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.