Statsraad Lehmkuhl

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Last night I was out for a walk and I went past the harbour just as Statsraad Lehmkuhl came in. This ship is quite impressive and against a beautiful evening sky it was really a sight to see!

Ship comming in

Ship coming in

The ship was built in 1914 in Germany and has a very interesting history. If you’re interested you can read more here.

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Harold A.Underhill has given the following statement about «Statsraad Lehmkuhl»:

“This ship is I think the best looking of all the three-posters of barque rig, and that is quite a statement, for there were, and still are, some extremely fine vessels of this class, and it is far easier to pick out the odd one which is not quite so pleasing than to select one to place above her contemporaries; yet I do think that this ship can make that claim, and what is more, I think that a glance at her profile will also convince the reader of that point. I find the sweep of her cutwater just perfect – and I like curves for their own sake – the sheer just right, and the whole composition so pleasing that I get great pleasure from this particular design.”

Sail Training and Cadet Ships, 1956.

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I would like to go out sailing with this boat ar some point. Unfortunately I could not go for the trip yesterday, but I’m sure my time will come 🙂

 

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Share a coke with…

Growing up I was one of the kids that had a name that was never on stickers, labels and stuff. Not that it was a problem, but you know as a kid having stuff with your name on that is not homemade was considered quite cool. When coke started making coke with people’s name on I always just assumed mine would never get there. I never found one until I was at the movies last Sunday. I saw an overview of all the names they have on their bottles and mine was there! And guess what, when I get to the fridge I found one. Picture is a bit bad but yey!

Share a coke with Maja

Share a coke with Maja

Colours of Summer

One of the things I love about summer is that everything seems to become more beautiful. Of course all the seasons has their charm. The autumn with its leaves turning to yellow,red and brown. The winter with its occasional snow leaving everything white. And the spring with everything starting to bloom. But in summer, when the sun is out, the flowers are in full bloom everything just seem so colourful and gorgeous.

Roundabout in Stavanger

Roundabout in Stavanger

Flowers can make most things more beautiful, like this roundabout in Stavanger, by the city centre.

Flowers by Breiavannet

Flowers by Breiavannet

As you have probably noticed I also like water. As in the sea and lakes, summer makes them shine and look amazing!

 

Breiavannet

Breiavannet

Mosvannet

Mosvannet

Walking down in the city centre after the Glad mat, I saw a loopsided car in the harbour. It looked like it had had a rough saturday of partying and made for a lot of amusement for me and the other people in town that day.

Car in the harbour

Car in the harbour

What is your favorite thing about summer?

Happy Food!

Last weekend was Glad mat- festival in Stavanger. This translates in english to Happy food festival. You get a lot of the local restaurants, bars, caterers and farmers etc coming to town to sell and promote some of their food. This year was no exception. I went dow a cople of times to try some of the food and drinks that was there.

Beer tasting

Beer tasting

In one of the tents many different brewers, had gotten together to have a beer tasting. You bought glasses like the ones in the photo and a few little slips that you could trade in for the beers you wanted to taste. There was plenty of different exiting things to try!

Sushi and prosecco

Sushi and prosecco

A sushi place nearby had a stand with, well you could probably guess, sushi. They also have a concept called Sapas, that is basically sushi-tapas, that you could order for parties and  likes. The sapas we tasted was very good, and the prosecco we had with it was also quite nice.

I tried a lot of other exiting little dishes from various places, but as i mostly ate them as I walked they were not photographed. All the stands has to offer something they call the “glad mat dish”. This is a little dish for 30 NOK that can allow people to taste different kinds of food instead of just sitting down in  one place and have a full meal (you can of course do this as well). I like the idea of this and it gives me the opportunity to taste different kinds of food.  The Glad mat festival always gets a lot of people out to Stavanger city centre. I think it’s very nice for a short while. But I find it a bit crowded and this weekend was really warm. So I did not stay for long periods of time. For dessert I decided to take some nice french pastry and some berries

back to my place and eat them with a good book on my roof-terrace.

Dessert on the roof

Dessert on the roof