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  • ombugge
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    Down the new steps, with the new resting and lookout point:


    The name clearly marked:

    Those CVF members who are from Aalesund would know the "true meaning"

    View from "Byrampen" towards the park below:


    Quite a bit of traffic on the steps:


    Although the cruise ship of the day was about to depart:


    Next resting point is an old one, but with a new makeover:

    Also with the name clearly marked (The Iron)

    We are finally down in the park, where this sculpture bid us farewell:


    It has been a few years since I walked these stairs, up or down. It will probably not happen again anytime soon.
    Up would be beyond my capabilities these days, while down is too hard on old knees.

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  • ombugge
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    We eventually reached Fjellstua for a much needed pit stop and a classical view:



    And of Sunnmorsalpene:








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  • ombugge
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    The second "dam" is much the same, but without the shelters:


    The last "dam" is a bit different and used to contain some fairly large trouts at one time:


    A small plane appeared and started to show off some acrobatic trikes:









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  • ombugge
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    From a walk on Aksla in beautiful weather the other day.
    Look, not a cloud in the sky and the snow that fell in the mountains a few days ago is all gone:


    The old "vanndammane" (Fresh water reservoir) is now nearly dry and used for pick nick areas.
    Here the easternmost of the three:


    With shelters for protection against the strong sun and heat:


    Not much water left:


    "Rundskue" lookout point and the telecom tower at the summit in the background:


    The trek down to town via Vannspringdalen starts at this "dam". (Next to the weather station masts on the right)


    PS> I posted something on the optional route to/from Aksla and Fjellstua via Vannspringdalen earlier.



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  • ombugge
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    Seagulls doesn't limit themselves to the old "sjobuder", they are now even walking the streets in Aalesund.
    Sitting at Hoffmannsgaarden a couple of days ago this one strolled passed without a worry in his life.

    What are you looking at? You never seen a seagull patrolling Kongensgate before?:


    Oh you'r taking pictures. just hang on there until I get into the right position:


    This is my best profile:


    Sorry, no time for posing, somebody left something over here:


    Time to chow down:


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  • ombugge
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    Some thing is as sure as winter follow summer. It is seagulls nesting on "Sjobuder" in Aalesund:








    They also find other places to take a little rest from looking for leftovers at outdoor restaurants:

    Or maybe these are actually pursuing a more traditional way of feeding?

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  • ombugge
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    On a happier note, at least for those who have visited Aalesund and Sjobua, the "best" seafood restaurant in town:

    It is about to open again after a lengthy shut-down.

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  • pakarang
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    ahhhh..... last night, when I parked my ferry just before midnight, the temperature was just 7 degrees Celsius. Way too low for August if you ask me.

    August can actually be a pretty nice after-summer, but last night, I could smell the autumn in the air!

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  • ombugge
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    View from our veranda this noon:


    FYI: the mountain is abt. 1200 m. asl. and this is 11. Aug. only.

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  • ombugge
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    The Boat Festival is still on, but the weather is not cooperating.
    Not much boats, but plenty of cars on show, candy and Bacalao for sale though.
    I did not venture into the thick of it, but here is a view of Korsegata at least:

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  • ombugge
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    The Boat Festival 2016 is on in Aalesund.
    Do not try this at home: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2016/07/13...e-13034611.ece

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  • yvneac
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    I am not a specialist in that kind of art,but it looks nice with fine design and execution.
    Allways a good sensation to see again paintings after years.

  • ombugge
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    In my young and tender days I delivered newspapers in various parts of Aalesund and got to know many of the building pretty good.
    One thing I have always remembered is the murals in the ceiling and the entrance and a stained glass window above the door of one house on the corner of Apotekergata/Brunholmgata. (Why I don't know)

    I visited a Pub/Restaurant there a few days ago (post # 863) and asked the owner if this was still there, which he confirmed. He let me in to the entrance to see the murals. Here they are:




    Maybe not art, but good craftsmanship, or what say you art people here on CVF??

    Unfortunately the stained glass windows are no more and the rest of the interior of the building has been "ruined" as far as the original "Jugenstil" is concerned.
    The Wrought Iron stairs were rusty and the decorations in the stairway painted over. (No pix)

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  • ombugge
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    Get an inside view of Aalesund. This is the new "parking house" shot out in Aksla:






    Not too crowded yet, but very handy when it is raining, or you'r in a hurry. You can enter from Raadstugata on one side of town and emerge in Kongensgate on the other in a matter of minutes. That applies if you are walking or driving, since there is a "grace period" of some 10 min. without charge.
    Here is how it works: http://www.akslaparkering.no/om-aksla-parkering/

    PS> there is even a rolling pavement (Rollator) to/from "Storsenteret": http://www.alesundstorsenter.no/

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  • yvneac
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    Mark I love that. Your photos are superb.
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