Sunday, 31 July 2016

ØLBERG harbour.

Ølberg harbour.
Peaceful and tranquil.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Out on the road again....

Looked old ( the jeep I mean )
Happy driver in his old army jeep.
Not a common thing to see here.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Flowers in Sandnes.

I just have to show you this....

Sandnes is good at beautiful details here and there.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Thank You Nespresso!

We were suddenly invited for breakfast in town, - one morning during the food festival.
It was delicious !

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

DAPHNE from the Cologne area in Germany.

Yesterday on my way for a walk on the beach I met a woman, who had been on holiday with her family for 2-3 weeks. She has this beautiful name Daphne. ( I had to read up on Greek mythology when I came home.)
Today it is pouring down with rain, so it is good that you have a solid holiday home / caravan. Have a safe journey on the sometimes narrow roads we have here in Norway, and safe journey back to the Cologne area where you live in Germany.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

New art in town.

We have got a new decorated wall in town.
SKUR 6, near the harbour.
It was made by the artist and freelance illustrator Anette Moi, and done for the food festival.

Do you like it?

Monday, 25 July 2016

Jackie in old Stavanger.

This is Jackie from London.
She works for a German bank in the city, the financial district of London.
It was her first time in Stavanger (and Norway.)
I asked her how she could describe our city, and she said she found it a slower pace and more relaxed.
Hope you have had a good holiday and take good memories back home with you.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

The food festival finished last night.

The food festival (GLADMAT) is over for this year.
It has been a popular festival for lots of people.
Here you can see just a bit of the constant flow of people walking along the harbour area during the festival. It was difficult to find a table yesterday, but we managed at the end, and also had a few drinks at different places. 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

GLADMAT in Fargegaten.

This year the food festival "GLADMAT" extended to different places around in town.
The colourful street "FARGEGATEN" had lots of places for food and drinks.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Festival visitors.

More visitors at the food festival.
They had found a nice place on the side of the harbour, not far away from the concert house, and were enjoying the food, drinks, and happy atmosphere.

The food festival are reckoning that there will be around 250.000 visitors.
Perhaps even more now, since the weather is so good:)

Thursday, 21 July 2016


The annual food festival (GLADMAT) is on now, and so far, has had sunshine and really nice summer temperatures.
Walking around looking for something to put out here. I guess what I thought most represented the festival, was not so much the few new things, but mainly all of the happy people who enjoyed the event with friends or family. For some it is a tradition to meet up, have something nice to eat and drink, and just relax in town.

These four Ladies where just doing that!
Having a good time!
"You know, we are all 85 years old" one of them told me.
Happy summer to all of you!!!!

On the blog ( you can find more images from the event the last 7-8 years.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


LYSEBOTN is a village in Forsand municipality in our county, Rogaland.
It is located at the eastern end of LYSEFJORDEN, in a very isolated valley that you can only accessible by one road or by boat.

As you can see it was foggy and rain yesterday.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Last Saturday Pokémon GO was launched in Norway.
The game is obviously keeping people busy.
They can be seen wondering all over the city these days.

Monday, 18 July 2016

The Three Swords.

This monument (Swords in Rock) was unveiled by king Olav back in 1983.
The swords were a gift from a local bank, and made out of stone by sculptor Fritz Røed.
They are 10 metres tall.

In the year 872 several kings were fighting here at Hafrsfjord, the battle was to unite all small kingdoms into one,
King Harald Fairhair won and became the king.

This is Vilma and Vanessa from Lima (Peru)
Vanessa is living in Norway, with husband and child.
Thanks for being my models V&V.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Simple joy.

A little treat at Utstein Kloster (An old Monastry north of town) were they have a nice market this weekend.
Simple joy, coffee & cupcake.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Religion in Russian contemporary art, seen at Hå.

A new exhibition at the old Vicarage, Hå Gamle Prestegård.
This time it is "Religion in Russian Contemporary Art"
I liked this " The key to Paradise" by Andrei Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov.
It is 250 x 500 cm, so it is huge.
And it was made in 2014.

Friday, 15 July 2016


This house has become a "landmark" at Eiganes ...

Thursday, 14 July 2016


Peonies from our garden.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Old Stavanger.

Old Stavanger is close to the harbour, and has some picturesque small white old wooden houses.
Here is a big cruise ship arriving.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Remember to smell the roses...

Remember to smell the roses...

Monday, 11 July 2016

Some bright colours on a rainy day.

It is nice to see some happy and bright colours on a grey rainy day.
This is what I call a typical allotment cottage here in Stavanger.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

ATLANTICA, from Gøteborg.

ATLANTICA (from Gøteborg, Sweden)
Also seen in yesterdays posting.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

A Swedish Beauty.

A Swedish Beauty at the harbour.

Friday, 8 July 2016


A small stabbur seen in an allotment garden.
It is quite unusual to see one in a city, so this is one to remember.
Out in the countryside some farms have had these for decades, and in the old days they were used to store food, meat as well as fruit and vegetables. Most did not have windows, and they were built on stilts, so that the floor was raised well above the ground, to prevent pests coming in.
Today many of them have been upgraded and turned in to guest quarters for visitors and tourists.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

"One" in Stavanger.

This is street art made by a duo from Bergen & Oslo.
I discovered it a couple of days ago, and it is quite big.
More info. at

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Wakey - Wakey

GOD MORGEN / Good morning.
It is time to get up and OUT to explore STAVANGER.

Imagine how many tourists there are on this little space that are our city.
Soon they will all be out & about.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Evening sun.

Evening sun over the Sola Strand (Beach) Hotel and the fields nearby.

Monday, 4 July 2016

TROND and his RIB-boat.

This man has found a smart way to go to work.
He uses the RIB and parks it at Vågen. It can't be more central than that.
TROND only takes 15 minutes in his RIB boat, and the family can enjoy a summer at the cottage.
A bit of sunshine today, after a few rain showers in the morning.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

The SEAFLOWER is here.

Isn't she a beauty?

The luxury yacht was just showing her beauty at our harbour today.

One family on holiday.

Look at the images here.
Don't you think that could be a holiday to remember in surroundings like this.

I asked the crew where they were heading, and the Irish guy told me about LYSEFJORD and heading north to ÅLESUND....

So look out for her if you are on the west coast of Norway now.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Art at the railway station.

I had a look around, while waiting for the train....
This is at Sandnes, 15 minutes by train, south of Stavanger.
They are good at putting up art several places in the town.

Friday, 1 July 2016