Thursday Doors – July 6, 2017

Historic Gamle Stavanger, yellow door.
Historic Gamle Stavanger, blue door.
Historic Gamle Stavanger, weather-beaten door and house.
Historic Gamle Stavanger, black door with Norwegian flags.
Historic Gamle Stavanger, green door.

Historic Gamle Stavanger, Norway dates back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with its cobblestone streets, craft boutiques and galleries. It’s home to the largest surviving wooden house settlement in northern Europe. Stavanger was my favourite west-coast Norwegian city, the fourth largest in Norway, with a population of about 120,000, it is easy to get around in and offers a host of cultural attractions, including over 30 annual festivals, and the world’s leading street art festival, Nuart, and Scandinavia’s biggest food festival, Gladmat. Nearby are Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Lysefjorden.  Finally, one cannot visit Stavanger without seeing Norway’s oldest cathedral, dating back to 1125.

Stavanger Cathedral
A Cathedral door. When we visited, it was very busy, so unfortunately I didn’t get a close-up photo of the main doors. 😦

Hope you enjoyed this mini cyber tour of Stavanger, Norway. If you go to Norway, I’d highly recommend visiting this lovely city. For more interesting door photos, and/or to share yours, visit Norm 2.0.






  1. Lovely doors, especially the old church door. I used to do business with someone in Stavanger. Apparently it is a great jumping off point for many of the coastal Fjords cruises. I’d love to visit there someday.


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