torsdag 24. desember 2009

GOD JUL / MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you!
I hope you have a good festive holiday, wherever you are in the world.

This is the most special Christmas tree I have seen.
I saw the joy these Spanish speaking kids had while making it, and that "picture" I will keep for a long time.

onsdag 2. september 2009

Coco avant Chanel

"Coco avant Chanel" is a film I saw last week, and I liked it so much that I could have wished to have seen it again...
In other words, I recommend it !

 Double ClICK on the trailer.....

mandag 3. august 2009

Take a look at these photographs from VG (Norwegian national newspaper).
24 hours in Norway.
Inspiration (?)

fredag 31. juli 2009

This is Ola Helland, a 24 year old man, who works as a web-designer at Stavanger Aftenblad.
He has a very special project going on. Before January 1. 2011 he hopes to collect one million drawings of giraffes. A couple of weeks back he was interviewed by the BBC and now there is quite an international collection of giraffes. Read more about this story by visiting 
The image I have "borrowed" from the newspaper, and the photographers name is Friestad.

mandag 13. juli 2009

Have a nice SUMMER !;-)

onsdag 1. juli 2009

It is hot, nice and lots of activities going on in Stavanger.
The big Event now is the World Championship - Beach Vollyball.
Sporty people all over..... :-)
(This photo is for Tone )

mandag 29. juni 2009

Today I received two books that I have had on my "wish list" for some time.
I have already started reading...
Recommended to all Scandinavians who are interested in traveling.
The author`s language, the observational skill and the sense of humor make them a very pleasant and entertaining read.

søndag 28. juni 2009

I hope you have a nice weekend!;-)

tirsdag 23. juni 2009

Hello again.

Today I have put up a photo I took in London some weeks back.

I don´t know why I am more eager to use the camera when I am abroad or when I have a certain photo-task.
I keep telling myself that there are "millions of things" all over....
I spoke to a Danish photographer that saw the photo exhibition, and he told me that he is trying each day to take a photo of something new..... So THANK YOU Steen, you inspired me! ;-)
So, here I am with my two cameras, and I will stick to my plan.
Some of the photos you can see here, others at


lørdag 20. juni 2009

This morning I met up with a friend in town, for a chat and a coffee at "Black Coffee" at Breitorget, just behind the Culturehouse.
The owner is the one who is on the "photo" on the window.
Creative and smart way to advertise for this nice place!

fredag 19. juni 2009

I am having a very relaxed evening.....
Looking in my new book that arrived by post today, "PARIS MADE BY HAND", by Pia Jane Bijkerk.
It is interesting and very well done with beautiful photos from 50 shops and studios.

lørdag 13. juni 2009

Thanks for the card.

Anna (soon 2 years old) and her Mum arrived back from Paris yesterday.
Here is the card we got. The photo (on the card) was taken in 1934.
The photographers name is not mentioned, but it is written
"Place du Trocadéro, pigeon fanciers`event." 
Well, 75 years later, Anna celebrated Aunties wedding in the big city!

fredag 12. juni 2009

I remember

Yesterday evening I went to the photo-club where I have been a member for some years, but not so active the last few years. Anyway, somehow we discussed a photo that reminded me of one of the most interesting, creative and esthetically pleasing photos of a Norwegian politician that I have ever seen. 
I guess the club members thought I was joking when I told them about Erna Solberg  (The leader of the Conservative (Høyre), wearing a wonderful "dress", out in a little water surrounded with water lilies.

With a bit of help..... I found the photo I suddenly remembered, on internet this morning.

The photographer is Marie Sjøvold, and the photo was published in the first magazine of VG/helg, back in 2005. 

søndag 7. juni 2009


It has been busy, nice and challenging to be part of the exhibition.
I was so pleased to see and to meet people who took interest in our work!
A big THANK YOU to all who commented and also took the time to write in my "guestbook".

fredag 5. juni 2009

British humour....

Take a look, and have a nice weekend...;-) 

tirsdag 2. juni 2009

Hello Eva,

Tomorrow evening it is a week since I came home from London.
When I asked you about .... what to take pictures of .... you suggested "street photography", as you also know that I like that style.
Well, I took two cameras with me, and used them with joy, not thinking about doing anything in particular like when we were busy photographing in London last January.
Anyway, here is a picture I took last Wednesday outside one of my favorite shops....
Yes, as you see it was my international collection of umbrellas increased with one more ;-)

lørdag 30. mai 2009

Next weekend.



Today we borrowed Miko, and had a nice long walk around "Store Stokkavann"

He was a "good boy", a friendly and active Labrador dog, who is two years old.

Friday afternoon, (yesterday), my husband and I went to one of the beaches, approx  half an hours drive from where we live.
It is not SUMMER , but nice to just relax and enjoy a nice day. Blue sky, the sound of the waves, and the sun warm enough to feel that ..... summer is on it`s way!
Even the fact that Norway has plenty of beautiful mountains, woods, fjords and lakes.... I still think that the coast is what I like most!

The book has arrived.....

The color quality and contrast was really good!
Thanks to the German printing!;-)

onsdag 20. mai 2009

Flying a Boing 737

It is amazing  to do something unusual and unexpected on an ordinary Wednesday evening...
I have been out "flying" a Boing 737. Well, a Boing 737 Simulator. It was great fun! ;-)

søndag 17. mai 2009


It is past midnight..... Take a look at what I wrote on May 9th. 
Yes, Alexander Rybak won the Eurovision Song Contest! He won by a huge margin, almost twice as many points as the second entry.Congratulations young man! 
Another reason for using the flag is that today is Norways National Day!
What a good start to the day!

The pictures are taken from the TV

fredag 15. mai 2009

Hi again.
I am soooo pleased it is Friday. The sun is shining and we are off to a barbeque.
May-jazz is over, and I enjoyed lots of nice music....
Already looking forward to the next festival, and we have plenty off them in town.
Some say we have far too many.
The famous book is done and ordered, and even though it has been a stressful time, and life in general has been a bit upside down..... due to one particular situation, I am pleased to say that I have learned who to trust and who not! And also that just simple small things in life can give lots of joy. 

Since it is Friday I will share this music-video with you.
Have a nice weekend!

lørdag 9. mai 2009

Good luck, Alexander!

I have just watched the news, showing an interview with Alexander Rybak who will represent Norway in Moscow next Saturday.
I hope that he will do well!!;-)
It is not a type of competition that I would normally have been interested in, but this time I seriously think that this young man and his song will be one of the best, if not the winner.

torsdag 7. mai 2009


On my way to the bus station after the concert, I passed the park.... and the old sign "Jesus (is the worlds light)". I don`t think that this city is more religious than other places today. But the sign has been there as long as I remember. Well, I do not know about any other place with a sign like this.....

onsdag 6. mai 2009


Stavanger is my home town. 
Today has been a cold day, with sunshine, a bit of rain and even hail.
Tonight I have been to "Sting" at a concert, one of many in and around the city, as a part of the annual Maijazz ( Gjerstad/Motland/Lonberg-Holm/Solberg were playing

tirsdag 5. mai 2009

Last week....

Last week as well as this week, I will be busy with choosing pictures for several projects.
I will hopefully  be able to do this in a better way. Listen to others can be ok, but I guess it is down to just me,- to make the final decisions.
I started off with a few hundred pictures, narrowed it down to just 100, and have to pick 30-40 of these......