Monday, 24 July 2017
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Saturday, 22 July 2017
Friday, 21 July 2017
TODAY was the BIG DAY for 9 couples who got married at the same time in Stavanger Cathedral.
It happened in cooperation with the food festival "GLADMAT" who provided beautiful cakes etc.
A very unique event, and a very different bunch of people.
The whole service was well done, not too formal, with music and lots of joy and happiness.
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Most of you who are living in the area, know that there is the annual food festival on now.
If you follow my blog on Facebook you will see a glimpse from the first day. Tomorrow I hope to show you something more.
Tonight I just have to show you an image from my archive, flowers from my favourite florist in town.
Goodnight from Stavanger.
We have had a good day, also sunny, and hopefully the rain we have now will be gone by tomorrow morning.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Monday, 17 July 2017
Sunday, 16 July 2017
I have been to "Sjå Inge", the place on the corner of Breigaten /Østervåg, that used to be a place with French pastries etc.
Now there is a new owner, new concept and of course a new menu. The place has changed quite a bit.
My friend and I went for what we called brunch.
Tasty food and friendly service.
Saturday, 15 July 2017
It was nice to meet this group of tourists from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia.)
I wish that I had more time to ask them about their trip.
But they had flown from Kuala Lumpur to Oslo, and started their bus trip with a stop in Stavanger, later continuing to Bergen, Geiranger and Molde, before heading back to Oslo for the return to Malaysia.
They were busy filming and photographing nuart murals around the town, and I showed them a few more up the road.
To all of you; HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY!
Friday, 14 July 2017
Have you heard about AYLA THE FOX ?
She is a real fox, rescued from a fox farm, and living with a family south of Stavanger.
Please search aylathefox on instagram, or AYLA THE FOX on youtube.
I saw the sign, and thought I should introduce you to her life in Norway.
Unfortunately, she has not yet been found....
I hope she will be back home soon!
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Between 1946 and 1979 we had a factory STAVANGER FLINT here in Stavanger, that produced items that were very popular in Norway and Scandinavia, but also exported to 28 countries. Today people all over the world who are collectors can be lucky to find these items via internet.
This is a design by Jonas Hinna, who lived and worked in Stavanger most of his life.
(He also worked as a decor painter in the USA for 5 years)
This is part of a collection, named "Norske Bunader", that means Norwegian National Costumes, and this represents the area Telemark.
On the other side it is decorated with mountains and skiers, also well known for the place and ski technique named Telemark.
The stave church "Heddal" is famous.
Some of you might have been there ?
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Monday, 10 July 2017
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Mainly grey days over here in the Stavanger area.
But wow, what a surprise with sunshine yesterday afternoon/evening!
We went for a walk on the beach yesterday evening.
Our dog doesn't bother so much about the weather. Here she is taking an overview out over the North Sea on the beach at Sola.
The time was just after 22.00 when this photo was taken. Still light. The maximum daytime temperature yesterday was around +14C
Saturday, 8 July 2017
Friday, 7 July 2017
Thursday, 6 July 2017
Obrestad Lighthouse is situated about 35km south of Stavanger.
The art and culture centre, Hå Gamle Prestegård you can see in the distance.
If you are interested to rent a studio /flat or even one of the houses on the properties you can do so.
www.lighthousesofnorway.com is a good place for more information.
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Monday, 3 July 2017
Sunday, 2 July 2017
"Power to the bees" is the title for this years summer exhibition at Hå Gamle Prestegård.
An art and culture centre about 1 hour drive south of Stavanger.
Today there was quite a big group of visitors but unfortunately no guided tour.
It would have been interesting to hear more about the artists:
Sabino Guiso (Mexico), Louis Masai (UK), Stanislaw Brach (Polen,) Ann Kristine Aanonsen and Sidsel Hanum (Norway), Ren Ri (China) and Terence Koh (US)
I have to say that this place manage again and again to deliver some really arty surprises.
I recommend going there.
Remember that the same ticket is also valid at the lighthouse Obrestad.
Saturday, 1 July 2017
The city daily photo bloggers is a community that has a "theme day" on the 1st of each month.
July has the theme "motion", so I decided to put out an image of our four legged family member.
She is an active girl and keeps us out walking every single day, no matter what the weather is like.
If you click on this link, you can see the other theme day photos.
Friday, 30 June 2017
The gallery Sølvberget (at the Culture House) is showing art by Kjell Pahr-Iversen.
This is made back in 1966 and also very nice, but different to what his work looks like now.
The artist was born in Stavanger, and still lives here.
He will turn 80 later this year. Still painting and still very popular with art collectors.
His work is also known outside Norway.
The exhibition is open well into August.
I wish you a HAPPY WEEKEND, from a summery and sunny Stavanger today.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
I saw her in town yesterday.
I don't know her nationality, but she was not from Scandinavia.
I heard her speaking on the mobile.
The message around her neck said : "Please give a bit of money towards food and medicine. I have no job. I will send money to my grandchildren. Thank You."
I just hope that all the tourists don`t think that this is how Norway treats their elderly inhabitants.
Some of the tourists gave Euros, and she quickly removed it in to a purse covered up under her skirt and apron.
I feel sorry for people begging, but I guess it can be a very profitable business for those who organize work like this.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
What a lovely sunny day!
This couple ANTON and MARGARETH from the Netherlands were passengers on one of the cruise ships that visited our city today.
They had been visiting Stavanger 10 years ago, and thought it had changed. Difficult for me to say what has changed, but this time they had no rain, so that was good.
They will continue the cruise to Kristiansand and Oslo before heading back home via a few more stops.
Home is "Sweet lake city,"as ZOETERMEER is called, and it is situated half way between The Hague and Rotterdam.
Why do all Dutch people speak English so well?
I don't know.
Anyway, have a nice holiday Anton and Margareth.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Monday, 26 June 2017
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Friday, 23 June 2017
It is Midsummer's Eve.
We have some good food and cold drinks on the table soon.
Outside it is like this: http://pent.no/forecast/Stavanger;58.96530;5.71796
It is probably as empty as this image shows in some of the parking areas in town.
School holidays have started and many people have gone on holiday or away for the weekend.
I hope YOU are just where you want to be to celebrate Midsummer's Eve or
St.Hans, as we call it.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
I celebrated 8 years of blogging this afternoon, with coffee and cake in the kitchen.
8 YEARS WITH BLOGGING.
EVERY DAY A NEW PHOTO.
Thanks to all of you who take time with commenting and "likes".
Thanks to fellow bloggers who do the same, or have another type of blog, which I find inspiring.
Thanks to fellow bloggers who I have met over the years, some several times, like Mo in London.
HAVE A NICE SUMMER EVERYONE!
Monday, 19 June 2017
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Still possible to smoke outside restaurants, but not always popular.
The old "sign" ( Smoking forbidden) that I saw at the air show last weekend, reminded me about the old days when the smokers could smoke most places.
I guess it is the same many places in Europe now.
Friday, 16 June 2017
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Monday, 12 June 2017
It is a bit of rain in the air and +12C.
Today I will show you just a snapshot taken one early morning in one of the narrow little roads in the city centre.
I know the feeling.... just HAVE TO find out what is happening in the book I am reading.
So when the woman came walking towards me.... I grabbed my mobile phone in the pocket, and caught the moment.
What was she reading? Jo Nesbø
I hope she will forgive me for publishing this, without asking her.
It just made me so happy to see a person so occupied with READING.
So what are you reading at the moment?
I am reading Elena Ferrante's book " Historia om set nye namnet" ( book number 2)
Sunday, 11 June 2017
This is another photo from SOLA AIRSHOW 2017.
The plane and people represented the Royal Netherlands Air Force, and they are heading back home tomorrow morning.
The airshow has been a success and the weather has been good.
I have never seen so many men with huge cameras, lenses that looked like they belonged to paparazzi....
They must have got some great action shots!