Norwegian flag in the fjord near Stavanger.
Stavanger Fjord is dotted with small island communities. This is the way I remember it looking in 1960.
Old Town Stavanger was established in 1866. In the early 1960's, oil was discovered on the North Shore and Stavanger became home port for the oil industries. The town and it's surroundings changed dramatically over the years but the old town still remains with it's charm and beauty.
King Oscar is the name of the company that originally built Stavanger as a processing location for the herring industry. Today, there is no processing in Norway, but the processing plants have been moved to Poland.
One of the old traditional costumes is displayed in a gift store in Stavanger.
The old town of Stavanger.
Since the discovery of oil, many of the islands in the fjord have been connected with modern and beautiful bridges.
Today, Stavanger is a stop on the cruise ship lines. The Viking Star, the ship we cruised on, is in the background.
The old town in the foreground is in stark contrast with the new and modern buildings in the background.
Some shore lands have been extended to make room for modern houses.
Colorful display of glasses contrast with traditional gift shops.
An example of graffiti that is legally allowed in Norway. They use many of the walls as art pieces.
Graffiti doesn't seem to intrude too much on the beauty of the city.
Norwegian gnomes are adorable.
The small town of Forsand at the entrance to the Lysefjord.
Boats such as this one tour the fjord at the base of the famous Pulpit Rock.