It is amazing what kids can be organized to do!
Thursday, 31 March 2011
It is amazing what kids can be organized to do!
I heard the bang-bang-bang sound, and looked up when I came out of the car park.
It was a form of rehearsal before KULTURSKOLEN, see http://www.linksidene.no/kulturskole
starts celebrating 50 years of many different cultural activities. So over the next 3 days, these kids will be performing concerts outside this building, which is also a neighbor to the cathedral.
bang-bang-bang. I hope the kids will have a FUN time, no matter what the weather is like.
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Have you ever thought about how many trolleys have been stolen and left in all sorts of strange places??
Some months back I saw an art project put together in a book, where people from all over the world had collected photos of these, more or less, destroyed trolleys.
When I passed this corner at "Stavanger Kunstforening" I suddenly saw this bright trolley in front of a sign, directly translated "Art builds up" or perhaps more correctly, "Art develops".
I guess ART is very very different for each one of us!:)
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
The youngest author debutant this year is this man from Stavanger.
ERIK MELING SELE, a 23 year old civil and environmental engineering student at NTNU in Trondheim, who was back in his hometown to promote and celebrate his first book last Thursday.
Those of us who had the chance to be there, received a copy of his book "The Coffin", which you see at the back of him.
He told us that he was inspired by Roald Dahl's short stories.
He wrote this collection of crime stories while he was studying, and taking part in several other activities for the students.
So that is what I will start reading tonight.
What are you reading at the moment?
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Today I meet VILDE, INGA and IDA. They are teenage girls who were around in the city centre together with other people who are involved in a campaign by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, and they were out promoting the event in Stavanger.
I had an appointment today, and could not take part, but as always, I was carrying a camera and had the opportunity to take a photo.
And I promissed to put out this link: http://www.amnesty.no
The campaign has to do with a situation in Nairobi, where poor people are forced to move out of their homes!
I hope these 3 young girls will keep their enthusiasm, and work, put effort and time in to this and other important cases that they will see in the years to come.
Friday, 25 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Our little friend, Anna! (age: 3,5 years)
She is so full of energy, lots of FUN, talkative and always curious about LIFE.
She loves her family and lots of friends, and also lots of things.
Pink things are high up on her list.
Anna danced in the park, and if you study the picture, you will see the men playing accordion in the background.
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
"Wow, this is really nice" was my first thought when I saw this on my "Design tour" last Friday.
The sculpture is made by a Dutch guy, JOS OTTEN who I have never seen or heard about before. He is a very very talented artist, who is living on a small island that is just a few minutes journey by boat from the city centre here.
Take a look at his web page for even more artistic items.
Info. also in English and Dutch.
Monday, 21 March 2011
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
Over night we got more snow!
Not that much, but I have to say that yesterday had the feeling of spring (or autumn) but today it was back to winter.
This is Ledaal, a Royal Mansion, that I visited today together with many other people who got a guided tour from the architect who is in charge of keeping the place maintained in accordance with the original period and style of the building.
More info. you can find here. http://www.stavanger.museum.no/default.aspx?ChannelID=1180
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Did you know that we have missionaries here in Stavanger??
Well these two young men, the one with the glasses came from Utah/USA and the other one from Canada, wanted to have a chat when I was in a rush to an appointment in the city centre.
I didn't have much time for them or the unique message that they wanted to share.
Anyway, I have not met many missionaries here.
I thought they mainly went to Africa.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Another image from yesterdays walk early in the morning.
This place is only 5-10 minutes from the city centre by car.
While there walking out in the snow..... my iphone received a "CNN breaking news", about the disaster happening in Japan. Since then many of my thoughts have had something to do with the country that I have only visited once in my life, and to fellow bloggers like Nori in Hiroshima and Anna in Utsunomiya.
My condolences go to the Japanese people.
Friday, 11 March 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
The Stavanger Museum is the main one, but we have several other interesting museums named MUST (MUseums STavanger).
As a child I went there with my dad, and with the school.
As an adult I have to admit it was the exhibition in 2008 I will remember: see link here
Take a look at all the 12 photos.
The picture of the buildings are from this afternoon.
We have had snow, rain and sunshine today!:)
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
I felt so welcome when I entered "Godt Brød" at Eiganes, yesterday morning. (An ecological cafe and bakery.)
Karen who is a young Stavanger woman was busy working, but I got both coffee, something healthy and something not sooooo healthy, but very tasty. It is nice to have something good in a friendly , cosy, warm place with that wonderful smell of freshly baked products.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
The World Ski Championship has sent hours of direct TV and updates from Oslo over the last 11 days, where skiers from many countries have been competing for medals and to become famous and rich. PETTER NORTHUG (seen on the big screen in the photo) was the Norwegian skier who won the most gold and silver medals! More info. from http://www.oslo2011.no/en/
Many workplaces have noticed an increase in internet activity during the working day since the games began.
Quite a lot of places have put up big screens, like here at the airport.
Even the Norwegian Government had a break to watch the championship on the TV today.
Take a look here (our foreign minister to the left. our PM sitting next to the woman in a red jumper.)
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Do you think this man would say YES to paying 5 kr. for a kiss on the cheek from this "bride to be" in the blue dress?
I popped in to Kvadrat (Norways biggest shopping mall ) for a couple of things today, and there were several people (both young men and women that are about to get married) who had been forced out by their friends to do crazy and embarrassing things in front of strangers. All documented, photographed and videoed by their close friends....... and part of being prepared for the wedding:)
Friday, 4 March 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
This is not a Norwegian attempt at building a copy of the Eiffel tower.
It is easy to spot while driving on the motorway ( E39) in to the city centre.
ULLRIGG is the name, it is a rig used for testing drilling technology and training.
I have never been invited to see inside, but if they do ever have an open day I will be there.
But now I know someone who is working there, so I suddenly got an interest for the company, and our city is also the "oil capital" of Norway.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
This is a nice place for walks. And even on a grey day you can see many young and old women out with their babies around Mosvannet.
One thing I seriously don`t understand is WHY do they all choose BLACK ?
Where are all the colors, the individuality and cheerfulness with colors?
I once heard Tove Steinbo, who is an expert on colors, saying that seeing mums in a cafe, all wearing black must have some influence on their kids who are surrounded with so little colors.
Seriously, when I see a happy and colorful mum..... I will grab my camera..... and take a photo!:)