Wednesday, 30 May 2012
It is the time of year, when thousands of people are out on strike again.
The unions are saying that they are prepared to strike for a very long time if necessary.
Schools have closed, prisoners have been asked to go back into society again, because the staff are on strike. Homes for elderly people have less people working. Kids are going to their parents workplaces or are staying with grandparents, if they are not working or on strike... Some airports are on strike and the pilots will not receive proper weather forecasts........
Public offices are also involved.
Strange in a way.
Have you ever been effected by a strike?
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
This is a "Norwegian" plane, who have photos of several more or less famous people who are all dead, that now have been put up on their planes. ( With permission from relatives.)
This is Aril Edvardsen, a Evangelic preacher and missionary who died back in 2008.
If you see a "Norwegian" plane, you might get a glimpse of Thor Heyerdahl, Sonja Henie, Fridtjof Nansen etc.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Friday, 25 May 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Neset Zuhel in action!
He is busy cleaning / repainting walls all over the Stavanger area.
He told me that he used only 1000 liter paint AND chemicals, a bit less than the year before.
Just like me he photograph the tagging, and I guess he will manage to see that some walls have been done by the same person.
I guess our city would have looked very different, without the work he do.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Friday, 18 May 2012
Thursday, 17 May 2012
It is our NATIONAL DAY, and most shops have decorated with red, blue and white.
(The colors of our flag.)
Some people dress up in their smartest outfit. But these dresses have to be used inside.
Rain most places in Norway today.
GRATULERER med dagen, også til dere norske i utlandet.
(Please click on the "17.mai" under the text, after labels.)
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
The biggest cruise ship I have seen so far this year, is VENTURA.
It was here yesterday from 07.30 to 18.00. It was a day with a bit of sunshine,- and too much rain.
There is a lot of security around these ships I was told. Also fantastic opportunities to go to different restaurants, shows etc.
Take a look at: http://www.pocruises.com/Cruise-Ships/Ventura/Ship-Overview/
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Saturday, 12 May 2012
The manager Karl Erik Pallesen who here is photographed with one of his staff , Heidi Bertelsen, sounded enthusiastic, and if the people working at the fish marked will continue that way, give good service and advices this will be a popular place.
It is open from 09-21, so when you are in town, test out the food.
Friday, 11 May 2012
FISKETORGET, our fish market has changed, and I had a quick look one morning.
Looks promising. Not so big, but looks like they have a huge variety for sale, and even a restaurant next door. This is a place also many tourist will like. Situated right at the harbor and city centre.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
The artist had more artistic talents. Here he is, number two from the right, together with John Øyvind Eggesbø, Erling Berge, Einar Pettersen and Ole Karsten Sundlisæter, I can't tell you who is who.
Anyway they gave a concert with Gregorian songs.
That was a great little concert!
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012
A very special boat had turned up at the harbor. After a closer look I realized it was not what I thought, it was actually a Danish art installation, to make us become more aware of UN's aim for 2015.
The "refugees' ship" is here tomorrow too.
(Cold windy day, and even a bit of SNOW this afternoon and evening.)
Friday, 4 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Yes, it is possible to take an outdoor swim all year round at "Gamlingen".
Some people get addicted to the use of this place, and some even turn up really early in the morning, before going to work.
One of the lifeguards told me it is very popular, and half of the people using it are not Norwegian.
Anette Hellberg, is an active swimmer (some time back, according to her), who was sporty to say yes to be todays model! Thanks sporty woman!
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
It has been a lovely warm and sunny Mayday. Most people have had the day off from work.
Some political activities have happened several places around the city, and a huge number of motor cyclists have been out on the road. The motorcycle "parade" is a big event with people watching from the bridges over the motorway. While this "parade" is heading into the town center, the motorway is partly closed to other traffic. So, there I was stuck in a queue instead of photographing it... so next year... :)
Many people have used today to simply tidy up in the house, garage or garden. Perfect day for it!
Todays photo shows that public places need spring cleaning too:(