Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Window shopping.




















Window shopping.

What to wear
or
what not to wear.


Kirkegaten / Church road.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Streetart at the Geopark.



















Streetart at the Geopark in Stavanger.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sunday morning.















(Last) Sunday morning.
Sporty people in town having a coffee break.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

KRISTINE BONNEVIE visiting Stavanger




















"KRISTINE BONNEVIE" visiting Stavanger.

Fishing Support Vessel.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Morning has broken.
















Morning has broken...

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Something missing?



















Something missing?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

KRIA, a beauty from the south.





















A beauty from the south, a Colin Archer boat made in Randesundet (near Kristiansand) back in 1983.
The couple had had her for 15 years and enjoyed lots of nice holidays & trips.
I met Astrid and John on Sunday, and I have to say that KRIA looked very well kept.

They told me that there is more info. on "Finn", and yes, the photos are a lot better than my snapshot, so do take a look if you know the site and are interested.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Not much life...





















Not much life in this shop at Prostebakken.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Antique market.





















This weekend there is a big event at Figgjohallen, south of Stavanger.
An eldorado for collectors and buyers of all things collectable, vintage, retro and of course antique.

So nice to take a look.

This is Ellen Ørnes. She has been the number one on Norwegian TV, as well as writing in magazines and her own books telling about all things that have to do with the different periods and styles etc.

For those who wanted a valuation of old items there were opportunities to do so.
People came from many places in Norway to show and sell from their collections.



Saturday, 11 November 2017

Yellow door.





















Number 2 is a white wooden house.
The entrance door is bright YELLOW, and that I like!

In Norwegian I would have said: Gult er kult.
Which means: Yellow is cool.
Anyway, it sounds better and it rhymes in Norwegian

Have a good weekend!

Friday, 10 November 2017

KUNSTGALLERIET





















Tomorrow is the big opening day for the new exhibition "Spina", at Kunstgalleriet in Madlaveien.
The artist Magne Furuholmen will be there at the opening at 13.00

It will run until December 10th.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Kongsborg from Torshavn.

















Kongsborg from Torshavn (Faroe Islands) is visiting Stavanger.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Autumn in the city.

















Autumn in the city.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Great poster!





















I just liked the creative way this shop does their advertising.
I don't know who the photographer or the model are, but WOW it's great work!

HappY new week everyone!

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sunday work.





















Some people have to work on Sundays.
If you walk through town on a Sunday morning, you will see lots of window cleaners in action.
Here is one doing a good job!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Retro poster.





















Retro communist poster seen on a lamppost in town.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Goodnight from Stavanger.




















Goodnight from Stavanger.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Raddisson BLU Atlantic Hotel

















The hotel Radisson BLU with a fantastic view!
Lots of work going on, but I guess they are opening the doors again soon.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

LYKKELAND.


















The filming of "LYKKELAND" finished in Stavanger yesterday.
It is a film about what happened in the 1960's when our city changed in to the OIL CITY.
Hopefully we will see it on NRK in the autumn of 2018.
There will be 8 TV episodes, and there are still lots of work to be done.
Filming abroad is on the agenda now.

Here you see two stylish men, Mr.Rakovic and Mr.Sandvik.
They worked as film extras and I had the pleasure to see them and others in action.



Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Halloween.





















HALLOWEEN

HAVE FUN !!!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Fleemarket at the Clarion Hotel.


















Yesterday Clarion Hotel had a flee market.
All the money went straight to an organisation "Kreftforeningen"
An important national organisation that has to do with cancer / cancerawarness.
Lots of people had given items like clothes, shoes, toys, books, bags, furniture etc.
And lots of people turned up, so I guess the result must have been very good.

Well done to CLARION HOTEL in Stavanger!

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Blowing in the wind.





















Gosh, what a night and what a day!

The wind and the big puddles of water....
We should have been using the 4X4, not the little cabriolet!

Luckily we did NOT get this on the cabriolet!
Someones trampoline landed on the cycle path/pavement.

And shortly after, and with a bit of good help, our car was back up on the country road after getting  stuck in a big water filled hole.

The car is parked in the garage, and the wind is even stronger now than this morning.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Early morning.



















Early morning walk.
This was before the rain and wind turned the afternoon and evening in to REAL autumn.
Good to have a nice and relaxed weekend!

Friday, 27 October 2017

Hafrsfjord area.




















Looking out over the Hafrsfjord area.
Some autumn colours.

GOD HELG!
HAPPY WEEKEND!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The Fishmarket.



















Reflection from a window at the fish market at Vågen.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Asta and Jenny.





















Asta and Jenny are full time pupils, but also working part time during the weeks /weekends.
You will find the fairly new PINK Ice Cream House at Kirkegaten / Churchroad.
I had heard people saying that the place was famous for good ice cream so I gave it a try on a not so warm autumn Sunday.

The taste was very good, but it melted too quickly.
Service was top and the place will probably do well, so central and also places to sit inside.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Looking good.





















We have got another sunny day.
The city looks pretty.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sunny Sunday.
















We have a sunny Sunday today!

Feels good!

On our citywalk today I found todays model, who was busy at work on a big tug vessel.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

We are all alike.















"Vi er alle like" or "We are all alike" is probably connected with the PRIDE festival earlier this year.
I have never seen the parade, but I guess it has developed in to a big event in Stavanger.
Politicians from several parties are taking part in the parade, and put out pictures on twitter and Facebook.
Is it all straight forward? No, we have some conservative people and some deeply religious people who have strong opinions against it, so from time to time there are big headlines in the newspapers about priests who don't want to marry couples of the same sex etc.

Friday, 20 October 2017

HaPpY weekend!

















HaPpy weekend!
Have FUN!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Outside the pub CARDINAL





















Perhaps the pub sign is new, or maybe it is just me looking UP and seeing things differently?
One thing is for sure; this is a pub that has a very good range of different types of beer.
Stavanger wants to be known for the good choices of beers, festivals and events.
But Trondheim city (further north) wants the same, so I guess there is some sort of competition going on.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Less than 10 days ago....


















Less than 10 days ago,
when the sun was out and the sky was BLUE.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Skur2
















Yesterday I visited Skur2, where Sunderø Gallery have an art exhibition with four artist showing contemporary artwork / pencil drawings.

This "Newborn Gray Whale" by the artist Solveig Bergene was already bought by a private collector.
(Probably a person with lots of space at home.)

The work measures 220 x 450 cm.

If you have a chance to go there, take a good look at the whale's EYE.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Two happy sisters.





















Two happy sisters on their way to the cinema to watch the film "Elias".
I asked their parents for permission to take and publish the photo.

They looked so smart with their very feminine outfits!

It seems to be a popular thing to do on Sundays .... go to the cinema, I mean.


Saturday, 14 October 2017

IVAR SKEI music shop














The unique and the BEST music shop I know about in all of Norway are closing their doors today!
After more than 100 years in business in Sandnes.

Nobody I know can match their knowledge in music, whatever field! Always service minded too.
Liv Reidun has been working there for 40 years and has created a cultural institution for a huge number of people, and she has also sold music at many festivals and concerts over the years.

Now times have changed, and many people buy music via the internet.

I feel sad when quality shops disappear, and in particular this one!

Today there was live music & a concert in the shop .... lots of grateful people, lots of flowers and lots of hugs!

Thank you Liv Reidun Gramstad! (Seen as number 3 from the left in todays photo.)




Friday, 13 October 2017

Johanna and her little brother.





















This is Johanna and her little brother.
The bronze statue is made by Svein Magnus Håvarstein.
It has been one of my favourites for many years.
It was given to the city, by Stavanger Aftenblad, our biggest local newspaper back in 1993.
"Johanna og Broremann" and the story by Ajax is well known for families from our area.

I also like the NUART version on the mural /wall by Ernest Zacharevic.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Cancer research.





















WELL DONE to all the farmers who are supporting cancer research.

Last year with PINK plastic out on the fields ... breast cancer.
This year there are BLUE ones too. Awareness and research on prostate cancer.

Some of the money they pay for the plastic goes straight to the research!

Again, WELL DONE!


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

AMPPARRITO from Spain.





















AMPPARRITO from Spain is the young artist of this fascinating art.
Part of NUART here in Stavanger.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

From Bangkok to Stavanger.





















This is Warut and Kratai from Bangkok.
They are having a two weeks holiday in Norway.
And they have explored places like Oslo, Flåm, Bergen and the Pulpit Rock.
Now it was time for Stavanger.
A nice couple, and looking very smart & trendy.

Soon you are back home, to your city and your own company.
I hope you will have even more good memories with you after the stop in Stavanger.
Nice meeting you both!


Monday, 9 October 2017

Well done & Happy faces.




















Todays image is from Bore beach, south of Stavanger.
Also from Eurosurf 2017.

Well done to the team from Scotland !

This is Mark "Scratch" Cameron in red, and Mark Boyd.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

EUROSURF 2017
















Today was day 2 at Eurosurf 2017, which is south of Stavanger this year.
I have never seen so many people on the beach.
Sunny day.
Here you see some of the Irish team together with the team manager to the left.
Best of luck!
Keep warm and do come back another time, when the water is not so cold!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

HI OCEAN ONE





















A Polish registrated sailing vessel has been seen in Stavanger.
The name was HI OCEAN ONE.
And I read Gdansk.... if I remember rightly.

Have a safe and nice journey!


Friday, 6 October 2017

Sunshine today.




















We had sunshine earlier today.
Lucky for all the people who were not working and able to enjoy it.
Keep warm and have a nice weekend!
This is a glimpse of one of several old wooden Sea Houses.
Now used for big events, like the October Festival etc.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

TREF





















The artist TREF is actually Therese Refvik from Stavanger, a young woman who have been putting up her art several places in town.

This one is one of my favourites.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

More heavy rain.














Just the way it is just NOW!


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Men at work...





















One of the tourist boats is getting a rinse.