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    Nice to see the place again, which we just visited some days before. Lofoten was northbound and we embarked in Kristiansund the same evening. See my "Ralf is on tour..."-thread. Very nice pictures of the new stairs. The new café really looks great!
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      Moving on on the tracks on Aksla mountain. An area that I urge you to visit if you are in the city.





      Ålesund footballstadium.


      Indoor multi sport hall.



      The New officebuilding and New Hurtigruteterminal at Skansekaia.



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        Thank you so much for this splendidly illustrated "steps review" Helge! Looks great, and I'm sure the new concrete will blend in after a while weathering.
        I'm certainly overdue for a stop-over in Ålesund!

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        • ombugge
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          Lens looks good, as does the steps. Could have been worse, they could have been painted pink.

        It is that time of the year again and Slinningsbaalet is under construction: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11195530.ece

        I don't remember if this timelaps video of last years "baal" has been posted here before: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...cle9843127.ece

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        This should be good!
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          And here is a timelaps video of this years "Slinningsbaal": http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11225625.ece
          Looks windy and cloudy.

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          • ombugge
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            You may have to bear with clicking your way to it after the commercials.

          No clicking - I just sat patiently waiting for the Viking helmet to disappear and then we were off!
          Spectacular, wasn't it? But do they consider that it went OK, because previously it had said that it must burn from the top down, otherwise the omens were not good. It started from the top but then caught light very quickly from the bottom up. And there were no chunks falling off from the top down as in the previous video you linked to!
          When suddenly the whole column was alight there was such a scramble to get off the island, they seemed taken by surprise.
          A good show, anyway. And a metre higher than last year. Hurrah!
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          • ombugge
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            Here is an amateur video from a different angle. (Like being there): http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11227799.ece#cxrecs_s
            They were lucky it was low water so it was possible to walk across without getting wet. One left it a little late and had to jump in the water.
            PS> The swimmers in the water near by as it collapses could qualify for the Darwin award.

          • wherrygirl
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            Idiots!

          Not everybody has forgotten that St.Hans Eve is celebrated on 23rd June, not whichever happens to be the nearest Saturday: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11236841.ece

          Hope nobody mind me reminding them that winter is on the way in the northern hemisphere?

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            Heia Aalesund, the warmest place in Norway yesterday: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11272232.ece

            Brusdalsvannet is the main water reservoir for Aalesund. I used to spend the summers in our summer house there when a kid. It was ALWAYS warm and sunny, at least as far as I can remember.

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            Sterkoder will be happy to read this article: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11261100.ece

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              Yes, I'm very happy.
              Printed out the mooring plan yesterday, where it was shocing to see five or six of the sailing vessels (CEDOV among them) marked yellow as ISPS-vessels.

              If the Tall Ships organisation would have to keep the ISPS fences and gates, it would have been a total catastrophy for the arrangement as such, and very negative.

              Now we will have four days to enjoy..., so expect pictures ;-)
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                All you want to know about the Tall Ship Race visit to Aalesund: http://tallshipsalesund.no/en/

                The first boat has already reached Aalesund: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11301458.ece

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                  Most of those in the race has now crossed the finish line at Svinoe Fyr, but they are not all in Aalesund.
                  Most have gone into the fjords to await the official arrival day on Wednesday, 15. July: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11305709.ece

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                    The big boys have arrived. Both Mir an Sydov are in Aalesund today: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11317267.ece

                    Aalesund just now: http://kamera.smp.no/services/kamera...bmenu=1&type=1

                    Brosundet: http://kamera.smp.no/services/kamera...bmenu=2&type=1
                    Looks like they are having a skijump competition right now.
                    Last edited by ombugge; July 15th, 2015, 13:02. Reason: Add text

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                    • PoloUK
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                      So the glorious summer weather continues!! The ships look fantastic.

                    Any the WINNERS are!!!: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11324060.ece

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