Brrr, my fingers are ice cold. Winter is coming… no, actually it’s here, even though it’s only the beginning!
She knows it:
I bet it’s already been snowing in Ålesund. But this is pretty much what it looked like, on a Saturday, three weeks or so back.
Ålesund is quite famous for it’s architecture. The night of January 23th, almost 110 years ago (1904) the city burned down. (Wiki for more>) The town was then rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar – in Jugendstil (Art Nouveau), the architectural style of the time. What’s that? Check the photos below 😉
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What beautiful buildings. The statue of the woman is very poignant.
What a beautiful city! And yes, I’m feeling the cold here in Germany too! It’s depressing me! =(
It is a wonderful city. And it wasn’t raining the day I walked around it. Mind you, they had a severe hurricane the night before. Still I have some awesome photos from Aksla lookout.
Now that has to be interesting; living in a town totaly or mostly featuring Art Nouveau architecture in the 21st century.
In my spot on the atlas, we still have a fair amount of Victorian and Edwardian architecture which are similar but still not real Art Nouveau, and what there is isn’t well taken care of.