMADE items from Norway.

As a tourist I would have felt cheated if I came home with something that I thought was typical for the country I visited.....only to find out later that it was made on the other side of the planet.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Where to park?













The parking warden sounded determined to tell the people working on what is soon going to be Starbucks, how they could get permission to drive and park nearby.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A sign of spring.


















A nice sign of spring seen at Østervåg.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

BLACK WATCH,- Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

















BLACK WATCH was visiting Stavanger today, and left for Liverpool / UK about an hour ago.
It is a cruise ship made in Finland, and it was first named "Royal Viking Star".
It can take 804 passengers and 330 crew members.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Work by ROA.





















Yes, I know it is not fair to show just part of the artistic work by ROA.

This one was done as a part of the NUART FESTIVALS, back in 2012.

I parked the car nearby and suddenly saw this fascinating work!
One day I hope to show you more.


Sunday, 17 May 2015

It is our National Day today.





















Today I have seen many beautiful national costumes, we call them BUNAD.
Here you see a male "bunad" on one of todays models.
He was out with his pet pig, GOLIAT, who was happy to be out celebrating and sniffing around.
Goliat was also decorated with a ribbon in red-white-blue.

Some people start their barbecue season today, and most children are allowed to eat as much ice cream as they can manage.

Rain and sunshine.
There are always lots of things happening around the whole country, and celebrations going on at schools, with family and friends, out on oil rigs as well as abroad when we celebrate our 17.MAI / Norways National Day.




Saturday, 16 May 2015

Inside the Indian restaurant.














Mogul, the old Indian restaurant has a new fresh style,
(I still miss Rita and her always welcoming smile)
Good food, and still a nice place with new owners.