Friday 31 July 2009
Thursday 30 July 2009
Wednesday 29 July 2009
This is a piece of art that I don´t know anything about.
I have been passing the building so many times without actually seeing it before.
But since I now look at my city,- thinking about showing you what I see, I am aiming to finding out more. I might be wrong, but it does not look “typical Norwegian” does it?
In the meantime, you can guess what nationality the art has.
Monday 27 July 2009
Sunday 26 July 2009
This is Elaine Davidson, who I met at the “Tattoo Convention”.
(See yesterdays link to her webpage.) She is the World Record Holder for Body Piercing, and those who met her will probably not forget her. She was very sociable, and probably the most photographed person at the convention.
Some of my friends have piercings, but none of them come anything like close to this Brazilian born woman, who is living in the UK.. She has more than 6000 piercings on her face and body.
Take a look at this colorful woman, who even sleeps without taking off the metal.
I really wonder what happens when she goes through the security gates at the airport??
Saturday 25 July 2009
For quite some time now I have been passing posters saying that the big “tattoo convention” will be taking place in Stavanger.
Well, it started this Friday and although tattoos are definitely not something that I would ever have done myself, today I decided to take a glimpse into this “new world”.
I have to admit that many of the tattoos I saw were very artistic. It obviously requires a talented and steady hand to create these masterpieces
Some people said that this event, was something they had been looking forward to for a long time, and to have some of the best international tattooists there tattooing people was brilliant!
In case anyone is wondering, no, I did not end up getting swept up in the event and getting a tattoo or piercing.
Check out their website. http://www.tattooconvention.no/
Friday 24 July 2009
As requested by Leif, here is some more from the food festival, “Gladmat”. As you can see, I decided to take a little stroll around it again this afternoon.
I felt it was very different from yesterday. Mainly because of the weather and that people were out enjoying the sunshine.
I thought that just one photo would not give the right impression, so I have made a “postcard”. I hope that this helps you to get a better feel for the atmosphere.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO, to enlarge it.
If anyone is interested, the burger served by the girl in red, is actually an elg ( Elk/Moose ) burger.
Thursday 23 July 2009
It is 11 years since the first food festival, “Gladmat”, opened in Stavanger.
Today it is the biggest one in all of the nordic countries.
This year more than 100 white tents have been put up with people who produce food and those who have restaurants etc, sell and give informations about their products.
I had a stroll around yesterday when it started. The weather is not the best, but lots of people enjoy the atmosphere and the chance to meet up with friends and colleagues.
The festival lasts until Sunday, and it is expected that there will be something in the region of 250.000 visitors.
As you can see, it was quite busy along the harbor.
Wednesday 22 July 2009
This time it is the North Sea seen from the beach at Sola, that is very close to the International Airport in Stavanger. And this beach is only 20 min. drive from yesterdays photo.
As you might see, one minute it was sunny, the next it was pouring down with rain!
The blowing wind was good for the sporty people out parachute surfing.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
This is an area; Kiellandshagen, around the little lake "Breiavatnet". The art at the front of the photograph was made by Marit Aanestad in 1998. It changes due to the weather and the light. I love the reflections in the water!;-)
This is a very central place, close to the market, the Cathedral, bus and railway station, and some hotels. There are swans and birds, as well as this nice fountain.
In the winter there can be snow on top of ice on parts of the lake, and sometimes thick ice, safe enough for people to cross over the lake.
Monday 20 July 2009
If you turn to the left you will be going straight in to the most colorful street in Stavanger,
The houses are painted in bright colors and there are several unique shops and cafes.
If you instead go straight ahead, which is KIRKEGATEN (Church road), you will pass (or visit) lots of shops and end up at the marketplace and the Cathedral.
Sunday 19 July 2009
This is a crazy photo of a “crazy” situation.
The guy with such a colorful outfit will get married on August 8th.
Saturday afternoon, he was, as the sign says; “Collecting money for his honeymoon, and (followed by ) “I can play music and make waffles ......”
It was a group of his friends who had chosen this huge car park at the shopping mall "Kvadrat." It was pouring down with rain outside, and the car parks were full.
Hopefully he had a good time, and increased his honeymoon budget!
If HE can not remember what happened, I am sure most of his friends have documented it, because quiet a few of them had brought their cameras.
Anyway: Best of luck to him and his future wife.
Saturday 18 July 2009
Friday 17 July 2009
Today I have done something new. I have been a tourist in my own city, and I have spent two hours with a qualified guide and the German family Meyer from Wolfsburg.
Thursday 16 July 2009
Today has been a day with rain and thunderstorms, followed by sun, followed by rain and so on. So unfortunately the weather girl was right yesterday!
This photo I took when leaving the car park underneath the building where I am a member at the fitness centre. I am not very sporty, but since I pay for this I drag myself to go there.
When I have had a coffee and read RA (local newspaper) I am normally okay for a session.
I bought and planted some new roses today.
It is pouring down with rain outside..... And I am thinking about people who are camping!!
At least the roses had a good welcome in their new home!:-)
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Look what I saw at the market place today!
This photo was taken from a market stall selling clothing for colder days. The building you see in the background is the cathedral.
The weather has been nice for the most part, and hopefully it will continue that way!
I hope the “weather-girl” on TV tonight was wrong about the forecast for tomorrow....
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Sunday morning this couple from the Netherlands, left Mosvangen camping, and were heading south for Kristiansand. While they were in Stavanger, they had been up to the famous "Pulpit Rock" which is quite a long walk up into the mountains. Sporty people!
Sunday 12 July 2009
This is a building with 144 flats, built in 1972.
It is a place where you have to have a membership in what we call "Borettslag", a cooperative building and housing association. Without the membership, you can not buy a flat. Many larger municipalities in Norway have these kinds of buildings. From here it is only 10 minutes by car or bus in to the centre of Stavanger.
Saturday 11 July 2009
"Trees for Dummies"
Friday 10 July 2009
Thursday 9 July 2009
Yesterday I showed you a photo of a brick house, today I will show you something different.
Wednesday 8 July 2009
Tuesday 7 July 2009
Monday 6 July 2009
This is a place in Stavanger, more precisely Hillevaag, where many people keep their boats.
Sunday 5 July 2009
This is a photo I took yesterday, in the street "Øvre Holmegate", the most colorful and creative street in the hole of Stavanger!!
Saturday 4 July 2009
Today is the Norwegian Queens (Sonja`s) birthday!
Friday 3 July 2009
Thursday 2 July 2009
Mary Miller, has a name and a face that most people in Stavanger will recognize.
Wednesday 1 July 2009
I have been in the centre of Stavanger again, and I took quite a lot of photos.