Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Stavanger is on top when it comes to the number of roundabouts in Norway.
This photo was taken last night around 22.15. and shows the brand new and very expensive construction that now leads pedestrians and cyclists around this busy place that has been there for years. Now it has become "slightly" wider than it was before.
Anyway, 40.000 cars are passing each day. I think it looks nice and the nice artwork adds something to the whole impression of the construction. I just hope those who normally "spray paint" our city will keep away so that people get a chance to see it.
The price? 119.million N.kr.......Yes, it is a lot of money no matter what currency! Those who want to express their feelings about it have done so in the newspaper and on TV.

15 comments:

Tracy said...

I am trying to picture 40,000 cars going in a circle. :-) No one here seems to have mastered the rules of the roundabouts. This one looks to be painted prettily.

Luis Gomez said...

Kind of cool. I like to see it in its busiest moment.

Rob and Mandy said...

We have Barcelona's bigggest roundabout in front of our house. But what amazes me in your photo... 22.15, almost bright daylight! I really should go and visit the north of Europe a bit more. But get rid of the mosquitoes rst, please.

James Mark said...

Amazing, but I wonder if 4 underpasses might not have been a lot cheaper.

rlkris said...

如果你不思考未來,你便不會有未來..................................................

Tash said...

It's fabulous! Is it really real? It's worth the price. great photo...where were you?

Halcyon said...

This is a very impressive round point! We have a few in Jackson, but most drivers don't understand the concept. I think they would be really confused with something like this.

Jacob said...

It looks very futuristic. I think it's wonderful to provide safe transport for pedestrians and bikers, but I do not like roundabouts...we have a few here and I find them most frustrating.

Kunal Bhatia said...

That's a whole lot of money! And, I can't believe the brightness at that hour.
- Mindless Mumbai

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It looks like it's levitating.

Gunn said...

This photo was taken from the roof of "Rica Forum Hotel", the highest hotel in our region. I used my big camera and took the following two photos also from the same place.

JM said...

Wish our roundabouts were as eye-catching as this one! Great shot!

Steffe said...

Wow, impressive roundabout it is.

Kaori said...

Love this shot! Expensive, but beautiful too!

Leif Hagen said...

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