Saturday 30 June 2012

An old house that looks like it has been repainted and redecorated.

Friday 29 June 2012


Thursday 28 June 2012

We have had a bright sunny day.
They arrived this afternoon and I hope they will have a nice stay.

Wednesday 27 June 2012

I guess the people doing this have used several spray boxes with colors.

Tuesday 26 June 2012

SUNSHINE this morning!

Monday 25 June 2012

The red beauty!

Sunday 24 June 2012

Outside the nightclub HEXAGON and the pub/bar CARDINAL.

Saturday 23 June 2012

Our city has several small islands connected to the mainland via small bridges, like this Engøy Bridge, between Engøy and Sølyst. If you go to the right here you will come to the big City Bridge.

Tonight there will be mid summers night celebrations all over.
Enjoy the evening wherever you are!

Friday 22 June 2012

I met a group of pupils from Eiganes , a local school.
They were out in the park near the lake Mosvannet.
Here you can see what one of the pupils created!
Lucky children to have a teacher with enthusiasm and creativity, and willing to take them out of school to explore the world around them.

Thursday 21 June 2012

I love the smell of Syriner/ Lilacs.

Wednesday 20 June 2012

BLUE sky today.
Did he see the cat?

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Blue sky and sunshine today!
This is VENTURA, one of the cruise ships that was here last week.

Monday 18 June 2012

Today I will not show you another image of Stavanger on a rainy day!

I`ll invite you to take a good look at these pictures taken by photographers who has been working or perhaps still are at Stavanger Aftenblad. (Our biggest daily local newspaper, where this exhibition is now.)
Anyway, it shows what the market place looked like before it ended up being such an empty place most of the time.

If you look at the photo in the middle at the bottom, you might see someone famous.

I hope our market place will turn in to something nice, and I feel sorry for students who came up with several good ideas, and still don`t know if the ideas will end up in something positive.

It is probably the politicians and the money that will give some sort of a result. Time will tell.

Sunday 17 June 2012

Looks COLD.

Saturday 16 June 2012

Rain again!

Friday 15 June 2012

Happy weekend!

Thursday 14 June 2012

I told her that she had some beautiful kids!
She turned around and nearly smiled:)

Wednesday 13 June 2012

We have never had so many cruise ships arriving in Stavanger before.
Well, this is one leaving.
Do you see the people at the top?
I have only been on a 3 days cruise from Oslo to Kiel (Germany)
Have you tried a cruise holiday? If yes, where did you go??

Click on "cruise ships" after labels, and you will see many more.

Tuesday 12 June 2012

This used to be a little kiosk, and there used to be many kiosks like this around town. Kiosks have pretty much all disappeared as they could not compete with the big shops.
Now this one is just a canvas for graffiti and stands in an area where taxi drivers often park while waiting for jobs.

I see that in many other countries, little kiosks like this manage to survive.

Monday 11 June 2012

A nice and very kind voffy, in one of the quiet little roads in "Old Stavanger."

Sunday 10 June 2012

Do you see the lady with the hat?
She asked me if I knew were she could buy a Pin with a Norwegian symbol. I work part time at the airport, and just a few minutes later 3 other Ladies came and asked the same question.
Unfortunately I could not help, but I thought about the blog, and why not take a picture of these 4 friends together. Well, that was ok with them, but what I did not realize was that they were in a group of 17 people (from all over the USA.) So there I was with my little camera and a group in front of me.... I wish I could had time to hear from more of your trip. But I know that you were on your way to Stockholm, via Oslo, and will continue to Finland before heading back to the States.
The woman (in red) next to the lady with the hat, had even been a student at "Fana Folkehøgskole", a bording school outside Bergen, and they had been visiting a similar school out at Jæren, including a visit to the author Arne Garborgs summerhouse. You will definitely have a lot of memories with you, including from Denmark, where you were before coming to Norway.
Have a nice time!!
(PS. Yes I found out about "Road Scholar"
And I did post your postcards:)
Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Saturday 9 June 2012

It is already 5 years since last time I have been to an air show.
Great fun!! And impressive talents from civil as well as military aviation people.

This is CATWALK,

Friday 8 June 2012

My friend (NN) keeps saying that "farmers have nothing to do in a town. . . . They should all move out of town so we could have got more places for flats and houses."
Do you agree?

Thursday 7 June 2012

Last Saturday there was LIVE MUSIC several places in town.
Lots of people out in the sunshine!
This is PIFFANY, who gave a concert just outside the Culture House!

Wednesday 6 June 2012

I hope she had a bit of time to see Stavanger when she was here with the big Cruise ship.

Tuesday 5 June 2012

They were still on strike these 3 women, Grete, Hilde and Marit, outside the kindergarden where they work.
Tomorrow morning they will be back at work, like lot's of other people working for the council. THE STRIKE IS OVER for them, but lots of other people are still on strike,-like the security people at the airports!!
They got a good result, and I guess that not only they are happy, but all of the parents who have struggled to cope with work and looking after their children who could not go to school etc.

Monday 4 June 2012

My friend is a lucky owner of a little greenhouse.
As you can see, the grapes are doing fine!:)
I hope it will be warmer outside soon.

Sunday 3 June 2012

This old warplane has been at the bottom of Hafrsfjord for
70 years, and was brought to the surface near Sola Air Museum over the weekend.
Some of my photographs are now in both a local and a National newspaper.
Take a look at the links.

In Norwegian,

In English (via Google Translate)

Saturday 2 June 2012

Not many telephone boxes left these days.....

Friday 1 June 2012

I heard music after I parked the car.... Off I went to find out what was going on.
Yesterdays photo indicated, as was mentioned, the christening of a ship.
Sadly, the ceremony had "just" finished when I got there.
Follow this link and you will find out more about the ship, "TROMS SIRIUS."

The big cruise ship COSTA FORTUNA (in the background), looked smaller than usual.