Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Monday, 30 January 2017
Sunday, 29 January 2017
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Last year I became so fascinated about a small book, about SILENCE. It was one of very few books I read in 2016. (This year I hope to read several books)
I saw it in the bookshop, it looked different, but reminded me of French books with the white cover, and I flicked through it and decided that it would be NUMBER ONE to read.
The Norwegian author Erling Kagge is absolutely not an A4 person. I mean this positively. (Google the name.)
What is silence ? - Where is it ? - Why is it more important than ever?
Three questions and the author tries to give 33 answers.....
The book rights have been sold to at least 10 countries, so do ask for it, if you are interested.
Let us see if there will be possible to make a long list of book recommendations for 2017.
Please add your choice in the comment section underneath.
Friday, 27 January 2017
Running a blog, makes me more interested in finding out the details about things I see.
Here is one of them.
Do you see the artistic horse up on the hill? Well, I rang Sandnes council and even sent the image, but no info. from them, apart from that it did not belong to Sandnes. They suggested that I should try Klepp and Sola. I rang to the council at Klepp, but the guy there told me that the place was definitely Sandnes, but the art was bought by Statens Vegvesen, (the state road authority) so I rang and rang and rang to their office, spoke to several people there, and one of them will try to find out about it and contact me.
Time will tell.....
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Monday, 23 January 2017
Out driving today I saw this. A tanker with 10.000 litres of diesel slipped off the road and ended up on it's side.... This road is too narrow for all the heavy traffic.
Normally I feel fairly safe on the roads, but here, some drive like they are lunatics.
If I had been a politician I would have made sure they put money and worked to make it safer.
Sunday, 22 January 2017
These three sporty men I met when I was out walking the dog.
They had been cycling all the way from Stavanger. I met them at Midgardsormen. South of Stavanger.
They smiled when I said that was a long way, but I did not tell them that I have only been cycling to Sandnes! (Well, I have rented bicycles in Denmark, Italy and Japan as a tourist)
Anyway, they are members of a cycle club, based on friends who train together.
The spirit was good, they had had their sports drinks, and are now probably back in Stavanger.
If you know them, please tell them that you have seen them on the blog.
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Friday, 20 January 2017
Thursday, 19 January 2017
It is a true pleasure to watch a great film on a big screen together with people who also enjoy it.
That is what happened last night.
We met up in Sandnes, at KINOKINO where the film club show new films every two weeks.
This is a trailer of the film. Take a look if you want to.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Monday, 16 January 2017
Sunday, 15 January 2017
The Portuguese artist BORDALO II has made this huge big deers-head using just trash!
(Click on the image to enlarge.)
Todays models, are BLUE & BJØRN, both living in Stavanger. She is from Thailand, and I don't understand how she could cope so well, and also better than me, on a freezing day like today! Her friend is from Sunnmøre, further north and used to the type of weather we have here on the western coast of Norway.
Nice meeting you two!
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Friday, 13 January 2017
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Monday, 9 January 2017
Sunday, 8 January 2017
I don't know who they were or what they were doing this afternoon.
But it looked like they had fun, so if it was work they must have had a jolly good day!
I zoomed in and found the name "Sjoborg Leirvik", and thanks to google I found out that they might work on the offshore supply ship from the Faeroe Island.
Anyway, on the way out of Vågen the speed went up, and on a grey day like this it was also great to see some splash of bright colour.
Saturday, 7 January 2017
Friday, 6 January 2017
The two small islands ENGØY and BUØY have connections via the city bridge over to the city and southern part of our region. The people living here must be lucky to see the city from the seaside and all types of boats passing out in the fjord! At Engøy they have a centre that boasts a large collection of old wooden boats, some of which are in use.
One day I hope to go and see it.
At the back you see the old water tower at Buøy.
There are lots of houses here and it used to be a big and busy place for industry.