Sunday 31 December 2017

Nearly an accident today!

The last day of the year could have ended with a bang or two or three...

On the busiest road in Stavanger, an elderly man in his 80's made a wrong turn that gave those of us who witnessed it a chance to test out our brakes.

Luckily nobody was injured!

I hope everyone will have a HAPPY NEW YEAR and that you celebrate just the way you want.

Have FUN and ALL GOOD WISHES for 2018!

Saturday 30 December 2017

Kim Larsen

Kim Larsen is a Danish rock musician who, at the age of 72 , will give a concert in Stavanger next year. He is a legend in Scandinavia and obviously still has a huge following.

The banners and adverts are already out, like here at the ongoing roadworks at Madlaveien and the motorway.

Friday 29 December 2017

Snow again.

Snow again.
Fantastic to wake up to the white landscape.
Our dog was eager to go out for a walk.
Here is an image taken on the way to the woodland.
This is about 20 minutes from home, south of Stavanger.

Thursday 28 December 2017


Today we have had a nice sunny day!
Cold, with only +2C.

Many people have left town, either to escape the rain and cold and therefore gone to Spain and other warm places. Those who don't feel any pain and cope ok with the snow, rain, cold and the dark days have perhaps gone to cottages up in the mountains.

Still some people left... but it is quiet, quiet at workplaces like here at Forus, an area where thousands of people work in different national and international offices.

It is also quiet on most roads and places away from the bigger shopping centres.

It is the time for EXTREME SALES and to change Christmas presents that did not turn out to be what was wanted.

I hope you too have some nice relaxed days.

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Walking in the rain.

Relaxing days now, but with a big family dog, we have also been out for long walks in the rain.
Today is colder. Perhaps we will have some snow again.

This is an image from an area south of Stavanger.

Tuesday 26 December 2017

Relax it is Christmas time!

Not only cars, but also this chair was parked in the city centre.
We have lazy days here at home, with a mixture of both Norwegian and British Christmas traditions .
Outside, the rain is pouring down.
I think even our dog wants to delay her long walk today.

Monday 25 December 2017

Dressed for Christmas.

A festive outfit seen at KARMA
I am always impressed about their unique items and the way they design their window

STAVANGER DAILY PHOTO is also on Facebook.

Sunday 24 December 2017


HAPPY CHRISTMAS wherever you are.

God Jul / Merry Christmas everyone.

Saturday 23 December 2017

Quiet in town.

It is quiet in town.
This is an image taken last night towards Newsman.
(A café bar which opened in 1990!
Still a popular place with lots of news on TV and in newspapers etc. )

We will have plenty of rain, and the newspapers are talking about extreme weather.
So it is good to be inside, watch films and start on the Christmas food and drinks.

Have a nice long Holiday weekend!

Friday 22 December 2017


I thought  about HYGGE when I saw this.

Definition of HYGGE - a Scandinavian word for a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.

You will see this corner if you are travelling abroad and are walking through the international lounge / area at the airport.

Today is the DAY when most people are travelling home for xmas, or going away for the holiday time.

A very busy day!

Thursday 21 December 2017

Lighter days from now.

Today is the darkest and shortest winter day.
After today we will have longer periods of
daylight again and hopefully more sunshine too.

Wednesday 20 December 2017


Detail from outside one of the bakeries in town.

Tuesday 19 December 2017


The snow is melting now.
This is an image taken last week.
Even with lots of snow, there are people who are out running.
Here is one SPORTY MAN.

At the back you see the Petroleum Museum and the city bridge.

Monday 18 December 2017


The road KONGSGATA, next to the city park and the little lake Breiavatnet.

Sunday 17 December 2017


GUNDA is a friendly and cute dog, belonging to one of the sales people of the street magazine, ASFALT.
You might have seen her in town.
Yesterday she was probably the most photographed dog in town, she was out with the owner who was selling ASFALT's baking book outside the Culture House at Arnageren.

Saturday 16 December 2017


These lady friends were out for a nice pre-Christmas lunch this afternoon.
It is a tradition they have had for more than 10 years.
Nice to meet you all.
Merry Christmas.

Friday 15 December 2017


Another image taken from the air.
It is Klepp, and the area with the houses is Verdalen.
Driving by car it takes about 30 minutes from the centre of Stavanger.
I was going away for a couple of days.
And as always, happy to get a window seat! :-)

Thursday 14 December 2017


The landscape along the coast,
seen from the air earlier this week.

Wednesday 13 December 2017


Where to go?
Kirkegaten or Breigaten?

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Out on the motorway.

Snow and beautiful landscape seen on E39

Monday 11 December 2017

Monday mural.

"Baby it is cold outside"

Streetart / Nuart.

Sunday 10 December 2017

Sunday morning.

This is what the area St.Olav looked like this morning.

Saturday 9 December 2017

It is snowing.

It is so quiet outside...
And it is SNOWING!


Friday 8 December 2017

Still blowing.

The storm is still raging!
The extreme weather is named Aina and she is strong.
I am so pleased that I am not out in a plane or on a boat today.
Have a good weekend!

Thursday 7 December 2017

The STORM CAROLINE is outside.

The STORM CAROLINE is outside now, along the south west coast of Norway
I am so pleased I made it back home before it really started.

Pasta - wine and TV tonight.

Hope you are safe and warm wherever you are.

This is the Christmas tree at the place near Domkirken / the Cathedral.
Hopefully it is there tomorrow too.

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Tuesday 5 December 2017

BIG BEN is in town

BIG BEN as well as MANY other gingerbread buildings are to be seen at The Petroleum Museum now.
How creative some people are!
It is a nice annual event.

Monday 4 December 2017

Quaietly waiting

He (or perhaps she) was quietly waiting for the owner who perhaps was one of all the people at the pharmacy yesterday.

Good to have a good dog friend!

Anyway, it is time for trying to avoid the flu, so keep warm and here in Norway it is quite normal to take a spoon of cod liver oil each day during the autumn / winter season.

Sunday 3 December 2017

Afternoon sky.

Afternoon sky over the church RÆGE.
It is a bit south of Stavanger at the area called Sola, also
close to the airport.
The image was taken from the car window with my mobile earlier this week.

Saturday 2 December 2017

No post on Saturdays.

A beautiful wooden door in town.

(In 2016 the post office stopped delivering mails on Saturdays.)


Friday 1 December 2017

Work in progress.

Work in progress.
Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge.
I like their architectural style and the view.

Happy weekend!

Thursday 30 November 2017


These 3 people were out in the rain a few days back, doing volunteer work for Amnesty International.
It was a campaign to make people aware of what is happening in Saudi Arabia.

Death Penalty for kids/ teenagers!!

They were enthusiastic about taking photos of passers by with the sign, and collecting signatures.
(The big smile came after we all realised that the first two pictures I had taken had the sign upside down.)
Tonight there will be an event both at the Cathedral, in the streets, and at the Culture house
The mayor Sagen Helgø will give an appeal and the nominated Oscar film
"Cities of Ghosts:Raqqua" will be shown at the cinema.
This is a global event that will be marked in many other places

If you are in the Stavanger area and are interested you will find Amnesty International at the Culture house  from 16.30 and at the Cathedral from 17.30

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Roofs and windows.

Roofs and windows in town.

Tuesday 28 November 2017


Such a grey day today, so it is good to see some bright colours.
This is outside HANEKAM , a coffee / bar place at Øvre Holmegate.

Monday 27 November 2017

A clear message.....

A clear message.
Stretart on the wall.

Art by John Fekner  / Nuart / Issac Cordal.

Sunday 26 November 2017


A GREY day as this "colour" photo shows.

Saturday 25 November 2017

Where to find Haukeliseter?

On our way to the Theater last night I suddenly saw this sign.

HAUKELISETER is 250 km. away, and it takes more than 4 hours to drive there by car.
Thinking about it, we do have other signs saying Denmark and England, so why not HAUKELISETER?

It is a beautiful place, and I would love to go there again!

Friday 24 November 2017

Out on the beach.

Out on the beach yesterday afternoon.
It was very windy, very cold and very nice to walk there with our dog.

Thursday 23 November 2017

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Strong winds and rain today!

This is another glimpse from the Geopark.

Keep warm and safe.
Strong winds and rain today!

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Window shopping.

Window shopping.

What to wear
what not to wear.

Kirkegaten / Church road.

Monday 20 November 2017

Streetart at the Geopark.

Streetart at the Geopark in Stavanger.

Sunday 19 November 2017

Sunday morning.

(Last) Sunday morning.
Sporty people in town having a coffee break.

Saturday 18 November 2017

KRISTINE BONNEVIE visiting Stavanger

"KRISTINE BONNEVIE" visiting Stavanger.

Fishing Support Vessel.

Friday 17 November 2017

Thursday 16 November 2017

Morning has broken.

Morning has broken...

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Something missing?

Something missing?

Tuesday 14 November 2017

KRIA, a beauty from the south.

A beauty from the south, a Colin Archer boat made in Randesundet (near Kristiansand) back in 1983.
The couple had had her for 15 years and enjoyed lots of nice holidays & trips.
I met Astrid and John on Sunday, and I have to say that KRIA looked very well kept.

They told me that there is more info. on "Finn", and yes, the photos are a lot better than my snapshot, so do take a look if you know the site and are interested.

Monday 13 November 2017

Not much life...

Not much life in this shop at Prostebakken.

Sunday 12 November 2017

Antique market.

This weekend there is a big event at Figgjohallen, south of Stavanger.
An eldorado for collectors and buyers of all things collectable, vintage, retro and of course antique.

So nice to take a look.

This is Ellen Ørnes. She has been the number one on Norwegian TV, as well as writing in magazines and her own books telling about all things that have to do with the different periods and styles etc.

For those who wanted a valuation of old items there were opportunities to do so.
People came from many places in Norway to show and sell from their collections.