Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

This is Ålesund

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • ombugge
    replied
    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Then it is over. Slinningsbaalet is dead, long live Slinningsbaalet v.2017

    I was there this year. Lots of pictures to follow.
    I keep my word, although maybe no immediately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lnRmw6wNS0

    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    This darn mountain top keeps on changing colour:






    But most of the time it plays "Hide & Seek":

    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    commented on 's reply
    No, no Chinese Restaurant in the building.

  • pakarang
    replied
    Chinese Restaurant? .... that being said, there is something similar on the stairs of a building here in Trondheim as well....

    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    Passing the old "Posthuset" I noticed two Chinese Lions watching the main entrance door in good Chinese tradition:


    No idea how long they have been there, but this was the first time I have noticed this unusual (for Aalesund) feature.

    No idea why they are there either. The sign by the door is for a shipping company operating a fleet of live fish carriers in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile and Australia: http://www.solvtrans.no/
    As far as I know they have no connection with China.

    Neither are there any Chinese Consulate in Aalesund.
    Last edited by ombugge; August 28th, 2016, 13:25.

    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    Attended the Food Festival yesterday but concentrated on the Beer tasting bit, which was a competition among local brewers. Theme of the day was German type beer with quite a variety. Some good, some not so.

    I also tried the "Whale Wok":

    Somebody must have misunderstood how "woking" is done. This was more like a stew of overcooked vegies and whale meat,slowly simmering for a day or so, not quickly stir fried over high heat.

    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    The Food Festival is in full swing in Aalesund: http://detskjerkalenderen.no/events/...AwOjAwLjAwMFo=

    This is an annual event, but I have never attended as I haven't been here at he right time.
    Maybe give it a try, if the weather improves. Free Tuna caught just off the coast may be worth a visit.

    It is combined with a Beer Festival, which makes it even more attractive

    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    There are also plenty of flowers in more common settings throughout town.
    Here is but a few examples:




    Maybe more surprising is this wild Apple tree full of fruit growing "happily" at maybe the most polluted place in town:



    This is next to the busiest crossing.

    Across the road a young seagull chick is getting swimming lessons:

    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    Did I tell you that Aalesund is a fertile place?? (At least at this time of year) Plants appears to pop up everywhere.
    Here is an example from Brosundet:


    Even this dumping place for surplus asphalt appears to be attractive to some weeds:


    These plants are normally found on rocky outcrops near the sea, with not so balmy sea breezes blowing most of the time.
    Here transplanted in middle of town, although close to the sea, with some breeze but mixed with exhaust from the ships and buses all around:




    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    I'll have you know that "that hill behind" is my home island of Hessa and those hills were HUGE back in my VERY young days. (They were also treeless)

    You have a point, the hills are pretty soon the same size as the visiting Cruise ships, or v.v., but they will NEVER be as square as the latest ones of the ships I have seen visiting here:

    Leave a comment:


  • Ralf__
    replied
    I like #881/1, where the cruise ship appears to have the same silhouette as the hill behind. If these ships keep on growing so fast, they will have the same size in a couple of years...

    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    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.

    Leave a comment:


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



    And of Sunnmorsalpene:








    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    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:









    Leave a comment:


  • ombugge
    replied
    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.



    Leave a comment:

Working...
X