With only a few days left before leaving Norway, I took an afternoon to walk around some of the old, original parts of Stavanger. I’ve been to the touristy parts of downtown plenty of times and it is really neat to see but I’m not much for crowds and tourist attractions. A few days prior, my friend, who lives in downtown, showed me around some of the historical neighborhoods. I marked it on my map so I could return there myself to take photos.
I’ll keep this post brief, sharing just a few photos from that walk.
This neighborhood watchman kept a close eye on me as I snooped around his turf looking for photos.
I venture to say many of these roof tops predate at least a few major cities in the U.S. The people who own the houses are not allowed to pressure wash them or do anything that would remove their signs of age; maintenance work only. Historic Landmark committees are essential to preserving and respecting our past. I’m glad to see many of the communities around where I live are now doing this.
I liked the way these flowers seemed to be leaning around the corner of this old house, trying to get every bit of sunlight they can.
I did do a little post-processing to this image of the street lamp. I thought it looked kinda neat.
I only brought one lens on this trip, the Minolta MD 35-70mm. 35mm was just not quite wide enough to capture all of this so to get around that, I shot three images and stitched them together afterwards. Viola! Wide-angle shot. Of course this is only convenient when everything is static like it is here.
Eventually, the old cobbled streets led me down to the harbor where all the tourists are. Down by the water, I came across this art/monument, a huge polished disc, that had a great reflection of the scene behind it. Kind of a neat shot I suppose.
Disapproving structure disapproves. I can’t tell if this mustachioed, grumpy looking air vent is intentional or not. It was at the back of a parking lot for a local government building. Either way, I had a good laugh.
As I approached my hotel, the sun had just gone down behind it, leaving this excellent gradient sky as a backdrop to the interesting geometry of the building.
Back at the hotel, I went up to the terrace on the roof for a little peace and quiet. I set my camera up on a ledge to shoot this selfie for my wife and kids.
That’s all for tonight. I’ve got one more post coming from Norway. My last day there, I was invited to take a trip out to a little island with an abbey on it. It turned out to be a breathtaking location. I honestly could have stayed there for a week and not run out of things to take photos of. I hope to share those pictures with you later in the week. It’s been a busy, exhausting week here in Egypt where my free time has been quite limited. I’ve got my camera with me but I’ve not yet had a chance to use it. I expect within the next three weeks I will. Until then, I hope you enjoyed today’s images from Norway!