Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Mathilde Christiane.




















If you have been to Sola Strand Hotell, you might have noticed this; Mathilde Christiane, looking at you from the reception area. She was at the front of a Swedish shipwreck found back in 1822 on the coast just outside the hotel.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Suddenly snow this morning.


















I was a bit surprised this morning by the amount of snow this late in April.

Monday, 24 April 2017

RUSS




















If you google "RUSS and NORWAY" you will find several images of people dressed in RED or BLUE clothes, decorated and looking quite strange to people who do not know what is going on.

Young people have started celebrating finishing their 13 years at school, that is the reason.

Some German tourists I met in town thought they were out demonstrating, but they are just having a good time at school and perhaps even more so outside the school.

These two young students Rut Elise and Katarina were out with the dogs.
They will be at the big RUSS event at KONGEPARKEN soon together with Russ from all over the country!

HAVE FUN!


Sunday, 23 April 2017

A bit of snow this morning.












A bit of snow this morning.
Image taken at Bråstein /Sandnes just after breakfast.
It was +3C.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Around 2 o'clock this afternoon.















Around 2 o'clock this afternoon.


I noticed the trendy PINK SHOES
AND people having a good time at the famous corner / pub /bar HANSEN HJØRNET.
A lovely day!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Good morning.
















Good morning!
A sunny and COLD day today.

A building that I like in Østervåg.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Depressing art.





















Depressing "art" seen in town.

Monday, 17 April 2017

BRUSTADBUA is OPEN when others have closed.















BRUSTADBUA has always some freshly made temptations....
Nice to buy some, before or after a walk around Mosvannet.


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Newborn baby.
















I went to the hospital this morning and while I was buying coffee at the entrance area, I noticed the little baby and her mother.

The mother told me that her baby girl was born on Thursday, so this cute little girl is only 3 days old.

Welcome to the world little girl!

May life treat you well!

Congratulations to her family with a new member.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Garden centres are open.

















We are lucky to have several good garden centres in and outside Stavanger.
Easter is a good time to start preparing the garden for a new season.

Today was COLD again, with a bit of wind, plus a bit of
rain and snow in the air....

I bought herbs, colourful plants are next on my wish list....

Friday, 14 April 2017

YELLOW.













Out on the beach today I noticed these two sporty happy teens, Hannah and Malene.
They were getting ready to surf out on the North Sea waves.

We have had a wonderful day.
Blue sky and lots of sunshine.

PS. YELLOW is GUL (in Norwegian)
For me, yellow is the colour of Easter.
Today, my photograph captures both the colour and the name (Gul).

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Opening in 5 minutes.

















The Irishman, the popular pub close to the Culture House is opening their doors in 5 minutes.
(In the old days, EVERYTHING was closed over Easter.....)

Looking nice and ready to have guests sitting outside too.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Arriving in town.














Arriving in town.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Ready for Easter.
















They are ready for EASTER.

Have a nice holiday time!

Monday, 10 April 2017

CLOSED

















So many shops have closed / are closing for good in Østervåg.
What is wrong?
Do we use the shopping malls outside the city centre, and don't use the city for shopping anymore?
Thanks to Italian BENETTON who have sold nice warm and colourful clothes for years.
The last few years there has been too much "Sisley" in the shop, so they have not earned much on me as a customer.

Ilse Jacobsen, Tommy Hilfiger are two other brands have also
given up.
Shopping malls or internet?

Sunday, 9 April 2017

A Sunny Sunday.





















Sunshine and a bit of warmth today.
People enjoying coffee etc. from the bakery.

(The sign and text is "similar" to an old Christian Easter song by Grundtvig.)



Saturday, 8 April 2017

One way or the other...

















Always good to know where to go.........

Friday, 7 April 2017

Holiday time....
















Lots of people have started their Easter Holiday today.
It is going to be empty in town.
Hopefully a bit of sunshine soon.
Happy weekend!
..... and Happy Easter!


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Women at work.















Women at work.
Shop, opening the door soon.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Landed.

















Landed at Våland.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Lazy afternoon.

















Lazy afternoon at Sola Strand Hotel.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Work by the German artist EVOL




















Work by the German artist EVOL.
From the NUART festival.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

An old beauty in town.
















Normally it is on bright sunny days that we can be lucky enough to see beautiful old cars out on the roads.

But yesterday was one of the rainy wet and windy ones.
Suddenly this old beauty passed me.

I think it will fit with the "WET" Theme Day photos.
For other images take a look here: http://cdpbthemeday.blogspot.no/2017/03/a-rainy-day-in-2015-in-university-city.html

Friday, 31 March 2017

Breitling WON today!

















What time is it?

Breitling WON today!

Kirkegaten / Church Rd. this morning.

Well, forget about the time, and enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Spring in the garden.


















Spring in the garden.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Living in a silo?
















Living in a silo.
Some farmers are quite creative.
This is from a place south of Stavanger.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

ROADWORK













ROADWORK........ takes time.

Monday, 27 March 2017

A German made beauty at the harbour.












This huge private yacht, also seen in yesterdays image, has been built in Germany.
The owner lives in the Middle East.
Luxury and beautiful design!
(Including swimming pool, beauty saloon and spa, space for a helicopter pad etc.)

Why it was in Stavanger is unknown, but the newspapers are referring to EU regulations, and saying that if it goes to a harbour outside EU, get the papers stamped, the owner can than get the VAT back.
In this case it would be around 190 million N.kr.


Safe journey "AMADEA"!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

OH HAPPY DAY!





















Else and Arne (Sørlie) were out on their bicycles today.
As some of you already know, I am always happy to meet happy people wearing happy colours!
We have a nice sunny day today!
 It feels good with a bit of warmth and spring in the air.

PS. The yacht did not belong to the couple.
More about it tomorrow.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Jeff Innocent.

















Comedy from London.
Jeff Innocent on the stage.
It was just GREAT to be in the audience last night in SANDNES.
We had a hilarious time!

Credit also to Jen Brister who  did a brilliant warm up performance!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Football supporters....





















A lot of Norwegians support English football teams.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

BLUE sky today!

















BLUE sky today!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Inside & Outside.
















Inside & Outside The Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Monday, 20 March 2017

Air traffic down 6,4 %

















The number of planes to and from Stavanger Airport is still going down dramatically!

There are several reasons for that, not only that people have become more concerned about the environment. More meetings are held without travelling, and companies in the area are cutting down on travel expenses as well as the number of employees

More and more people have to commute to find good work elsewhere.
The oil business is no longer what it used to be.

So those who are commuting, are at least keeping people in work at the airport.
Sad that several direct routes out to European cities have stopped.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

"Det dobbelte"
















Two Danish artists Lotte Dahlgaard and Ann Schmidt - Christensen have used different technics to create these  outfits.
Seen same place as yesterday's posting.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Out at Hå.

















A sunny day that reminded us about spring today.
After a long walk we went south to Hå Gamle Prestegård, an art and culture place where they had a new exhibition. Work by Karina Presttun and Kristina D. Aas.
Portraits weaved on textile.



Friday, 17 March 2017

Art by Kjell Pahr- Iversen.





















I like art by Kjell Pahr-Iversen.
His work is seen both inside and outside the Clarion
Hotel.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

A busy place...
















A busy place...
Also very nice.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Spring is just around the corner.....
















Spring is just around the corner.
It feels good.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Shelters.





















The sign "TILFLUKTSROM" means shelter.

I guess that we have several shelters around in the city.
So in case of a war, -  that is where to go.

Well, in normal daily life, this is also the door that leads down to a big parking area.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Norwegian Outlet Stavanger.
















NORWEGIAN OUTLET STAVANGER ( at Ålgård) is based outside the city.
It is a fairly "new" place, with lots of nice shops, the prices are usually lower than in other shops.
This is from my favourite shoe shop (Lille Vinkel Sko)
Nice service minded people working there.
This is Jessica.

I'll be back :-)


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Sunday walks.
















No matter what the weather is like. Sundays are often used for WALKS in the city or out in the countryside like here.
 It is probably the same all over the world?

Saturday, 11 March 2017

RED (and BLUE) in the weeks to come.

















When I saw this van / car I thought about all the RED (and BLUE) cars that will be used for RUSS (those who are finishing school at the age of 18 or 19 and celebrating in big style just before their exams.)
There will be plenty of them out on the roads in the weeks to come.


Friday, 10 March 2017

Parking.
















If you think it is cheap parking in Stavanger, you are wrong.
I thought it was free parking for handicapped, but NOT here.



Thursday, 9 March 2017

Happiness is found in simple things...





















Happiness is found in simple things...

Like here out in the woods, coffee and chocolate together with a very good friend.

Simple joy in life!

We got a bit of snow yesterday when we were out on our weekly "walk & talk".

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Quiet evening.



















Quiet evening at the old market place.
The Cathedral at the back.