|The pedestrian streets and colorful houses make another|
section of downtown Stavanger very attractive for shopping
|Lots of people sat outside to have a drink or eat even in the|
Opened in 1999, the Petroleum Museum from the sea looks like a small oil platform. It covers 5,000 square meters so there is a lot to see! The Museum focuses on offshore petroleum activity especially in the North Sea through films, photographs and lots of actual equipment. I followed the technological development from the beginning of the Norwegian oil industry in the mid 1960's to today. Happily they also covered how this has effected people both in Norway and in developing countries as well as environmental costs.
|That's the Norwegian flag on the right and some unusually|
pruned trees on the left.
|There were great views from the Museum of the harbor. This|
was the first time we saw groups of sailboats.
|I believe there was at least one of every kind of machine|
associated with petroleum drilling and underwater exploration.
|And you could experience them yourself in many cases.|
Not underwater unfortunately.
|A huge new platform was being built right in the harbor|
|There were many statues through downtown. This one was|
supposed to be a Viking man. I didn't think buttons were
invented back then!
|I loved these beautiful costumes and admired the hand done|
embroidery. Several women in the rear of the store were
hard at work creating them.
|And I would have loved to buy some of these fabulous wool|
felt boots. But they and the costumes cost hundreds of dollars.
Well worth it I'm sure, but too rich for me.
|Another street reminded me of England with the half timbered|
|And now for my other half. These are photos Scott took|
on his hike up to Pulpit Rock. You can see the steep
rocky trail with lots of people.
|Walt and Honoree took lots of photos too.|
|The weather wasn't great but luckily the fog didn't roll in|
until they were headed down from the summit.
|Pretty spectacular scenery!|
|I don't know if you can see the people in the center of this shot - it gives you more perspective.|
|The red jacket helps here.|
|Good view of the fjord. They took buses and boats to|
reach the start of the hike.
|Craig Smith also did the hike. He and his wife Lisa were our|
table companions for dinner each night.
|This is the famous photo you usually see of Pulpit Rock - Honoree took it.|
|And this one from the top. It was well worth the tough climb!|