Fourth Port of Call: Ålesund

8 Jul

The rains finally caught up with us during our visit to Ålesund. A steady cold drizzle lasted throughout our time in this city. A pity, as it definitely curtailed my photo opportunities in the charming little city. Alesund suffered devastation from a fire in 1904 which destroyed 850 homes and left 10,000 residents homeless. The town was subsequently rebuilt with stone buildings in a blend of nordic styles and Art Nouveau. We paid a visit to two museums —the Alesund Museum and the Art Nouveau Center. It’s a good thing they were open as most shops and restaurants were shuttered until late in the afternoon since it was Sunday.

 

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3 Responses to “Fourth Port of Call: Ålesund”

  1. Domenica July 13, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    Alesund looks charming : )

    • Lenora Genovese July 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

      It was! But I was disappointed in the weather and it was a shame that most places were closed.

      • nanci July 16, 2012 at 12:21 am #

        A rainy day makes for clear crisp pictures! They are lovely!

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