Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
It seems like Swine flu is hitting Norway quite dramatically .....
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
The landscape along the fjords is varied. It can be just the fjords and mountains, but as in todays photo you can see trees and small wooden holiday cottages. Some have been in families for years and some are brand new. In any case they are wonderful places to take a quiet and relaxing break from the city.
Saturday, 24 October 2009
After I left the group of sporty women from Ski, a place outside Oslo, (yesterdays photo), I had a wonderful 3 hour trip with one of the boats from http://www.roedne.no
It was quite an International group of people who enjoyed the fjord trip and to see the famous mountain “Prekestolen”/ the Pulpit.
This is Maria from Madrid, who had seen a short film about Norway and the fjords..... She wanted to see it for herself, so on the spare of the moment she bought tickets and travelled here!! The day before she had been up to the top of “Prekestolen”
THE WINNER OF THE CD IS ROB (FROM BARCELONA)
Friday, 23 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Some of the small narrow streets in the centre of Stavanger, have a surface that is not always good for a brisk walk on high heals!:-)
Monday, 19 October 2009
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
"Breast Cancer" is a terrible illness, and this month there is a campaign on, with information and things to buy to support the research.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Parking in Stavanger can be difficult, annoying and also expensive.
But not paying for your parking can be worse....
Here is one ticket, and the car owner has to pay 500,-
or even more than 700 Norwegian kroner!!
I understand that people doing this kind of job, have a job to do.
BUT where has the politeness and the service gone? I have seen SOME of them being so rude to people, even to shop owners who were delivering big boxes in to their own shops. No mercy.
I was right, they are payed well, and do get a very good bonus for each ticket they print out...
One more thing, make sure you get your ticket from the right machine..... There are many different zones with different machines. Pick the wrong machine for the zone that you park in and it can be very expensive.....
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Yesterday evening I went with a friend to the annual local "Fashion awards show". It was an evening full of women who many probably had something to do with the fashion industry or just were out to take a look....
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Saturday turned out to be a bright and sunny day! ;-)
Friday, 9 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
What a colorful and happy face..... (I asked his mother if I was allowed to take a photo and put it out on the site. Unfortunately, I forgot to ask about his name. Sorry about that.)
I met them in the park near the Cathedral, where the organization “Byen” (”the City”) run the annual “Autumn Market”.
Pony riding, some animals to take a look at, homemade food and various articles for sale.
Hopefully lots of people will come and take a look over the next few days!;-)
Anyway, the morning started with rain showers, hale and thunder, than a bit of sunshine and more rain..... I seriously have to put on warmer clothes!!
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
This is Norwegian “Skoleboller”, or in English “ School Buns” filled with custard and topped with coconut and a confectioner’s sugar glaze.
It is a type of pastry you can get at any bakery, and many grocery stores as well as some ferry kiosks and cafés. Kids make them at school and parents who take the time, make them at home.
They are very popular, especially for school kids......
Monday, 5 October 2009
Yesterday when I was out photographing traffic and rain, I met these two young students,
SALMAN (who has started studying computer science) and ASAD (who is in his 2nd. year with construction engineering). They are both from Punjab in Pakistan, but did not know each other until they met here where they are University students, and living at the same student home. Good luck with your studies,- and I also hope you have a really good time here in Stavanger!
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Saturday, 3 October 2009
This evening I have been to http://www.sandnesbrygge.no
It is the last day of the Humour Festival, and tonights show was called
“Fedre på Felgen”. It was FUN, but also very different to the other two shows I have put out on the blog. And I think that is one of the things I like, the range of different styles.
Tonight there were mainly “aduls” in the audience. When I left I thought “cosy” was the most correct word to describe the evening.
(There are multiple events happening throughout the region, some occurring at the same time.)
Friday, 2 October 2009
Last year everyone in Stavanger could get A FREE BOOK, and that was a big success.
So the library together with the Culturhouse, the trade union and a big business organization have this year printed the book ”Fortuna” by our famous writer Alexander L. Kielland ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Kielland )
Some got it by post, but most people picked it up from the library as this young woman is doing.
I think it is a great idea! Perhaps something to do in your city too??