MY NORWAY TRIP DIARY: 5th DAY - STAVANGER DETAILS

by Antonio Gil October. 16, 2014 2936 views

Stavanger is one of Norway's oldest cities. It emerged in the 1100s during a period of population growth and increasing urbanization throughout northern Europe. The Old Norse form of the name was Stafangr. The origin of the name has been discussed for decades, and the most used interpretation is that it originally was the name of the inlet now called Vågen, which was the original site of the city, on the east shore of the bay. The first element of the name is stafr meaning ‘staff, branch’. This could refer to the form of the inlet, but also to the form of the mountain Valberget (Staven meaning ‘the staff,’ is a common name of high and steep mountains in Norway). The last element is angrmeaning ‘inlet, bay’. Facing the North Sea, Stavanger has always been economically dependent on its access to the sea.

♫♫ PHARRELL WILLIAMS – HAPPY (WE ARE FROM STAVANGER, NORWAY) #HAPPYDAY.♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Zajä…C 5 years, 2 months ago

#4 and #5 - great!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ewa 5 years, 3 months ago

4 is nice.

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Roxanne 5 years, 3 months ago

it really looks and feels in your photos like a proper sea town. there is so much history, it is so fascinating. your sky image is superb with all that movement and dimension. learning about Norway through your photos is a wonderful visual journey.

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 3 months ago

Bien sûr la dernière est le coup fabuleux de cette série mais je dois avouer que j'ai aussi un faible pour le ciel de la quatrième...
Merci pour les informations Antonio.

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Glo B 5 years, 3 months ago

love the colours of the buildings!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 3 months ago

I always enjoy window shots, with reflections. I noticed a good one yesterday, which had the photographer in it! This one is fabulous, and I put it into my faves.

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 3 months ago

Love the first one so clean and neat and the clouds in 4.

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 3 months ago

Everything is so precise and perfectly manicured!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sara G 5 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic shots..#5 is amazing

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Louise Hayes 5 years, 3 months ago

I love the rigging in the last photo, well spotted!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 5 years, 3 months ago

There's my green boat in #4! Love the clouds...
Must be very cold there, Antonio?

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 3 months ago

I love these houses! last is brilliant!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
John Parsons 5 years, 3 months ago

Great photos - brings back lots of memories...

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kris 5 years, 3 months ago

yeah, the song 'happy' seems appropriate with your norway diary.. whoever visit that place you've been gonna surely be happy! nice captures! and also i enjoyed the video!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 5 years, 3 months ago

Love the reflection in the window on the last shot!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 5 years, 3 months ago

you have captured nearly every moment! Beautiful diary!!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
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