Noway 2012 · Travels

I really wonder what Mozart would have thought!?!

The day continued without rain and with some sculpture hunting, apparently there are 23 of these around Stavanger, we spotted three, I only have pictures of two as the third was in a kids playground and it feels weird to put pictures of a whole bunch of kids on the blog.

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When we had finished our coffee (it’s hard to leave a cafe with awesome free WiFi when you are an internet addict) we walked over to the cathedral for some spiritual touristy stuff.image

A habit that my mother has gotten me into, light a candle for the people who are no longer with us. Also a practical way to get rid of annoying Norwegian coins, just put them in a box and get some good karma.image

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The cathedral didn’t take that long, and we moved further in the large city of Stavanger, and towards the theater were we accidentally bought tickets for a Mozart show, the poster said that the music was more pop and rock, sounded so interesting that we just couldn’t resist. It’s also a nice way to spend an evening, sitting in a theater.

We also walked past this interesting bridge, it was marked on the map that we had, so it’s probably something amazing with it.

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In one of the burial grounds, they have this memorial stone over four british soldiers that died during the WW II, something that is forever present here on the west coast of Norway, something completely different from home. It also make me wonder why we haven’t studied some things in school – I might have missed the class, just can’t remember learning that much about what Sweden really did during this war…

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After we were all walked out, it was finally beer o’clock, we stopped at one of the bars with outdoor service and the most awesome heaters ever, under the table sure to keep your legs warm!image

First I tried a local beer, didn’t taste that good really…image

…so I tried this one instead! Much better, still thinking that the beer I had in Flåm on Monday night has been the best one this far.

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Beer o’clock moved into food o’clock and a Mexican restaurant just two doors down from where we stopped for beer. Below you can see the most expensive Strawberry Margarita I have ever had, it was pretty good, not sure it was worth ALL that money (no, I wont tell you how much) that I had to spend on it.image

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And now to the highlight of the evening, Teaterkonsert Mozart. To be honest, I do not know how to explain this. It was nothing like we expected, at all! I don’t think it is possible to expect anything like it. My question is if who ever came up with this was high on pot or acid, it has to be something as otherwise it would be impossible.

Just the fact that before the second act started they walked around handing out rain coats for the people sitting in the first row (you can kind of see one of the ladies put one on it the photo below) – there was plenty of water involved. And birds, kind of! And clay! Interesting lyrics that made sense but still not. Creepy people! Emotional people!

I think that by the end of the day, this play/musical based on Mozart’s music become what you want or need it to be depending on what kind of mood you are in when you see it. One thing I can say is that if you have the chance, then see it.

And to be hones, Mozart is probably turning in his grave every night they get on stage and perform this piece.

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