Saturday 30 August 2014
Friday 29 August 2014
Thursday 28 August 2014
TORBJØRN RØDLAND is the ONS Artist.
A photographer born in Stavanger, but now living in Los Angeles and Oslo.
I have seen some of his work before, but this time I had a look at KUNSTHALLEN.
If you are in Stavanger use the opportunity to see his work, and that include the film shown downstairs too.
I always sneak a photo or two of what is going on at museums.
People looking at art, or here some domestic work...
Wednesday 27 August 2014
I am not good at technical things.
Walking around the ONS is like entering another world.
I get impressed about all the things that I don´t know much about.
But there are 3 things I have noticed that I will remember, which have nothing to do with the business....
1) The number of women who are walking around on really high heals!
2) Stand number 544. My favourite stand. The most friendly people and WOW what a creative presentation! Aesthetically pleasing and so informative about the area up in the high north, arctic area.
The film they are showing is just SUPERB!
3) The company "Talisman Energy" have used a fantastic illustrator artist, George Butler, who is doing the most amazing work I have seen for a long time.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
This is a typical scene from the ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) exhibition.
(See yesterdays posting).
Business people having a friendly chat and discussions over new products.
We have had a very nice and sunny day today, and I guess there will be lots of socialising for business partners and customers out into the early hours.
Monday 25 August 2014
It is a BIG EVENT in Stavanger this week.
ONS (www.ons.no) is taking place. Oil related companies from all over the world come to show their products, take meetings and conferences and perhaps find new working partners. In some ways it is a little like "speed dating" for the oil industry.
Some prominent people also attend.
Here you see our PM Erna Solberg in blue, who even took the time to be photographed together with this young woman who looked very happy about the situation.
ONS was first arranged 40 years ago.
I have only been there a few times. The size as well as the standard and creativity of the stands, has become very impressive.
Sunday 24 August 2014
Saturday 23 August 2014
Friday 22 August 2014
Thursday 21 August 2014
If the tourists walked towards the city centre (from yesterdays photo), they must have passed a souvenir shop, and it looks like they are selling Christmas decorations there the whole year.
Seriously, is that what tourists buy in the summer?
I guess some do, otherwise they would have packed it away, but I think that this is strange?
Wednesday 20 August 2014
They are HUGE these "floating hotels" arriving during the summer.
Today it has been a windy day, and the few people I saw, were dressed in thick anoraks.
Well, I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to see the cruise ship from the inside as a proper tourist.
I read about it .... here
...... and had a quick look before heading home this afternoon.
Monday 18 August 2014
Sunday 17 August 2014
I feel sorry for the owner of one of the most beautiful and well kept villas just opposite this new building site....
On the other hand I know there are students ( as well as other people ) who need a place to live.
There were some very old community flats here, that were not far from falling apart, so it was about time that something happened.
Saturday 16 August 2014
Friday 15 August 2014
Thursday 14 August 2014
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Monday 11 August 2014
Sunday 10 August 2014
Not so much rain and wind today.
We were two adults and three kids who went to an amusement park, KONGEPARKEN, south of Stavanger today.
Lots of FUN.
The minus, was all the wasps! I have never ever seen so many anywhere on the planet.
It is not cheap going to Kongeparken, so I would recommend that anyone who plans to go.... to start early!
Saturday 9 August 2014
Friday 8 August 2014
Thursday 7 August 2014
Wednesday 6 August 2014
Tuesday 5 August 2014
Today I have been 324 m. above sea level, on a top of a mountain named DALSNUTEN.
This is a sporty family from Sandnes, with their cute dog.
The view behind them is Stavanger, but from the top you can see far away, and I think it has an absolutely fantastic view, so I strongly recommend doing this walk.
Many people were there today, and some very sporty people were even jogging their way up!