Saturday 31 October 2015


Enjoy the colours of the season.

Friday 30 October 2015

Out for a walk.

We were both out for a walk.

I have never seen a fluffy creature like this before.
What was it?

Someone told me that it is a caterpillar.....
Perhaps that is right?
Just a bit strange now when it is so cold.

Keep warm and enjoy the weekend!

Thursday 29 October 2015


Looks like Susie, BARBIE & KEN have parked up in Kirkegaten. (Church Rd.)

Wednesday 28 October 2015


One of the staircases at the Concert House.

Tuesday 27 October 2015


SKANDI HUGEN had docked very close to the Concert House.
More info about the vessel you can find here:

Monday 26 October 2015

Smoking or not smoking.

In Norway (according to statistics from 2014) there are now 13% of the population who smoke every day.

No one used the ashtray outside cafe Sting when I took this image.

Sunday 25 October 2015


It is already 10 years since the start of painting the houses in the little road, Øvre Holmegate, in some strong and cheerful colours...
CONGRATULATIONS to those who have made the place into what it is now!

Saturday 24 October 2015


EDDA FRAM, is the name of an Offshore Supply Ship that are now here at the Stavanger harbour.

Friday 23 October 2015


Lunch today :
Lefse filled with prawns etc.

Thursday 22 October 2015

Autumn is here.

Autumn is here.

Wednesday 21 October 2015


It has not stopped raining today....

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Small houses.

Small houses and small gardens in the old part of Stavanger.
Named "Gamle Stavanger".

Monday 19 October 2015


A HUGE road project is going on, and will hopefully be finished in 2019.
The project is to both reduce the traffic through Stavanger centre, and to provide a better connection between the islands and the other side of the fjord. The longest subsea tunnel will be 14.3km.
This is just a small glimpse from the construction. More info. you can find here:

Sunday 18 October 2015

Seen outside Bar Bache.

Seen outside Bar Bache.

Saturday 17 October 2015

Work situation

The work situation for many people, especially working in the oil industry, has changed dramatically over the last year. Although the downturn started with the oil industry, it has had a knock on affect on many other businesses.
The number of unemployed people has gone up by 65% (!!) from the same time last year.
Actually, it has not been worse since 2005.

So it is good to see, like here, that some companies are optimistic and believe that the situation will be better in the foreseeable future. In this case, an oil related company that despite cutting down, are also investing in a new building.

Let us hope for the best!

Friday 16 October 2015

Happy weekend!

Don't forget to buy some colourful flowers for yourself or to someone else.
This is from my favourite florist in town.
(I am not paid to write this, and I am abroad just now, so I will explore new florist shops.)

Happy weekend!

Thursday 15 October 2015

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Anno 1905

Detail from one of the roofs at Kirkegaten / Church Road.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Lucky students.

Some students were lucky and moved into these new student
flats this year.
Walking distance in to the city centre.
It is more expensive to rent a flat in the private market.

Monday 12 October 2015


A mural seen in Østervåg.

Sunday 11 October 2015

A new pub.

One more pub/ bar has opened in the most colourful little road in Stavanger.
Bar CIRKUS looked cosy and popular.
This image was taken early yesterday evening.

Saturday 10 October 2015

ZARA is here.

Yesterday ZARA opened it's doors.
From a fashionista I know, I heard about all the people who had turned up on the opening day for these fantastic clothes!
The fact that it was good quality and good prices too.... made me pop in for a look today.

More than 2000 had applied for jobs there.... So I guess the lucky ones working were very happy!


PS. I do love ZARA HOME, so I wish that it will be the next shop we will get.

Friday 9 October 2015


The shops and kiosks are already full of magazines with ideas on what to make and how to make a cosy and perfectly decorated CHRISTMAS home.
It is OCTOBER...
Well,  I guess there must be some creative people who are in the right mood for it.

Perhaps is it the same in lot of other countries?

Thursday 8 October 2015


Forty years back (or maybe even longer) there was nothing called Høstferie (Autumn holiday) for school children. It was a busy week when not only the farmers children were busy picking potatoes, but neighbours children, friends and relatives would help out too. At that time, it was called Potetferie  (potato holiday), because that was what it was really all about.

Some children must have had fun decorating this potato, seen in a small shop.

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Business Lounge.

Today was the day when the airport opened the brand new and modern Business Lounge. You will find it near Gate 12, if you are travelling abroad.
As a member you have free entry and can use the facility, or you can pay your way in and enjoy the extra comfort.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Autumn in the garden.

Autumn in the garden.

Monday 5 October 2015

Monday morning.

A quick walk on the beach at Sola before 8 o'clock this morning.
+4C, a bit of fog, sunshine and no wind.
A good and fresh start to the week.
This is the view over the runway seen from the sand dunes.

Sunday 4 October 2015

Stranded whale at the beach.

I saw something unusual near the beach today, a large whale that had been stranded.
Unfortunately, it looks like the whale might already be dead....

Saturday 3 October 2015

At a building site

Seen on a building site at Østre Bydel, the east part of Stavanger.

Friday 2 October 2015

Next week the schools are closed.

The schools have just given all the pupils and teachers a weeks holiday. Some might be going away, even abroad, others will just relax at home. Anyway, happy weekend and happy holidays!
This is an image taken around the harbour. The small white houses at the back are part of what we call Old Stavanger.

Thursday 1 October 2015

Bortusk Leer.

"Happy Fucking Days" that is the title of Bortusk Leer's colourful art.
And it made me SMILE.

Something so childish, so colourful and happy about it.
Well, if you want to find out more, please read the link here: