Friday, 21 July 2017

Nine couples got married at the same time today.


















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

Flowers.














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

Parking in Sandnes.
















Parking in Sandnes.
Our nearest neighbouring city.

(An image taken a few days back.
News of TODAY you can find on "Stavanger Daily Photo" on Facebook.)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

STEAM KAFFEBAR





















Early morning.
Quiet in town.
A bench and a place ready to welcome customers outside STEAM KAFFEBAR.

NB:
Tomorrow will be SUNNY and perhaps a bit more than +20C

Monday, 17 July 2017

Monday mural.

















Nuart
Street art
Mural

By JPS
Seen at Godalen.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

SJÅ INGE




















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

From Kuala Lumpur to Stavanger.
















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

Ayla The Fox is still MISSING.





















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

Sunny today?















LOOK OUT if you are in the area.
It looks like we will have a SUNNY day!

It is 07.30 in the morning.
(I HOPE I am right about the weather.)

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Vintage.





















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

Cruise ships.
















There are so many cruise ships visiting our city, and sometimes thousands of tourist in the city centre.
This is an image taken from the east side of the harbour, Skagenkaien, looking over to the west side, named Strandkaien.

(Le Soleal, next to me, and on the other side it was Costa Magica.)


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Light evenings.














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

Summer feel today?




















Not so easy to find out if we have summer or not.
The weather is changing quite a lot.
But the calendar shows JULY.

Happy weekend, wherever you are.

The image is from one of the coffee/ restaurant places in "Lysløypå."

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Obrestad Lighthouse





















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

The sky is BLUE.




















It is early morning, and it looks like it is going to be a very nice summer day here in the region!
Also perfect for gardening or like this man is doing, painting the house.
ENJOY YOUR DAY!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Magiske Masker.




















A beautiful shop (near the harbour and the Oil-museum, just opposite the Geo Park.)
They have all what you need for knitting etc. and also nice local handmade items, perfect as gifts.
Very welcoming and friendly people working there.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Art by Per Inge Bjørlo.

















Art installation by Per Inge Bjørlo.
A well known Norwegian artist.
(Seen at the same place as yesterdays posting, Hå Gamle Prestegård.)

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Power To The Bees.
















"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

Motion.
















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.