Saturday 31 March 2018

The cruise tourists arrived today.

Another cold sunny day.

Today we had a big cruise ship visiting Stavanger with British tourist who were on a 12 days trip up to Tromsø and Alta (North of Norway) before the last stop, Stavanger.

We noticed lots of the passengers out and about with their cameras.

This afternoon they left for Southampton, where they will arrive on Monday.

Friday 30 March 2018


Bright colours and a mans jacket/ blazer decorated for Easter.
Nice to see window decorations that are both creative and fun.
This is from a shop in Kirkegaten.

Thursday 29 March 2018


Sunshine - blue sky - quiet in town.
A window at the Cathedral, seen on todays walk.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

A scene from Stavanger.

This  is one out of 10 different designs used for wall plates by Stavanger Lions Club.
It's from 1977 and illustrated by Henry Imsland, who was famous for his political caricature work via our main newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

A typical scene from Stavanger, with the Cathedral at the back.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Artistic busses.

The sky is BLUE over the clouds.

A bit of sunshine and +4C this afternoon.

This is just a snapshot.

We have a few very artistically decorated buses. This is done by the artist Hama Woods.

Monday 26 March 2018

From Hungary.

They looked happy, even on a grey Sunday morning in town.

This is Ildi and her mother Aranka from Hungary.
They had just arrived from Budapest / Hungary and were now having a quick look around Stavanger, before going by bus to Haugesund where they are staying until later this week.

And they have also planned a day trip to Utsira.
I asked how they found information about where to go.
Google... was the answer. So I guess guidebooks might be OUT these days.

I hope they will have lots of good memories from their holiday.

Nice meeting you!

Sunday 25 March 2018

Looking for YELLOW.

Looking for YELLOW on my walk through town this morning...
Well, this was a joyful and happy young man who was out with a group of other POKEMON  GO enthusiasts.

HappY Sunday!

Saturday 24 March 2018

Coat of Arms.

Here you see the Coat of Arms for Stavanger, at the harbour area.

Friday 23 March 2018

Chic cyclist.

A chic cyclist seen this morning.

We suddenly got a feel of spring today. ( + 4C )

Most of the snow down at the coastal landscape had melted.
Plenty of snow high up in the mountains.


Thursday 22 March 2018

Early morning walk.

Up and out for an EARLY morning walk today.
A bit of fog and snow.

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Poor visibility.

Stuck in a queue, and looking out the car window over to runway 36
Poor visibility and snow in the air.

Now 3 hours later the landscape is covered in snow,again.
I am longing for spring today.

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Work in progress.

Work in progress.

Monday 19 March 2018

Seen at the food shop...

Seen at the food shop...

We have plenty of news about Trump and American politics.
These days we have too much going on with Norwegian politics.
We might have some BIG changes tomorrow?

Sunday 18 March 2018

Antique market this weekend.

One of the things I have been doing this weekend was visiting an antique market
Here are two old posters that were for sale.
The weather has been good, cold and sunny.

Saturday 17 March 2018

Pine trees.

A sunny and cold winter weekend.
With a BIG dog at home there is no excuse for not getting up and out, even when it is -5C.

Friday 16 March 2018


Tjensvoll, only 10 minutes drive from the city centre.

Thursday 15 March 2018

Narrow entry & exit.

Narrow entry & exit.
Some parking places are worse than others.
This is one I don't like.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Out walking.

Out walking.

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Foggy morning.

Foggy morning at Vågen today.

Monday 12 March 2018

Just looking.

Just looking.

Artistic details seen on a step in the city centre.

Sunday 11 March 2018

New film.

I will never forget what happened here in Norway on July 22. 2011
69 people lost their lives on the island. Total 77 people.
A Norwegian man had planned and carried out these two evil attacks by himself.

This week a new Norwegian film had it's premier, and the film is about what happened at UTØYA, the island where so many young people lost their lives.

People are saying that this is a strong film.

I have not seen it. I guess the intense marketing, with posters perhaps in all bus shelters, will make this a film that many will go and see.

Saturday 10 March 2018

Old Stavanger

Old Stavanger with it's old wooden white houses and narrow streets.

Friday 9 March 2018

Well done!

These two guys have been doing a good job on making a wooden path, so it will be easier to reach the beach for those who are out with a weal chair or a pram.


Thursday 8 March 2018

Beach life

This is Elisabeth Nessler and Bjørn Sola together with their two dogs.
Not a common thing to see, a Norwegian guy wearing a kilt (on yet another snowy day!)
He told me that he actually had five kilts...
So perhaps he will inspire more Norwegian men to dress the same way?
Great to see a man who is man enough to dress just the way HE likes.

Together with a good friend I was out walking on the beach, before celebrating "International Women's Day" with some nice food at the hotel on the beach.

Have a nice evening, everyone!

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Longing for SPRING.

I am longing for SPRING.
Today we had +3C and just a few drops of rain.

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Doors and windows.

Doors and windows of Stavanger.

Monday 5 March 2018


Stavanger ( Sola) by night.
God natt.

Sunday 4 March 2018

Different architectural styles.

Different architectural styles.

Saturday 3 March 2018


Arkaden- Shopping mall in the city centre.

Friday 2 March 2018

Norwegian food.

Today I had an interesting chat with one of the guys promoting and selling sea products outside a local shop. Products from a small company at Lista ( south Norway.) They were heading north towards the Stavanger area. He told me that they wanted to buy more cars and expand the sale even out of Norway.

I heard about the idea... from farm to fork,  and yes; it is based in Stavanger and have been doing so since 2008.

Good luck!
Nice to meet some enthusiasts!

Thursday 1 March 2018

HAVANA magasinet.

It is an old logo, and the company is still selling all what smokers need.
But advertising is not done the same way anymore.
It is actually the oldest shop in Norway selling tobacco etc.
The previous owners great grandfather started the business back in 1899.