Saturday 31 May 2014

Life at Nytorget.

I had a look around the flee market at Nytorget today.
Don`t miss it if you are in town on a Saturday morning during the summer.

Friday 30 May 2014

Work in progress.

Work in progress.

Thursday 29 May 2014

The old police station.

Years back this used to be our police station.
Today it is a trendy club house for young people.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

From the air.

The area looks different from above.

Tuesday 27 May 2014


It is the time of year for exams.

(Stavanger Katedralskole, next to the Cathedral.)

Monday 26 May 2014

The pink dog.

A welcoming and colourful display outside a toy shop in Søregata.

Sunday 25 May 2014

Saturday 24 May 2014

A sign of SUMMER.

More and more places have started serving food and drinks outside.
It is a good sign of SUMMER.

Friday 23 May 2014


Tulips seen outside the Cathedral in the city park area.

Thursday 22 May 2014


Streetlife in Stavanger.

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Unique shop.

"Radiocentralen" is for me a unique shop/building, so different to the other buildings nearby.
It made me both happy and nostalgic to see it again :)
One day I will pop in to take a look.
I think they must sell much more than just radios.
Good that small shops still exists in the city.

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Monday 19 May 2014

Sunday 18 May 2014

Ice cream.

A chocolate topping on the soft ice cream.
We have had a nice warm sunny Sunday.
Hope you have had the same.

Saturday 17 May 2014

I started work 6AM this morning, so my husband had to raise the flag himself.
It has been a grey day, but now the sun is shining.
Off to see some friends tonight.
Anyway, I will just wish all Norwegians wherever you are, a very Happy "17.MAI"
And the same to all of you who are visiting or staying in Norway.
Celebrate and have fun!

Friday 16 May 2014

200 years ago…..

200 years ago on this day our constitution was signed….. You can read more about it here: In English

In many shops there have been special offers and flags up this week to celebrate our 200th. anniversary. Here is the ceiling of one shop who had an 18,14% off offer.
Creative advert.

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY where we celebrate our National Day.

Thursday 15 May 2014

Russ,- this time on a roundabout.

More russ (Pupils who celebrate 13 years of school).
This time, the red ones. They were out on a roundabout today trying to get attention with a poster saying. …. if you want the exams "later" honk your horn. And of course they got the attention that they were after, and of course it was noisy with all the cars……

You can see more RUSS if you click on the label at the end of this posting.

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Who are they?

Look who we met on the walk around Sørmarka today.
Do you remember their names?

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Cafè Express.

My view from a table this afternoon….

Monday 12 May 2014

Russ uniform

Russ uniform…..

Sunday 11 May 2014

The Goldsmiths Doll.

Most of us who are out with cameras remember to look UP, but sometimes it is also important to remember to look DOWN as well….. This I saw at a goldsmiths through a low window at street level.
The doll was "busy working", and I guess there must be many children who have seen it long before I stopped.

Saturday 10 May 2014

Leif og kompisane…..

The shopping mall KVADRAT celebrated 30 years in business today.
There were lots of special offers, even shops with 30% off, so you can imagine the number of people who turned up.

This is an old band, "Leif and kompisane" who gave a concert.
If you want to hear what our dialect sounds like, click on the link

The band is a rock band from Stavanger.

Friday 9 May 2014

Greenpeace in Stavanger.

Greenpeace has arrived in Stavanger…….
They had a message that was also written about in the local newspaper.
Here is the link in English (via Google translate):

Thursday 8 May 2014

Near the harbour.

Stavanger city centre, near the harbour, seen from a parking area.

Wednesday 7 May 2014


Reflections at the harbour.

Tuesday 6 May 2014


Swans out on a lake just outside of Stavanger

Monday 5 May 2014

The green door....

When I saw this door - a lift door at the University area I could not really translate the text, but to me the text and the color gave some sort of an optimistic feeling.

Perhaps "This is elevating" or "This is uplifting" would be an ok translation?

Thanks for the link SimTech....

Sunday 4 May 2014


ANNETTE from Trondheim was one of many thousand RUSS from all over Norway, who celebrated finishing 13 years of school at Kongeparken, with lots of partying, concerts and music the whole weekend! On her card was written: "Probably the most charming russ ever!"
She enjoyed meeting up with a friend from Sandnes too, so she had really enjoyed her weekend away.
Best of luck with the exams and more celebrating!

Saturday 3 May 2014

Red wine at Sting.

Red wine measured the way they do it at cafe STING.

The photo is from my archive, and if you think I got the wine for free, you are wrong.
However. a glass of red wine is what I am enjoying just NOW.
..... Le Poiane ... 2011....Valpolicella Ripasso.

Cheers !
Have a good weekend!

Friday 2 May 2014

Time for new plants.

A plant at the corner of a back garden at a cafe in town.
It is time to do get some summer plants .....
Cold wind today, but sunny most of the day:)
Happy weekend to you.

Thursday 1 May 2014

Norwegian tomatoes.

There are flags flying on poles most places because of May day.

This image is from yesterdays shopping trip.
For years there have been discussions as to whether Norwegian produced tomatoes are better than imported tomatoes, and also if ecological food is healthier than other food.

What do you think?