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Transatlantic — Touring Old Town Stavanger, Norway


Stavanger, Norway

By the time our tour boat returned us to Stavanger from Lysefjord, the overcast had given way to mostly sunny skies. Thus, my afternoon photographs of Stavanger were much more satisfying than the ones I presented to you last week.

Stavanger, Norway

We took advantage of the change in lighting by staying in the more colorful Old Town section of Stavanger.

Stavanger, Norway

Here I had a lot of fun with even the more mundane, everyday stuff one finds in any city, such as manhole covers and streetlamp posts:

Stavanger, Norway

Make sure you point your camera upward, or you’ll miss out on images such as these:

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

These photos were taken in the colorfully picturesque Port of Stavanger:

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

And this image was taken near the port area, a bit farther north and one street in from the water’s edge:

Stavanger, Norway

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Transatlantic — Stavanger; More on Lysefjord


One of many waterfalls in Lysefjord

We continued our boat journey deep into Lysefjord, located in the Ryfylke district of Norway just east of Stavanger.

Lysefjord

This is one instance in photography in which I did not mind the gray overcast, as it gave a sense of drama to the granite cliffs towering overhead:

Lysefjord

The muted grays of the sky and the cliffs stood in stark contrast to the bright green foliage:

Lysefjord

Lining the fjord were numerous waterfalls cascading down the cliffs and into the waters:

Lysefjord

On the return through the fjord the clouds began to open up, giving better light for some of the farms and towns along the way:

Lysefjord

Lysefjord

But there was still plenty of photographic drama awaiting us:

Lysefjord

Lysefjord

We still had one more tour stop to make before exiting Lysefjord to head back toward Stavanger and the Vision of the Seas. It was time for a light lunch, and a Norwegian specialty awaited us at the Lysefjord-Helleren restaurant. Despite the name, this establishment is not actually on the small island of Helleren, but rather it overlooks Helleren from a smallish outcropping jutting into the fjord just to the east. Here we dined on waffles served with strawberry jam and sour cream, and it was delicious:

Lysefjord-Helleren for waffles with strawberry jam and sour cream

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Fun Photo Friday — Stavanger Favorites 1


Cacophony of Colors

Here is part one of two featuring Stavanger Fun Photo Friday favorites:

Green Anchors is the Place to Be; Fjiord Living is the Live for Me

Visions of Moorings

Colorful Debris

Mouth

Stopping for Strawberry Waffles

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