Tuesday 31 December 2013


Happy New Year to YOU.

This is an image taken some months back.
A view from Vågen, the harbor area here in Stavanger.

We are soon starting a new year.

Celebrate and have fun tonight !

Monday 30 December 2013

Frode. Alkha and a crocodile...

A CROCODILE and two men were also seen next to the red tree.

The men, FRODE and ALKHA are working for the same company, and maintaining the city, keeping it clean and pretty.
The crocodile is one of several "animals" from the theme park,
with african animals, at the playground near Stavanger Aftenblad, our biggest local newspaper.

Sunday 29 December 2013

The RED tree.

This is the most colorful tree in the park at the moment.
Today I took a closer look.

Saturday 28 December 2013

Rain-rain go away!


(Well at least the newspapers are rapped in plastic!)

Friday 27 December 2013


There are quite a number of office and shops areas that are empty and ready for new people to take over..... So if you have plans for something new, and money as well as the spirit for something new for next year...... you could start out with looking around Søregaten where there are places on both sides of the little road....

I seriously think it is sad to see this happening in Stavanger.
Is it the same in many other cities?

Thursday 26 December 2013

Control tower decorated for x-mas.

Even the tower at the airport has been decorated for Christmas.
I think it had even more lightbulbs around the windows than this, but perhaps it was taken down or fell off when we had some storms.
Anyway, today is the big day for people who are traveling back after visiting friends and family. Some have taken tomorrow off from work, and some will not go back home until after the new year.

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Quiet in town.

In Norway the presents were opened yesterday evening (and after that, Father Christmas went to England.... we were told as children).

Stavanger is very very quiet.......

I hope you are having a good Christmas holiday wherever you are.

The statue is one of my favorites in Stavanger. and is in the beginning of the narrow little road Nygaten.

Tuesday 24 December 2013


GOD JUL / Merry Christmas to all my blog followers.
I hope that you celebrate Christmas, in just the way that YOU want.  

Monday 23 December 2013

Still X-mas shopping?

Still more shopping to do?
There are shops open until late and even plenty of SALE offers before x-mas.
Seriously though, would you have bought slippers like these??

Sunday 22 December 2013

Yet another Gormley.

Another Gormley sculpture
( copy of the artist himself) seen at the restaurant Renaa.

Click on "Broken Column" under the text and you will get more photos and info. 

Saturday 21 December 2013

Wooden x-mas decorations.

Some people choose to decorate with more natural styled Christmas decorations.

Friday 20 December 2013

Arctic machine

This image shows you what kind of roadwork is necessary when the snow is here.
Well, it is all gone, and the chances for a white christmas in Stavanger are small.

Thursday 19 December 2013

And the winner is.....

Well done to class 2A at Buøy school, who won this years prize at Stavanger Aftenblad!
(Our main newspaper.)
Look at all the artistic work that has been put in to this.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

New office buildings.

A couple of months back the company Troll finished their new 9200m2 office building.
It is based in the Hinna Park area, close to several other big companies, the train station, a big residential area, as well as several restaurants and shops.

I like the style of it and the different materials on the facade, as well as the splash of bright colors around some of the windows compared to many other buildings.

Tuesday 17 December 2013


Signs of Christmas are everywhere now.

Monday 16 December 2013

Skagen 18

If you want to go to "The Danish bakery", at least that is what it used to be called, you will find not only a very old and cosy house, but also plenty of choice.

Sunday 15 December 2013

Faith Baptist Church.

Just passing..... when I went for an evening walk at Ullandhaug.
I am sure we have a Baptist church/community here in Stavanger, but I think that this is for English speaking people.

Saturday 14 December 2013


I spotted her straight away, the smiling Maria Gill, who told me she was "half way" through doing her Christmas shopping.
Well done, Maria!

Friday 13 December 2013

X-mas pub.

Another image taken a few days back.
This is from the area near the harbor and one of the pubs decorated like a landmark.
Some love it, some find it tacky.
What is your opinion?

Thursday 12 December 2013

The road Madlaveien.

If you continue heading straight forward from yesterdays posting, the art gallery, you will come here.
To the left you will also get a glimpse of the little lake, Mosvannet.

Wednesday 11 December 2013


KUNSTGALLERIET, the art gallery in Madlaveien is well worth visiting.
Take a look at their webpage: http://www.kunstgalleriet.no

The snow has melted, but this is how it looked a few days back.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Eva, Sandra and Mia.

Eva, Sandra and Mia are all active handball players at FGI. (Forus and Gausel IL)

Saturday they were selling raffle tickets to raise money for the club.
(Did I win? Yes, a nice shampoo and conditioner.)

Monday 9 December 2013

Winter in the garden.

Sunday 8 December 2013

Sporty people.

More snow.
Yesterday I noticed these two smiling sporty people jogging in town!

(At the back you can see the top of the Cathedral and the fish market.)

Saturday 7 December 2013


The storm has quietened down now, but there was a lot of damage around!
More cars are out on the road again.

Friday 6 December 2013

The Rica Airport Hotel.

STORM outside!

This is from the Rica Airport Hotel.
I like the style and the beautiful details.

The airport has been closed part of the day, due to the very strong wind!

Thursday 5 December 2013

The Lion King.

He had just arrived back from Kristiansand last night, after having given a speech at the hotel next to the Zoo. I guess he was paid for his speech, but as a memento, he was also presented with this splendid Lion who even got a free seat next to him on the plane back to Stavanger.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Work in progress.

I hope they will get most of the work outside the building done quickly.
We will have SNOW (and storms) soon.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Morning has broken.

Good morning from Stavanger!

Monday 2 December 2013

Sunday 1 December 2013

Looking out.

I'm  looking in, -

and the mannequins are LOOKING OUT!

More images from todays "Theme Day" you can find here

Saturday 30 November 2013

Decorated streets.

Morning in Stavanger.

The streets are decorated.

(I think the taxi driver nearly gave up waiting for his passenger(s)

HaPpY WeEkEnD!

Friday 29 November 2013

Scotland won!

Here is the update on yesterdays image.....

Scotland won with 6 over Norway who were doing well, but lost and got only 5.
I have to say that the Scottish supporters were very enthusiastic, and the players too.
CONGRATULATIONS  to The Royal Caledonian Curling Club / Scotland!

Thursday 28 November 2013


If you are watching TV and are interested in SPORT, 
you might have seen the European Championship in curling, that are taking place in Stavanger theses days?

This is Thomas Ulsrud.

He is the skipper of the Norwegian men`s Curling Team.
The Norwegian players are easy to spot because of their red, white and blue trousers.

Thanks to the company who invited some customers to this event.
They also provided food and drinks, as well as information about their company.
And not least, for the game itself. I have never seen curling LIVE before.

Wednesday 27 November 2013


Small businesses are really struggling these days....
This bookshop is selling out their books with prices next to nothing.
And they will probably leave Stavanger before the end of the year.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

An angel.

An angel, - for sale at the Steiner school.

Monday 25 November 2013

Italian Cafe at the Xmas market.

Some of the pupils at the Rudolf Steiner school had setup an Italian Cafe, with quality food and nice proper Italian coffee. I asked if they learned Italian at school, but no, they learned Spanish.
Anyway, they are off to ROME on a school trip soon. Lucky young people!
The lunch was yummy and full of garlic. Hopefully they got their travel budget in the plus after the Xmas market at the weekend.

Sunday 24 November 2013

The Steiner school.

As I said in yesterdays posting, the xmas market is on the whole weekend.
More music, more entertainment and more to buy.
It looks like we will have a cold, but sunny day here in Stavanger.

Saturday 23 November 2013

Xmas market.

An annual event happening this weekend.
Christmas market at the Steiner school.
I don`t know who they were but these people COULD sing.

Exhibitions of schoolwork, the sale of home made, as well as school made, food and products.
Pony riding, fun for kids and a nice place to be.

Friday 22 November 2013

At Fish & Cow.

We were three friends who had healthy and tasty lunch at Fish & Cow today!
I will be back!
Sunny and cold outside, and I finished off with the best Americano coffee I have had for a long time.

Thursday 21 November 2013

An old window.

It was something about the window that made me stop.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Seen at PEDERS.

Seen at PEDERS, a chinese take away and pizza place at Løkkeveien.

Tuesday 19 November 2013


Yes, we finally got a KUNSTHALL here in Stavanger!
Take a look at http://kunsthallstavanger.no/en/

Monday 18 November 2013


Shopping in a mall, like here at KVADRAT can be a pure pleasure on a sunny day!
Free parking and plenty of space to walk, and lots of shops under the same roof.

Sunday 17 November 2013


One year ago the photographer Henriette Framnes Time shot 220 portraits of men and their mustaches.
You will find more info. and also WHY she did it on: www.bookofmovember.com

Some of the photos are now placed out on the old market place in front of the cathedral.

Saturday 16 November 2013

Friday 15 November 2013


A view over the lake Breiavatnet, seen from the city park.

Thursday 14 November 2013


Renaa´s Xpress is situated at Breitorget.
Just behind the Culturehouse.
Open for breakfast and lunch until 5 PM.

(The photo is taken at the same place as my first ever
photo on this blog.... the African Cafe, Black Coffee.)

LATER: And it is nothing like this either anymore.....

Wednesday 13 November 2013

The little cottage

The cottage at the lake area Mosvannet

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Goodnight from Stavanger.

God natt fra Stavanger / Goodnight from Stavanger.