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    Stavanger and its white painted houses
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    BRIDGES & FERRIES

    by balhannah Written Aug 28, 2012

    In Stavanger, you will see many different styled Bridges. Where there isn't a bridge, then there is a ferry.

    On our cruise to the Lysefjord, we passed many ferries, and then came across the Lysefjord suspension bridge. This is a massive suspension bridge in Rogaland, Norway. It was constructed between 1995 and 1997. The main span is 446 meters, the depth of the deck is 2.7 meters, and the supporting towers are 102 meters tall. Then, on either side of the Bridge, the road disappears into the Mountain side, through a tunnel coming out??? I call it an engineeing feat!
    The vehicles crossing the Bridge looked like midgets from where I was standing on the Boat.

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    NORWEGIAN SHEEP

    by balhannah Written Aug 28, 2012

    While I was waiting for the Bus near Ullandhaug tower viewpoint, I saw these Sheep in the paddock. I picked some grass and soon quite a lot were at the fence wanting to be fed.....I don't think it was the first time they had been fed by the public.

    They were Norwegian Spael sheep who are mostly white, but there are also black, brown, grey and blue-grey animals and various forms of piebald are found. In this paddock were all these colours. The wool is double coated, and is used for many different products and woolskins and nappa leather is made out of the pelts.

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    WHITE BUILDINGS

    by balhannah Written Aug 28, 2012

    Looking from our Cruise Ship at the old city of Stavanger, we noticed that nearly all of the buildings were painted white. It turned out they had no choice of colour, as they were not allowed to be another colour. The houses are lived in,they vary in age from less than 100 to about 300 years.

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    Middsummerday... time for party

    by adema29 Written Mar 14, 2009

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    This is another occasion for party all over Norway...
    I have been part of two "events", one in Hammerfest and one here in Stavanger...
    The "show" is impressive with parades, costumes all daycand ending, inevitably... drunk :)

    Nice, isn't it? And the kids too.. I have found some Romanians here too... And everybody is happy The kiosk...

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    They like a lot sports...all of them

    by adema29 Updated Apr 22, 2008

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    It was a surprise when I first came here, to see everywhere people running, biking, skying, going to the gym, playing football or simply walking in alert rhythm.
    Even the girls are playing football for pleasure.
    I am a lazy man and it was annoying me to see people older than my father speeding-up around the lakes around with nice smiles on their ridgy faces...
    I admire them and I am always promising to myself that "tomorrow" I will start too
    Every single day for more than six months... :(
    As a fact, the life expectancy in Norway is 81,5 years, Norway being in top ten at this indicator.

    Skying all the winter, especially in March/April Windsurfing... Sola beach again Kite surfing on North Sea Canoeing on Lysefjord Playing football

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    Go out in week end and... drink

    by adema29 Written Apr 22, 2008

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    It seems that everybody is going out in the city on the Friday and Saturday nights and most of them are going there to drink...
    The Old City is full with restaurants and they are always full with "happy" people. They use to remain inside until late in the night.
    It will be nice to see them when they finish... I do not want to up-load here photos with this subject but you can be sure that is very interesting to see them (especially the very young girls) going home after too many hours in pubs...

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    Join them on Sola beach

    by adema29 Updated Apr 22, 2008

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    I was really surprised to find them in April laying in the sun together with the kids playing in the water.
    And the temperature was not more than 13 Celsius degrees in air. In the water it would be probably less.
    You will find nice to take a walk on the beach, the sand is really good and if the wind is not blowing (it usually does) the temperature is rising more than you can expect...
    Try to avoid the areas around the small "rivers"... they are full with urea and personally I do not like to see kids playing around.

    The beach 1 Some visitors from Portugal were playing around... The temperature was less than 10 degrees Celsius The beach 2 In everybody is hiding an artist isn't it?

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    1. Wake early at morning &...

    by Daniel5 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    1. Wake early at morning & start your day cuz the shoops are closed at 4-5pm.
    2. Visit at the Old Stavanger City..very beautiful .

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