Wednesday 30 September 2015

A bonus.

What I call a bonus, is to live so close to the North Sea, the coastline and the beaches.
You can reach several of them if you head south and out of the city.
This is Orre, about 30-40 minutes by car from the city centre.
I love the open landscape, and I love these places for long walks. It is probably one of the things I would have missed the most, if I should have moved away from the area.

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Who is he ?

I don't know who this is, nor who the artist is.
But I found it quite unusual and interesting.

Monday 28 September 2015

Statue by Hugo Frank Wathne.

Stavanger would not have developed to the extent it did during the industrial period, if it wasn't for all the women who worked very long days in the industry.
In the beginning they did not have permanent jobs and they worked very hard, sometimes even bringing their children to work.
Later as laws and regulations were introduced, things became better.

This is a fine example of one of the many workers who made Stavanger famous, in this case, working in the canning industry.

The statue is made by Hugo Frank Wathne, and is placed at what we call,
 Østre Bydel (East part of the town).

Sunday 27 September 2015


Enjoy the day!

Saturday 26 September 2015


Mathallen. The new food hall in Stavanger has been open for a few weeks and this week I had a look inside around lunch time. It looked very tidy, very quiet, also interesting, and had some nice locally produced products..... So I did some shopping.

I hope they will manage to run the place and develop the concept.

Where is the best food hall that YOU have been to??

Friday 25 September 2015

Inside Noah's Ark

There are some creative people around, and when I visited Noah´s Ark I fully understood that this has taken time to make. More than 50 people worked for 16 months to build it. Here are some images that show some of the things you can see inside "The Floating Bible Museum". It is 70 meters long, 10 meter wide and 13 meter high. The Dutch owner,artist and producer, Aad Peters, has said in several interviews that it is important to learn and know about our own culture, and I can see that this might be visited by many families and school classes too.

For more info. take a look at

Thursday 24 September 2015


"Noah's ark" has arrived in town.
Tomorrow I'll show you images from inside.
It has been in Kristiansand, and will be here for five more weeks, before leaving for Bergen.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

A worthy cause.

Renate Schilling, a young economy student, has together with at least 15 of her friends done a brilliant job collecting and organising an event that took place today. Clothes, shoes, jewellery etc. were given to this centre, where they held a second hand market. All of the money raised goes to refugees from Syria. Well done!!

(They managed to raise 40 000 Norwegian kroner from the sale. )

Good to see that so many got involved in an important issue.

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Another mural.

Another mural made by German soldiers, seen at the same place as yesterdays posting.

Monday 21 September 2015

An old mural.

This is an old mural.
It is made by German soldiers who occupied Norway for 5 years under the 2WW.
Some of the soldiers have made this in the cellar under Obrestad light house.

Sunday 20 September 2015

Garden life.

Out in the garden this morning.
A sign that summer has not quite given up yet?
A nice day today.

Saturday 19 September 2015

A treat.... Soft ice-cream.

A treat bought today.
Sunshine and rain, a nice lazy day.

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday 18 September 2015

The harbour area.

A view seen from Old Stavanger over to the harbour area.

Thursday 17 September 2015

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Turning around.

Turning 180 degrees from where I took yesterdays image, I saw this.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

The day after the election.

The election is over.... the left wing parties did fairly well and the Green Party did amazingly well.
Our mayor in Stavanger will keep her job....and life is in a way "back to normal".

We have rain and it feels like autumn is here now after a weekend that had a summer feel to it.

I could have shown you an image of rain, but have chosen to show you a house out on one of the islands that you get to after crossing the city bridge and a few more smaller bridges.
They have a wonderful place!

Monday 14 September 2015

Not a house for tall people.

This is a very idyllic house in Old Stavanger,
but I guess NOT a place to live for tall people like ; Christopher from South Africa :-)

Sunday 13 September 2015

Who to vote for ?

Who to vote for ?
Yesterday there were so many politicians at Arnageren, the area in front of the Culture House.
Tomorrow, is the big day for the local election. THE ELECTION DAY.
Not many hours left to decide who to vote for.
So let us hope that the best politicians will win!

Saturday 12 September 2015

TANYA in town.

This is TANYA from Lithuania who is married, staying and working in London.
This weekend she is visiting the Stavanger area.
Here you see her in the most colourful street in town.

HappY WeekenD !

Friday 11 September 2015


Urban living next to the Culture House in Stavanger.
Blue sky today and a feel of summer with +19C.

Happy weekend!

Thursday 10 September 2015

Seen at Kvadrat.

Seen on the wall at the shopping mall Kvadrat.
This is an image from my archive, taken some weeks back.

Today is one of the very few days that I have not taken one single photo, not even with my iPhone.

I have struggled to just stand on my feet, even more to go to work and stay there.
After work I have just been sleeping ..... and that is what I intend to do after writing this.
Go back to bed and SLEEP and not dream about anything.....

Wednesday 9 September 2015


We have a local election coming up....
This is the Mayor of Stavanger. (On one of the many posters that are put up all over town.)
She and the conservatives have had good results year after year.
This time it may change.
Time will tell.

Tuesday 8 September 2015

The train has arrived.

It takes 8 hours with the train between Oslo and Stavanger.
Goodnight :-)

Monday 7 September 2015


Why do some Norwegians paint a Norwegian flag on the wall ?

Why do some go to Spain, Greece etc. and sit at a restaurant with a Norwegian flag on the table?
And why is it important to even put up a flag on the balcony at hotels when on holiday?

Is it just pride?

Sunday 6 September 2015

Life in the bushes.

The flowering season is soon over.

Saturday 5 September 2015

Who is this man?

This is a bust of JENS TVEDT
(1857 - 1935), who wrote more than twenty books. He was a teacher and later also worked many years as the boss of Stavanger Library. (The bust is made by Ståle Kyllingstad)

It is shown also in yesterdays image just outside the entrance to the library.

Friday 4 September 2015


At the library there is a good selection of local as well as national and international newspapers.
They also provide an opportunity to read more than 3900 newspapers / magazines from all over the world, using the library card and their computers..... So there are lots of choices.

Which newspaper is YOUR favourite?
Do you use internet or paper editions?

Thursday 3 September 2015

Morning walk.

What a nice walk we had this morning!
Open landscape and a view out on to the North Sea.
Just a few raindrops today. Colder and time to find the woollen clothes again.

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Opening in October?

ZARA, the fashion shop will open it's doors soon.
I could hear lots of work going on inside, but the building is ready.
There will be two floors with clothes for women and one floor for children and men.
I guess lots of people are waiting for the grand opening day...

Tuesday 1 September 2015


September is here. It feels colder.... and we have had plenty of rain today.