An Iphone shot from my walk this morning.
Friday 30 April 2010
Thursday 29 April 2010
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Monday 26 April 2010
RUSS is what we call young people who are celebrating finishing their 13 years of schooling, culminating in their big day on May 17 th. our Constitution Day. But even now they have started to celebrate. At the petrol station tonight I saw several of the famous red cars.
"Russ" mostly belong to either "Red Russ" or "Blue Russ", depending on the type of education and school that they are from. There is a lot of competition between the red and blue Russ.
This is happening across the whole of Norway.
Have FUN and drive carefully!:-)
Sunday 25 April 2010
Friday 23 April 2010
Thursday 22 April 2010
Spring has sprung. Tables and chairs are put out outside the fish-market. One of the Anthony Gormley statues from "Broken Column" is taking a look out over the harbor. And there are some nice colorful plants around. Let's hope that the nice sunny days will continue.
(Click under at "labels"on "Broken Column" to see more statues.)
Wednesday 21 April 2010
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Monday 19 April 2010
Sunday 18 April 2010
Street life,- this afternoon.
We have had some rain, a bit of sleet in the air, wind and bright sunshine.
To the right we have the beach and the North Sea, to the left, on the other side of the fence, is one of the runways at our airport.
The sand was blowing and the cars were passing by, but this sporty man did not seem to care.
The airport here opened for business again at 20:35 this evening. I guess that it will be very busy for a while with all the people wanting to get back home.
Saturday 17 April 2010
RALLY STAVANGER took place today. It was new to me, and different from what I have seen on TV from Monte Carlo etc. :-)
Anyway, it has been a grey day with lots of rain, but +6C.
The drivers had to cope with narrow, wet and slippery roads.
I got plenty of action shots, and here are a few of them.
Friday 16 April 2010
Thursday 15 April 2010
CANCELLED, CANCELLED, CANCELLED.......
Stavanger airport, Sola, - this afternoon.
No planes anywhere in Norwegian air-space, due to the volcanic eruption on Iceland.
This is pretty much the same in the rest of Scandinavia and the UK.
Our PM is stuck in NYC. And our Crown Prince is in the same situation in London.
And everybody else has to go by car, bus, taxi, boat or train.
That means people struggling to get from A to B, holidays and businesses are affected.
People traveling to and from the oil platforms are delayed, and helicopters normally used to transport people with serious illnesses are grounded for the time being.
Remember this is a fairly big long country, with 5 million people living here, many in small places up in the mountains or along the fjords.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Yesterday evening I had the opportunity to go to "Stavangeren," a well known stage for theater and concerts. I watched "Håndverkerne" a comedy based on builders work..... redecorating or building a house can be stressful and often much more expensive than planned.
It is a long long time since I have had so many good laughs. Real medicine!
And when I looked around, people reacted well to all these hilarious comments done using a real Stavanger dialect!!
Monday 12 April 2010
Sunday 11 April 2010
Saturday 10 April 2010
Friday 9 April 2010
Thursday 8 April 2010
"All for Norway" is a Reality Show that started on TV tonight.
Ten Americans with ancestors from Norway were filmed last year. They have to do all sorts of activities and to cope with "Norwegian Life", including food, language, traditions, sporting activities etc. The winner will meet their relatives.....
If you click on the link, you will see who the participants are.
or take a look at, "the little film"
They started of at Pulpit Rock, and here you can see them near Hafrsfjord, after they had spent some time in the centre of Stavanger.
Wednesday 7 April 2010
Tuesday 6 April 2010
Monday 5 April 2010
Sunday 4 April 2010
Written on the card is "Happy Easter" in Norwegian.
It is Easter Holiday tomorrow too, but already many people have started on their way back home from cottages and hotels up in the mountains.... There are queues on the roads and at several places people have been waiting hours for ferries to bring them and their cars over the fjords.
Saturday 3 April 2010
If you ask a Norwegian person what type of books most people read around Easter time, I guess the answer will be crime novels, with lots of twists in the plot....
There are many people in front of fireplaces, at home, or perhaps traveling by plane or train sitting reading. I think this is typical Norwegian.
Anyway, this is a "TOP 10" range of popular books at the moment.
Friday 2 April 2010
A small group of priests and churchgoers were walking through the centre of the city today.
(The same place where the Nokas filming was done and finished last week.)
The procession continued in to the park area.
For me this was new. I have seen something similar in the Canary Islands.
Do you have anything like this where you live?