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    The snow is melting in the mountains:




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      Aalesund is dressed for 17.May, incl. the old Borgund Sparebank building:


      And NMK:




      More modestly at our block:


      Our flag was out as well:

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        Aalesund on a sunny day in May:

        With two cruise ships in town. (From smp.no)

        And Aalesund at midnight in May:

        (From Aalesund Havn webcam)

        And at midnight from a different venue:

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          Nice look out point for sunset in Ålesund... is that on the "sea-side" of Ålesund Maritime Museum?

          In fact, I have never been to that museum - even though I have been many times to the city! I need to make an extra effort to visit the museum in the future.
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          • ombugge
            ombugge commented
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            Yes it is on the north side of Grimmerhaugen. where Aalesund Museum is situated. (Not only maritime items exhibited)

          Slinningsbaalet is raising:


          Latest news on the progress and plans for the year: https://www.smp.no/nyheter/2018/06/0...a-16854969.ece
          PS> No new World Record in the planning.

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            It is SUMMER!!!! in Aalesund:


            The trees that was stripped for the winter is coming back to life again:


            There should be plenty of apples for tourist to pick in the middle of town come autumn:


            Probably not too many tourists getting this far, but if this is a fruit tree it looks promising for autumn as well:




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              Slinningsbua is still standing:




              PS> Not sure if the scaffolding means that there is any activity, or progress,

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              • Sterkoder
                Sterkoder commented
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                When I used to visit Ålesund one or two times each summer, to photograph cruise ships and the city, I used to drive over to Slinningsbua and could get some nice pictures from the quay there.
                A few years back they rebuilt the roof and built those roof rooms there, or 'kvist' as we say in norwegian. Then the area got sealed off, and I could not even walk down there.
                So, if someone is working on a project to renew the Slinningsbua, it's going very, VERY slow forward if forward at all.

              This has been a roller coaster spring/early summer in Aalesund. May was the warmest and driest on records since .....(I don't know when)
              June has so far been windy and cold, better described as a "green winter". We have had two "autumn storms" so far and the temperature have hovered around 8-12C. But it has not been particularly wet,

              Today we celebrate mid-summer, or St.Hans Eve, (I know, the solistic was actually 2 days ago) and the days are getting shorter again.
              The Slinningsbaalet has been growing for weeks. Here it is as seen on 02. June:


              And today:


              No world record this year. (They already hold that):

              It will be lite abt. 2100 h. tonight. You can follow it directly here: https://www.smp.no/nyheter/2018/06/1...e-16949479.ece

              The weather and temperature is far from ideal, but there is still going to be activity all around town, incl. on Voldsdalsberga.
              Preparation seen here:


              This is what the weather looked like a little while ago:

              No rain, but cloudy and cold.

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                Slinningsbaalet 2018 in recording: https://www.smp.no/nyheter/2018/06/2...t-16987236.ece

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                  Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                  Such a beautiful tradition. I didn't watch the whole clip minute for minute when you posted it, but looking through it in increments, it's quite a spectacular sight.

                  Probably not great place to make hot dog's but a really great way to get rid of some pallets.
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                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    Yes it would have been better for the environment to create energy of a different kind, but not as much fun.
                    I believe Sweden have their bone fires as well?: https://sweden.se/culture-traditions...%92-and-1-may/

                  • Tommi
                    Tommi commented
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                    Yes there are, but Swedish bonfires usually consists of 95% branches and twigs.
                    The one in Strängnäs is a quite typical one, perhaps in the bigger end:
                    Valborgsmässofirande by Tommi Rotonen, on Flickr

                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    "The one in Strängnäs is a quite typical one, perhaps in the bigger end"
                    Swedish record maybe??
                    Look, it is once a year and the contribution to global warming, NOx, SOx and particle pollution is minimal on an annual scale.
                    BTW; Branches and twigs cause just as much pollution, but still far less then belching and farting cattle:
                    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...than-estimated

                  Thanks for all your coverage Ombugge, which encouraged me to actually follow the event more closely this year. From the link I watch the progress live a few times during the evening. And I love your photo #1031.3

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                    Slinningsbaalet have burnt out and here is what it looked like at Slinningsholmen a few days later:

                    Ready for next year.

                    PS>I don't know who did the clearing of debris, but it would have been quite a job.

                    Here is proof positive that Slinningsbaalet 2016 was and is still the world record holder in terms of height of bonfires:
                    ​​​​​​​ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/...allest-bonfire

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                      Slinningsbaalet of Japanese TV - Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG23WbLGj70

                      Part - 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URqIZCSQ4W0

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                        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                        So funny to see this on a Japanese game show! I bet that many people in Japan now wants to go to Norway even more!
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