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The Oil City - or more accurately Stavanger, which is sometimes called the oil capital of Norway. At the map it's not very far from Bergen, but in fact it's a five hours bus ride including two ferries. I had never been there before, so it was all new territory for me.

I am a member of a political party in Norway and we were having a camp an hour south of Stavanger. But we had to change bus in Stavanger, so I got 10 minutes of running around in the center each way. The camp was successful and we were on the way back to Bergen. We arrived Stavanger early, so we had one hour waiting for the other bus. First we spent most of the time on McDonald's, and then I was given ten minutes to go around and take pictures.

I started jogging to "Valberg Tower", a tower used by firemen until 1922 to get a good view and spot fires early. It was built in 1853, but already then, another similar wood tower had been standing there for nearly 200 years.

I continued jogging and got a small glimpse of the harbor with about four minutes left of my given time. When I got down there I was next to the oil museum and a huge playground made of oil equipment. But the bridge and the pier got my attention. I got five pictures or so and three from the playground before I had to run back to where I was going to meet the others. Two minutes over time, but of course we reached the bus without problems and I had got a nice memory from Stavanger. Ten effective minutes.

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Additional Photos by Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 53 N: 646] (3310)
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