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    Re: This is Ålesund

    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Looks like the winter came late this year in Aalesund:....
    The same goes for Trondheim too....
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Re: This is Ålesund

      Here is something for old Aalesund hands that can remember back 40 something years, to the time before "Ronneberghaugen" and "Ronnebergvillaen" was demolished.

      This is from smp.no and part of a set of 75 pictures that tells the story of how and why this happened.

      Here is what Aalesund looked like before 1970.
      Link: http://www.smp.no/kultur/article2151...ndex=4#pageTop
      The stone Villa on top of the hill is the "Ronnebergvilla".

      Here is an internal view. The smoking room:
      http://www.smp.no/kultur/article2151...ndex=8#pageTop

      A later view from the North side, with the bird cliff in the middle of town:
      http://www.smp.no/kultur/article2151...dex=17#pageTop

      And what it looked like in 1980, when the infamous "Raadhuset" was nearly completed:
      http://www.smp.no/kultur/article2151...dex=67#pageTop

      I have said my piece about the "Raadhus". We will see if it becomes any better after the NOK 175 mill. face lift, nearing completion.

      PS> I was not able to save the pictures, hence the individual links.
      Last edited by ombugge; April 25th, 2012, 16:19.

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        Re: This is Ålesund

        YES!!!!!!

        The city council of Ålesund said a preliminary yes and will announce a formal and final yes Thursday, to be a harbour for the Tall Ships Race of 2015!!!

        The arrangement in Ålesund will take place from 15th to 18th July 2015.

        GET A HOTEL ROOM, FOLKS!!!
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          Re: This is Ålesund

          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
          YES!!!!!!

          The city council of Ålesund said a preliminary yes and will announce a formal and final yes Thursday, to be a harbour for the Tall Ships Race of 2015!!!

          The arrangement in Ålesund will take place from 15th to 18th July 2015.
          A few pictures from the last time Aalesund was a Port-of-Call for the Tall ships Race, then called Cutty Sark 2001:




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            I was not there so these pictures are from smp.no and Aalesund Havn

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              The illustration picture on smp.no announcing the bid to host Tall Ships Race 2015:


              And for good measure a picture of the same Brig, which is available for sale, just in case you want to arrive Aalesund in style:


              If so, you may want to memorize the name of the various sails to impress your peers:
              Last edited by ombugge; May 1st, 2012, 06:00.

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                Re: This is Ålesund

                Ålesund city council had a meeting yesterday evening, among other things to finally decide whether Ålesund should go for the 2015 Tall Ships Race arrangement or not.

                The decicion was: Yes, they will!!!

                (Start booking hotelrooms folks)
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  Re: This is Ålesund

                  Looks like somebody is think ahead. Here is the extension pier for Aalesund Cruise Centre almost ready:

                  Sorry about the drops on the lens. (It is typical Aalesund weather anyway)

                  That should give ample space to moor the ships alongside and available the next time around, not like seen in 2001.

                  By the way, smp.no has a new and improved webcam at Fjellstua: http://kamera.smp.no/services/kamera...bmenu=1&type=1

                  They also have 6 webcam in Geiranger: http://kamera.smp.no/services/kamera...bmenu=1&type=1

                  Get ready for this years cruise season. You can do shipspotting from the comfort of your computer

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                    Re: This is Ålesund

                    View of Aalesund from Fjellstua just NOW:

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                      Re: This is Ålesund

                      In contrast to the view above, here is the view this early morning:


                      Brosundet even earlier:


                      Looks like summer has arrived in Aalesund.

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                        Re: This is Ålesund

                        Daybreak in Aalesund this morning:


                        Queen Victoria will be in town today. The fog has been laid on especially for the British guests to feel at home.
                        Anybody from CVF going to be there to get some pictures of QV??

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                          Re: This is Ålesund

                          Ah but things can change - what about now (1039 Norwegian time)!!



                          One of the really good things about Norway for a (half) expat Norwegian family is the large number of webcams that mean we can keep up with things. Sunnmørsposten is just one of those sources that allow us to either crow about how much the weather is we are, or to get upset that we'd like to be in the town gawping at 2,000 middle class English wandering around!!

                          Thanks particularly to www.webcamsinnorway.com!
                          Last edited by PoloUK; May 26th, 2012, 10:42.
                          Cheers,

                          Mark.

                          www.pologlover.co.uk

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                            Re: This is Ålesund

                            Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
                            Ah but things can change - what about now (1039 Norwegian time)
                            or to get upset that we'd like to be in the town gawping at 2,000 middle class English wandering around!!!
                            Here is some of the 2000 walking around town in the glorious weather there appears to be now:


                            If you don't like the weather in Aalesund, all you have to do is to wait a while, it is bound to change!! (Not necessarily to the better though)
                            The alternative??? MOVE.

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                              Re: This is Ålesund

                              Sunrise in Aalesund today:

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                                Re: This is Ålesund

                                The classical Aalesund view on a summer night:

                                This one is at 0315 hrs. today.

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