Parking in Stavanger around Christmas time can be a bit difficult.
Friday, 31 December 2010
Parking in Stavanger around Christmas time can be a bit difficult.
Joking aside, this is a car placed on the wall above a bank, as an advertisement.
PS. I hope this does not mean that the bank drives their customers up the wall!
(this is an English idiom: http://esl.about.com/library/glossary/bldef_370.htm)
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Todays photo was taken around 4 o'clock this afternoon, less than 24 hours since I took the photo of the statue. Strange that things change so quickly.
We have had rain, fog, and suddenly the weather is much milder.
There were not that many people in town today. Many families are probably just having a lazy and cosy long week without work and school.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Monday, 27 December 2010
Sunday, 26 December 2010
Not so long ago, Gabriela A. Stensland, who is a designer of jewellery started to sell her items at "Atelier Katarina". I guess there must have been several ladies in and outside Stavanger who have received one of her beautiful pieces of jewellery for Christmas. (As said in the post 4 days back, the place is in Nedre Strandgate 52.)
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Friday, 24 December 2010
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Mr. Bjergsted has been selling Christmas trees for years, both from the marked place at Hillevåg, and from here at the harbor near to the fish market. At Christmas he will be back to his ordinary job, out on one of the oil plattforms in the North Sea. I guess they have a Christmas tree there as well?
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
This is the telecommunications tower, Ullandhaugtårnet, which is easy to spot from most places in Stavanger. It was built in 1964, and is 64 meters tall and 199 meters over sea level.
Some years back, a child wrote to the Mayor of Stavanger and asked if it could be decorated with lights at Christmas, and the wish was fullfilled.
It now looks nice the whole of December, as a kind of "Christmas tree".
It is situated in a popular Place to go for walks. Every weekend there is also a cafe that is open for people who goes for walks in the surrounding woods. There is a nice view from levels 2 and 3. The rest of the building is mainly offices, and is not open for the public.
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Our big local newspaper, Stavanger Aftenblad, has continued their big collection/exhibition of gingerbread houses made this year by children & adults, both privately and through schools.
Unfortately, a few of the photos that I took with the small camera did not turn out quite as I wanted, so I have to say sorry to the Syrian family and the lady from Ormøy who I had wanted to show photos of.
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Many Norwegian people used to have rice porridge (risengryns-grøt) on Saturdays for lunch.
To make it:
Use 3dl. Porrige rice and 3dl, water,
Add 1l, milk and bring it to boiling point,
Then let it simmer for 45 minutes.
Add salt to taste (a small amount).
Serves 4 people,
When serving, add sugar, butter, cinnnamon,
Some people also like to add raisens on top,
Friday, 17 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
This is a statue above the entrance at the fashion shop "BIK BOK" .
There used to be a pharmacy in the building, and as far as I remember it was called Hygiea.
I am pleased the statue has not been decorated for Christmas, just standing there looking out over what is happening in Kirkegaten.
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
I just want to say "Thank You" to all of you who take the time to leave comments on my blog.
It is very much appreciated!
I know it takes time, and for many of us, English is not even our first language.
When I popped over to the shop tonight I found a little something that I want to send to one of you.....
The only thing YOU need to do if you are interested in winning it, is to tell me, and the other readers of this blog, what YOUR favorite Christmas music/song is by writing the title in a comment here...
At midnight tomorrow, I will ask my husband to pick a number. If for example, he picks 3, comment number 3 will be sent the package in the post (The winner will have to send me his/her postal address).
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
I passed this huge poster at the Culture House where the Children´s Museum is also situated.
The message is that you can attend a workshop at the Museum and make your own Father Christmas figures out of empty loo rolls/toilet rolls every day in December.
Than I started thinking about all homes who carefully put out these handmade figures, given as presents from small family members, children or grandchildren. They probably still make them in kindergardens, with lots of busy adults who put more work in to finishing off creative presents, than the childrens parents will ever know.....
Yes, I still have some old samples..... with a funny grin on their faces.
I guess you all have something similar. Enjoy decorating!
I am off to this years first Christmas dinner tonight...... well actually I had one in January, since it was soooo busy around Christmas last year.
Have a nice weekend!:)
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Today I met Mr.Olsen in the shop. He had the most unique "hat" that I have seen for a long time. It was a gift from a friend he said.
Some photo students had just asked him if they could take photos of him, and he also told me that he had played a leading role in a Norwegian film some years back.-
Keep warm,- it is COLD in Stavanger these days!
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
To the left in this old photo you can see my late grandad, who would have been over 100 years old now if he had still been alive. Anyway, at that TIME, having a photograph taken was a big event! He told me he was scared stiff (look at his hand and face) because the photographer who was hiding under under a "blanket" behind this huge camera box, said that "he" was going to be sent to America..... My grandad didn't realize that it was not him, but the photo that was off to relatives in the USA....
Today kids have got thousands of photos/documentations of nearly everything that they do.....
TIMES HAVE CHANGED!
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
What can I TELL you about a photo like this?
Well, the TELL logo is nice and the company http://www.tellit.no delivered such professional help Thursday afternoon when my "Mac" suddenly died with a black screen!
Friday afternoon I got the message that it was ready to be picked up again, so this morning my Mac (nicknamed "Big Mac") came back home, and to me that is something to TELL!:)
So I think TELL will be Number One for service in Stavanger!
Thanks TELL (who does not know that I will "TELLIT" to you).
Friday, 26 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
I just had to ask for permission to take a photo when I saw this suitcase.
Mr. Arne Solli told me that he works as a journalist/photographer for the Teachers Union's magazine, and the labels he told me, where both from"business and pleasure trips."
He did not have one from Stavanger,-but perhaps next time he will get one?
Anyway, what do YOU collect when you are out traveling?
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
On my way to my dirty car, I passed this dirty Volvo, decorated with a face and a heart.
Than I saw the little label...... "Hells Angels in Stavanger."( Click to enlarge the photo.)
So when I came back home I used internet and found : http://www.hells-angels.no/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25
I learnt something new, and by clicking on the "links" I saw that "Hells Angels" are in many cities.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
This evening I had an interesting chat with Mr. Erik Walle-Lie.
He has retired from the Aviation Industry, but is, and has been using much of his spare time and knowledge at the Historical Air Museum for between 10 and 12 years, where he, and other men meet up and restore the old airplanes that we all like to see in a museum.
Tonight he was working on part of the wing that belongs to a Catalina plane.
I saw the plane too, and I learned that the wing span is as big as 32 meters!!
The number of visitors at most museums are mostly going down, but at this museum the numbers are "reaching the sky", as I read in the newspaper a few days back.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Today I bought a few Christmas cards that I will send as "snail mail" to friends and family living as far away as South Africa.
Not all people are on "Facebook" or use "Skype".
I know it is still 40 days left, - so I guess I should manage to write and get stamps before December.
Do you send Christmas cards?