This is the "Le Grand Bleu", built in Germany 10 years ago.
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
This is the "Le Grand Bleu", built in Germany 10 years ago.
The owner of this 114 meter long luxurious and beautiful yacht, including not one, but two helicopter pads, is the Russian oil businessman Eugene Markovich Shvidler.
My husband and I passed this huge yacht in the harbor last night.
Monday, 30 August 2010
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
The Norwegian band; "Kaizers Orchestra" gave a fabulous concert at the ONS today.
If you have never heard about them, please google the name, check out "youtube" or at least their homepage: http://www.kaizers.no
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
If you are rich and concerned about the environment, this might be the sports car to buy?
Today, it was parked just outside the main entrance to the ONS conference centre.
Anyway, it is a Tesla Roadster bought by bellona.org and Frederic Hauge. (The man with the big smile and curly hair in the middle of the photo.)
The car goes from zero to one hundred in 3,9 seconds, and has a top speed of 210 mph. It runs on electricity, and will make around 360 km before it needs to be charged again....
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
The ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) 2010 was opened by King Harald today.
It is one of the world`s leading energy industry expositions.
Nearly 100 countries are represented and more than 40000 visitors will go and take a look.
I saw many formally dressed business people, but also a few who advertised in a more humorous way like this Danish company (Orskov Yard) with these two young German girls.
Monday, 23 August 2010
Sunday, 22 August 2010
I don`t normally stop to look at a sofa. But this is such a nice and interesting area, that has been created and put up at the airport. It is thanks to STATOIL a big oil and gas company who will be one of the many companies represented at the famous "ONS 2010" , an International conference and exhibition week that starts on Tuesday. There was some pleasant music at low volume, free internet access and info about the company. I just hope that they will keep it, and not just for one week.....
Saturday, 21 August 2010
This is ROSSO, a nice big ginger cat, who lives the good life with my friend and her family.
He has even been on summer holiday in the families "Paradise" cottage further south, near Kristiansand.
While on holiday, ROSSO found out that the neighbors cat food tasted better than his.... so having sampled "fine dining", Rosso refused to eat ordinary cat food for quite some time after returning to Stavanger...
Friday, 20 August 2010
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Monday, 16 August 2010
Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday "Stavanger Flowershow" was held, and very easy to spot!:)
The sun was shining and lots of people enjoyed these colorful creative flower displays that surprised and brightened up the city centre.
It was the 2nd year that this event has happened and I have to say it looked soooooo beautiful!:)
Elise and Elisabeth in their white T-shirts from "Blomstergården" at Randaberg, were two of the many participants.
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Yesterday, the sky was BLUE and also TONE, the bride to be, was dressed in blue!
Her friends, all wearing T-shirts; saying "Sorry, gutter...." (gutter is boys) and all wearing sunglases, had created a FUN day to remember. They were out singing and dancing!
I had a quick chat and used the opportunity to say "Best Wishes for September 4th."
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Yesterday I saw the famous GOOGLE CAR in the area.
It is a car with 8 cameras and a laser radar which are all used to create the 3D effects,
for the "Google Street View".
So if you want to take your own virtual tour of Stavanger, check out this link,
You have to drag the "yellow man" over on to the map!
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Jane and Kine with 3 of the horses from http://www.dysjalandgard.no - where they are helping out. It is a farm with horse activities, a therapy center both for children and adults with or without disabilities.
I met them outside the shop where my husband and I stopped to buy ice cream.
Finally it was a warmish day for eating ice cream! :)
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
On my way from A to B this afternoon I suddenly heard band music, so I had to take a look and used my little camera for this quick snap-shot.
It was The Royal Guard who was playing. And I have never seen so many military uniforms in Stavanger before. I later found out more about the big event. http://www.cior2010.no/en/index.aspx
600 people,-reserve officers from 30 Nato countries are here for this 5 day conference.
I saw our mayor Mr. Sevland and I guess there were some ceremonies taking place.
Sunday, 8 August 2010
Saturday, 7 August 2010
In Norway the population is approximately 4,858,200.....
I did not believe what I read the other day, so I had to rip out the newspaper page saying that we are a nation that buys 48 million frozen pizzas pr.year, and "Grandiosa", shown in this picture, accounts for nearly 50% of these sales.
In a way I can understand students eating frozen pizza (after heating them of course), as a cheap meal solution, but I found it strange that the newspaper article also stated that many people eat frozen pizza on Christmas Eve!
I would have thought that it was a strange festive choice.
What strange eating habits, if any, are there where you are living...?
Friday, 6 August 2010
Have you ever heard the music :"In The Navy"...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw.
Well these two young men Frederik and Marius have spent nearly two weeks at KNM HH in Stavanger, and they will spend another two months there before they are due to join ships for more training and work! I met them at the airport this evening, just before they entered the plane to go back home to visit family and friends for the weekend.
Have fun and enjoy life in the Navy!
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
They left Stavanger at 5 pm with the cruise ship "Artemis" to see more of Norway, including several fjords and our second biggest city, Bergen.
JANET from Wales, and TIM from England have been living 40 years in Johannesburg / South Africa..... where they are now having winter with the same temperature that we had today, approx +16C.
Anyway, I met them in the park today where they were photographing the Cathedral. They had also had a nice boat trip to Lysefjord, and they had enjoyed waffles and coffee.
Nice to meet them, and I hope they will have a nice trip on the rest of their two week journey that also includes visiting Ireland and Iceland.
(And if they do meet John, do say "hello" from me...)
Monday, 2 August 2010
Sunday, 1 August 2010
This months theme day is "Bright Colors".
Nature has plenty of bright colors, so I decided to post a photo from a bright day...