Monday 28 February 2011

Sunday 27 February 2011


Ådneram downhill ski resort, Sirdal, Norway

Saturday 26 February 2011

Friday 25 February 2011


Located just a few miles south of Stavanger's international airport, this radar facility is for aerial navigation. We call it the "golf ball".

Thursday 24 February 2011

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Cabin #5


Tuesday 22 February 2011


Ådneram in Sirdal

Monday 21 February 2011

Lobster pots

or are they intended to catch something other than lobster?

Sunday 20 February 2011

Saturday 19 February 2011

Friday 18 February 2011


This is Tananger's small museum which houses a collection of "coastal" artefacts as well as 20 boats from the 19th Century. Moored in front of the building you can see one of the old pilot boats.

Thursday 17 February 2011

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Tree #3

Tuesday 15 February 2011


This mink was spotted running across a beach car park with a fish in his mouth. Apologies for his "sun halo" in the second picture - he was moving fast and I did not have time to shield the lens! He appeared to be living in a little den in the foundations of someone's summer house.

Monday 14 February 2011


This view was taken from Eikeberget near Tjelta, in Sola.
You can see Stavanger International Airport, the outskirts of the city and the Ullandhaug communications tower. In the far distance are the snow-capped mountains of the Ryfylke region.

Sunday 13 February 2011

Shadows and reflections

South door

West door
Sola Ruinkirke

Saturday 12 February 2011

Sola Ruinkirke

Sola "ruinkirke" or ruined church was a 12th century romanesque church which was in use until as late as 1842. It then fell into ruin, and was further dismantled in 1940 by the occupying German forces who took stones from the walls. Following an architectural competition in 1989 (won by Louis Kloster), it was rebuilt using the original stones and with the addition of modern glass in parts of the walls, roof and doors.
It was re-consecrated in 1995.

Friday 11 February 2011

German bunker #2

Another German bunker on the beach at Solastranden, photographed several weeks ago.

Thursday 10 February 2011

German bunker

All along this part of the coast of Norway, you can see the old concrete bunkers, built by the Germans during their occupation in WWII.

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Stormy Sea

Tuesday 8 February 2011


Taken from Tananger Harbour looking south towards Risavika. This rapidly expanding port is scheduled to become the biggest in Norway.

Monday 7 February 2011

Jentene på Flatholmen

This statue stands by the harbour in Tananger, and commemorates the bravery of sisters Ester (15) and Bertine (12), known now as the "Flatholmen girls".
It was a stormy day in January 1894 when these two girls tried to save their lighthousekeeper father and two brothers from drowning. Returning from a trip ashore the father and sons were trying to get back to the isolated lighthouse on Flatholmen Island, where the lighthousekeeper had left his two daughters and baby son alone. Seeing their boat capsize in heavy seas, the two girls quickly launched a small rowing boat and managed to rescue one brother (aged 8). Sadly their father and the other brother perished.
Despite being four fatherless children alone, and cut off by the storm, they lit the light that night in Flatholmen Lighthouse.

Sunday 6 February 2011

Saturday 5 February 2011

Friday 4 February 2011

Thursday 3 February 2011

Wednesday 2 February 2011


a Norwegian beach in winter

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Tananger Harbour #15

Tananger Inner Harbour