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    Re: This is Ålesund

    I was right, it is Bill Gates w/family who are in Aalesund today, after spending a night at a small and nearly unknown hotel in an even less known place call Glomset: http://www.storfjordhotel.com/
    http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article8024397.ece
    But the yacht Utopia hasn't shown up yet.
    Last edited by ombugge; August 3rd, 2013, 15:47. Reason: Add link

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      Re: This is Ålesund

      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
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      Who is on board??? My guess is Bill Gates and family. (Fits with the age of children)
      I was... .... I was in town to look for fresh shrimps....
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        Re: This is Ålesund

        Aalesund is becoming a popular place for Super yachts to visit.
        Here is two of them in port today:


        A better view of Sea Owl:


        The Meridian have been a regular all summer:


        These are not among the biggest private Yachts that has been in town lately, the Katara: http://www.superyachts.com/motor-yac...cification.htm
        just spent a week there.

        Here pictured in Bergen.:
        Last edited by ombugge; August 27th, 2013, 11:40.

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          Re: This is Ålesund

          I like Sea Owl.... but is the image rendered correct with a green hull?
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            Re: This is Ålesund

            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            I like Sea Owl.... but is the image rendered correct with a green hull?
            Looks green from here as well, but maybe somebody a bit closer can confirm???

            Here is confirmation; "Jade green and Oyster white" : http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/sea-owl
            Last edited by ombugge; August 28th, 2013, 18:14.

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              Re: This is Ålesund

              Originally posted by ombugge View Post
              Looks green from here as well, but maybe somebody a bit closer can confirm???

              Here is confirmation; "Jade green and Oyster white" : http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/sea-owl
              In the past, I always thought a green colored hull look horrible and so out-of-place at sea, but after having seen the veteran called SANDNES, that really made me change my mind. Green colored hulls are actually quite impressive.
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                Remember this one??: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...cle8390863.ece

                It looks like something is happening, but the money and concrete interest or projects are still lacking.
                There are some VERY wealthy people around in Aalesund and Sunnmore who could do anything they would want with this very iconic structure, which is probably among the most photographed objects in Aalesund.

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                  Something is happening in Aalesund. A new Bar with an interesting theme and an interesting position has opened for business: http://kortreist.smp.no/turer/nordve...ticle21134.ece

                  A "Must see" place for your next visit to Aalesund?

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                    Looks fun. Will be time to plan next year's trip somewhere soon!

                  A couple of pictures with a familiar sight:




                  The age is not entirely clear, but believed to be from the 1950s. The first one probably before 1953, since the bridge at Steinvaagen appears to be under construction. The second one later, since the first stage of Prestebrygga is completed.

                  Pictures from Fylkesarkivet, M&R

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                    More pictures of Aalesund in the 1950s as found in the Wideroe archives at Aalesund Museum, via Fylkesarkivet M&R.
                    I grew up there in those years, so this is how I remember Aalesund then. The two main events that identify which year we are in is the completion of the bridge at Steinvaagssundet in 1953 and the completion of Prestebrygga sometime around 1956-57. Pictures from same day can be seen by the ships in port.

                    This is Aalesund seen from the West abt. 1950:

                    The smelter at Flatholmen is active.

                    Similar, 2011:


                    A little further North, 1950s:


                    Similar, 2011:


                    Aalesund from the East, 1950s:


                    Similar, 2012:


                    Lot more to follow.

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                      My home island of Hessa is now a suburb of Aalesund with a relatively large population by Norwegian Standard.
                      That was not the case when I grew up there in the 1950s. There were no bridge connection until 1953, only a passenger ferry to/from town.
                      The island was divided between Aalesund and Borgund municipalities, with the North-west part (Skarbovik) being part of Aalesund, the rest part of Borgund.

                      Here is a view of the North side of Hessa from Aksla. Year unknown, but probably some time in the 1930s:


                      Here is more or less the same view in 2005:




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                        The south side of Hessa seen in this winter picture taken from Sula mountain across the Hessafjord:


                        South side of Hessa seen across the fjord from Langevaagen in 2011:


                        Hessa seen from the air some years ago:



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                          Let us have a look at the South side of Hessa from the air. The year is probably 1950 as there are no cars to be seen and the roads are still covered with white chalk.
                          All pictures from the Widero archives at Aalesund Museum and the same day, as the same ships can be seen alongside in Aalesund.

                          We start from Slinningsodden with the distinct white building prominently in view:

                          It was built in 1916 and is now being restored to it's former glory now.


                          Next to it is "Saapefabriken" and a slipway for small fishing boats and coasters etc.:


                          ​Further along and up by the road is the "Linge"-house and farm, one of the largest on Hessa at the time:

                          You can also see the sand mining site that was one of the businesses operated on Hessa in the 1930-40s,. but had closed by 1950.
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                            Moving further to the west there are a few houses scattered about. A new house is under construction near the ridge:




                            We are at Olsvikskaret, where a road crosses down to the ferry wharf and cod lever oil manufacturing plant on the North side:


                            A closer look at the single lane road that goes around the island, from Olsvika to Slinningsodden on the North side and back to Olsvikskaret on the south side:

                            Note the Wilhemsen cargo ship alongside and loading at Stornespiren in Aalesund. (Probably "Klippfisk" for Portugal or Brasil)
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                              The road continues to the west and we follow it.
                              More new construction is on the way:


                              The most prominent building along here is the "Skuset-slottet", belonging to the Owner of one of the Cod lever oil factories:


                              Next along is a new concrete house and the home of another Factory Owner:


                              More farm houses This is "Bjordalgarden" and the local "Bedehus" (Religiouse assembly house):


                              "Nicklagarden"


                              We are approaching Hessaskaret. "Rassmusgarden" and the local schoolhouse:
                              Last edited by ombugge; December 18th, 2013, 14:06.

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                                The Schoolhouse had two class rooms, one for 1. - 3. grades, the other for 4. - 7. grade.
                                Schooling was every second day,, with 1st graders alone one day, 2. and 3. grader together the next in one room.
                                Likewise, 4. and 5. graders and 6. and 7. graders shearing the other room on alternate day. The media of teaching was Ny-norsk.
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