Saturday, August 27, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: Stavanger

Many viewers know Stavanger, Norway, through the eyes of Gunn White and Stavanger Daily Photo.
Here is an alternative view of Stavanger from a wandering New Englander.


Old Town Stavanger is a lovely waterfront section with 173 well preserved 
wooden houses -- mostly white with red roofs -- from the 19th century. 


Stavanger has gone from one industry to another over the centuries.  Originally it was home to many men who fished for herring.  Then, many canning factories.  Now it is a world oil center.


Visitors wander up and down cobblestoned streets.


And enjoy colorful flowers offered to the street by residents.

11 comments:

Andy said...

Awesome sight. I have never so many white houses all in one place before.

Jack said...

A little wifi trouble today. Couldn't upload the photos. When they finally uploaded, the previous upload efforts all uploaded, too. Such are the woes of traveling with funky wifi.

bill burke said...

Beautiful scenery Jack. Glad you got some time down in the town.

Kate said...

Wonderful photo(s)!! Glad that you are getting some "land" time and hope that you are able to make contact with some CDP bloggers along the way!

jennyfreckles said...

That looks such a picturesque and photogenic place. I'd love to visit, though I have never fancied a cruise, I hate boats!

RedPat said...

What a pretty sight that is, Jack! Looking forward to mire great shots from your travels.

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for your unique view of this picturesque community. I try to follow Gunn's blog.

Ed said...

Great photos of Stavanger! I also enjoy Gunn's blog. Did you get a chance to meet?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Quite a trip you're on. I love that everyone seems to have hanging plants now that the season allows.

William Kendall said...

It's marvelous to see what's become a familiar city to me, reading Gunn's blog, through the eyes of another photographer.

Kay said...

Wow! Isn't Stavanger lovely!?! Nice shots!