Vroom - vroom. I heard the sound before I actually saw the two young guys and their RC cars.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
Sunday, 29 May 2011
I guess you (or I) must be nearly blind, if we don`t see this sign, saying EYE:)
For months I have been struggling with infections, and I have been at this building before, and will have to go back. "Things take time", but yesterday I was lucky to have a doctor who, without me asking, sent a message to this department. So hopefully the new medicine will help for the time being, and the doctors e-mail will get things moving a little faster.
Otherwise I carry my sun glasses, but rain and +11 is not what I call summer.
Anyway, I have had an ok and very relaxed day!
Hope you had the same!
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
We don`t have a tube station or an underground here in Stavanger.
But when I saw the sign "Kings Cross" my thoughts went straight to London.
Anyway this is part of the "Salvation Army"`s building, close to the Bus Terminal.
They do lots of good work for people who need help, and I guess that is all over the world, since it is an international organization.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
It is a busy time at the university in Stavanger, lots to read and revise before the exams.
This is Maria (from Odda) who is giving her friend and fellow student Ingvild (from Oslo) a shoulder massage. They were studying Human Resources, or perhaps to be more precise, management and social science.
Best of luck to both of you!!
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Probably the most "sporty" statue in town.
It is just outside Stavanger Stadium (The old home of the Viking football team).
I have never stopped to look at it before, but it must have been decorated on our national day, so this time I saw it very differently and it made me stop and take a closer look.
Anyway, it was put up in 1958 and was made by Magne Vigrestad in memory of all the Norwegian sportsmen who lost their lives during the second world war.
Friday, 20 May 2011
I sometimes wonder how we in Norway would have coped if it was not for the young Swedish people who are here working.
This is JESPER EDSJÖ, from Gothenburg in Sweden. When he applied for work he got 7 positive answers! Not bad!:)
Well he will soon be working in Austria, a leader for walking tours in the Alps.
He has his sport education as well as being a travel agent. In the winter he will work as a ski instructor in Austria
Thanks for the help in the shop!
Best of luck with new challenges Jesper!
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
This is the family Jaatun from Sandnes, who were up early this morning to celebrate our National Day in Stavanger. I am sure they have had a nice day, even with some rain and a temperature of only +10C to +12C.
I can't really manage to get just one photo to tell you how the day has been, so therefore I am perhaps cheating, but I have added a couple of links, one from our biggest local newspaper, follow the arrow to the right and you will see 19 photos from the parade. http://www.aftenbladet.no/lokalt/Yrende-folkeliv-i-og-utenfor-Folketoget-2810645.html
And a YouTube film with our National anthem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhhStVKawbk
Norwegian students and Norwegian companies have celebrated all over the world, some at the ambassadors residence or at Norwegian schools.
Mummy, in todays photo came from Brooklyn.
I later found out that there are 170 nationalities in Stavanger. The city had an international celebration in a park today, with international food, music, games and speeches, also from the mayor who is about to leave for another job after 16 years in politics for Stavanger.
Monday, 16 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
A modified view of the "Geo Park".
Soon all of the "allowed" graffiti will be cleaned away. We are heading towards election time here, and some of the politicians are more than happy to suddenly involve themselves in anything that they think will earn them some "browny points". The future of the geo park is one of the hot topics here, and of course, there are plenty of browny points for the taking.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Friday, 13 May 2011
Friday the 13 th. ...... and the BLOGGING system did not work! But perhaps the comments on my last few postings will be back soon?
Anyway, today I will post a photo taken at the market place yesterday afternoon.
I guess this is the way to relax.
Have a nice weekend everyone!
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
I have been to the "Rogaland Teater", our local theatre, to a very nice "Open day and sale of costumes"
This is Kristine Aanestad, from Klepp, but has been living in Stavanger for several years. She found more than the hat.... Actually, she found some nice outfits that had this Jackie Onassis style!
Friday, 6 May 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Monday, 2 May 2011
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Yesterday I had the pleasure to visit and see this beautiful ship, an Italian beauty from the Masarati factory. The couple/owners are living there full time, it is their home with plenty of space both inside and out on several decks. I learned that this is the biggest privately owned ship in Norway (several similar or larger ships are owned by Norwegian companies).
The man who you see doing some maintenance work on the boat (if you enlarge the photo), has been working as a captain for many years and had his own company too. Beautiful design, and I really liked all the woodwork, cherrytree etc. I wish the couple and their dog a safe and nice journey to Lisbon /Portugal, perhaps later in the summer.