Today we will visit the
town hall again. But before that, just a few words about why June (picture
above) and her husband Ed are in Haugesund.
Close to 50% of the visitors of this site
are Norwegian Americans. Many of you email me and our guestbook, searching
for relatives. June knew her family, as her mother is born in Haugesund.
Before moving to America, her mother actually lived in the former Ola
Flytt-house on Risøy. June and her husband are here for the
3. time, and spend 3 weeks visiting the town and district she has been
able to become more familiar with through this site.
Town hall visit
Today they wanted to visit the beautiful
city hall. (Archive picture). I invited myself to follow them, and
here are some impressions:
At the moment, the
town council hall was reorganized to be used for a wedding ceremony
(we may apply the community administration to use it). Here our guide
for the day, Elisabet Kristiansen, told us the story of the building
(ready for use in 1931) and the wall paintings by the artist Alf Rolfsen,
who also has decorated the city hall of Oslo. We passed on to the corridors
and stairways, before entering
the room (another picture) where the
executive committee of local council hold their meetings. The woven
wall pictures here are made by Elsa Halling.
The town hall of Haugesund was made possible
because of a one million NOK donation by the local shipowner Knut Knutsen
OAS (the son of Ole Andreas) in 1921. Later on, his widow Elisabeth gave
more money, to make the town hall square and park possible. These important
parts of the town image were finished in 1949.
The town hall area is frequently shown
on this site. Here are some recent archived issues:
Todays pictures at shott
at app. 1-2PM
Tilbakeblikk / 1. year
Dagens Haugesunds Avis på
Our local newspaper - on
the web ( norwegian only )
July 17: Fog clouds - making
it a grey, but fine, cool day.
July 15: Summer - light
July 13: Fine day - not
warm enough because of wind - but so far (3.45PM) sunny!
July 12: Low clouds - some
rain - and a lot of wind. (lot of fresh air)
July 11: Changing - some
showers - even some sun - better in the evening
July 10: Overcast - some
light rain, 13C. Beautiful sunset
July 05: Overcast - grey
- just as if the rain is about to come, without coming!
July 04: Another fine day
- partly overcast - north - western wind
July 03: Fine day - scattered
clouds -some northern wind
July 02: Warm, fine day,
but mostly overcast. Som rain drops before noon.
July 01: Ocercast - light
rain in between - warm
June 30: Overcast - light
showers until 3PM - forecast is: better in the evening
June 29: Fine, summer day.
No wind - warm and sunny
June 28: A light shower
in the morning, later overcast, some sun + strong wind
June 27: Until 10AM: Blue
sky, some clouds pass by - strong breeze.
June 26: Scattered clouds,
June 25: Northern wind -
scattered clouds - that means: a lot of sun
June 24: Overcast, some
June 23: Heavy rain, 15-20C
June 07: Changing sun and
overcast, even a shower or two.
June 03: Showers in the
morning, later on a fine day, but with some wind
June 02: Overcast, some
showers, and cold north west wind.
June 01: Rouch wind and
shoower. Indoor day
May 29: Wind, overcast with
some glimpses of sun
May 26-28: Bad weather,
heavy rain, east, later south west wind. The summer is gone (for a while)
May 24: Scattered clouds
- sun parts of the day.
May 22: Blue sky, but wind
cooling from north, afternoon overcast
May 21: Sunny, but with
cold northern wind
May 20: Scattered clouds,
fine on Utsira, some wind
May 19: Heavy clouds - with
blue sky "dots" and glimpses of sun. Showers.
May 18: Scattered clouds
- showers in the evening
May 17: Strong wind from
south, a shower at app 11AM. Overcast. Heavy showers in the afternoon.
May 16: Fine day, but heavy
rain and thunderstorms in the evening
May 15: The good weather
ends tonight ( forecast for the rest of the week is rain)
May 14: Another summer day
May 13: Marvellous day
May 12: Another beautiful
day. Less wind than yesterday. Barbeque day!!
May 11: Fine day, but with
a cooling strong breeze from north.
May 10: Fog in the morning,
later fine, with thin layer of clouds - and northern breeze
May 9: Exellent, light wind
May 8: Exellent
May 7: Exellent
May 4: Another summer day
May 3: Fine day, northern
May 2: Rain, fog
May 1: Slightly colder,
Want weather reports from
former months. Visit one of the former pages