College Guy and I stopped here in 2010 when we sailed the Nordic Fjords with P&O. So I had a chance to climb the fire watch tower.
Still, after I did the usual postcard buy, write and send I decided to explore the older section of Stavanger. Built in the 1820-1870 with a section added after the turn of that century and achieving preservation status in the 1970s. There were homes, shops, warehouses right next to the harbor.
Even with the oil industry I don’t think the town really strays far from its fishing origins