On May 30th 2022, the city of Stavanger was our first port of call in Norway. We spent the morning exploring different parts of Stavanger looking for street art.
Our cabin was at the stern of the ship and looking outside we watched Iona spinning in the harbour basin before reversing to her berth below the old town.
We were awake so early that we had no queue at all for breakfast down on Deck Six.
Leaving the ship
Once of the ship we headed for the Sjøfartsmonumentet statue in the square. As we walked we passed street art, old and new.
There were some interesting reflections looking across the dock.
Start of our search for street art
After Burger King we then followed the streets over the hill and back down to the fjord by the Canning Museum. The map showed lots of street art after the Stavanger City Bridge. This meant we were walking quite a long way along the side of the water until we came to the bridge. My printed maps didn’t have a lot of detail and had lots of missing street names, so at times we had to resort to Google Maps to check out exactly where we were.
The street furniture had been decorated to look like miniature apartment blocks.
The first mural in this area was close by to community centre and from the behaviour of the ladies in the playground my presence with a camera was not at all welcome.
We walked back along the residential roads trying our best to keep on the map.
The murals were not all marked or so we decided to just follow the roads until we came to Podesgata.