Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Monday, 20 November 2017
Sunday, 19 November 2017
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Friday, 17 November 2017
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
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
Sunday, 12 November 2017
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
Friday, 10 November 2017
Thursday, 9 November 2017
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Monday, 6 November 2017
Sunday, 5 November 2017
Saturday, 4 November 2017
Friday, 3 November 2017
Thursday, 2 November 2017
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
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
Monday, 30 October 2017
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
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
Friday, 27 October 2017
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
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
Sunday, 22 October 2017
Saturday, 21 October 2017
"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
Thursday, 19 October 2017
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
Monday, 16 October 2017
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
Saturday, 14 October 2017
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
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
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
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!