We where not in Stavanger but we make a great walk to..
Preikestolen.towering 604 m above the Lysefjord .is by far the best know tourist attraction in the Ryfylke region.The platau at the top.wich measures about 25 *25m, was most likely formed by successive periods of 10.000 years ago.The clim to the top is 2 a 3 ours.But it is a must ..It is GREAT!!
More photos in TV..
We have to recognize that even pronouncing such a name is challenging :)
Zeeleeuw… Sea Lion
Now it should be easier, isn’t it?
I was than one of the lucky persons to see such a beauty, one day in Stavanger… Perhaps is not so often happening but, of course I have studied a bit to see who they are and what are they doing around.
So, take a look at the link below and at my photos too, and… find out more about it. Not everything of course but… enough to become interested in submarines.
Broken Umbrella & Broken Bicycle
This is a brilliant Norwegian concept based on, and in answer to Broken Column, a set of sculptures that an Englishman placed about town.
Broken Umbrella is a popular interactive work in which many loosely associated artists participate. The umbrellas, once transformed to appear to be broken, are placed about town, but not actually secured to the ground, so each day the sculpture actually physically changes shape and form! Some are open, some closed, and they are always carefully placed to approximate the illusion of randomness. New umbrellas are constantly being added in the Broken Umbrella Festival season, which usually runs from October through May, with the exception of December through February, which is Lost Glove Festival season. If you observe closely, you can even catch a glimpse of these elusive anarchic artists creating their works.
From June through September, a different subset of artists take over, and Norwegians celebrate Broken Bicycle. BB follows the same pattern, but features a combination of temporary and permanent works. You need to be quick to chart the location of, or photograph the temporary ones because the locations are frequently changed.
The exhibits are a striking portrayal of the human spirit. Once new, clean and free to fly about, and over time, peice by piece, component by component, gradually worn down and damaged from overwork and rusted from an opressive environment, the tyres flattened and dry-rotted from supressed emotions, feelings, dreams, imagination, and finally, with a lack of care, disposed of like a cheap commodity.
Also from June through August, but mostly on Thursday through Sunday nights, the related Broken Bottle and Broken Nose festivals, dubbed "Living Art," are celebrated. The overarching principle is careful planning to ensure an appearance of chaos to the viewing public.
These works specifically define Stavanger's place in its new title of "European City of Culture, 2008."
If you are looking for an idyllic and peaceful beach, then this is the right place! We adore walking there in every sunny day!
The easiest way to get there is to take no 4A or 4B bus to Rosenli (this is the last stop on route) and then walk to the fjord.
If you have children and you had enough peace and quiet in Stavanger, then try to take them to the playground. You'll have enough noise for at least one month from then:)
Being in this city with our 3 y.o boy, we thought it would be a good idea to take him to a playground. The place is nice, but...it is not divided on areas for different ages and it seemed very risky for small children.