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  • TNAalesund
    started a topic This is Ålesund

    This is Ålesund

    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=550

    Continuing this thread from our old home

    This is a photo taken from Spjelkavik towards Ålesund.

    Last edited by TNAalesund; June 29th, 2013, 18:59.

  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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    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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  • ombugge
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    Yes it is on the north side of Grimmerhaugen. where Aalesund Museum is situated. (Not only maritime items exhibited)

  • pakarang
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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
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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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  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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    The snow is melting in the mountains:




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  • ombugge
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    The next time you are in Aalesund (in good weather) take a trip up to Grimmerhaugen, where Aalesund museum is situated.
    There you will find "Brudeegget", the fully enclosed lifeboat that Capt. Brude and his crew of three sailed from Aalesund to Gloucester, USA in 1904:




    If you walk north along a path you'll come to a little visited lookout point:

    (Here viewed in reverse)

    With a comfortable bench, appropriately named "Aalsundsbenken" (the Aalesund bench):


    From there you can enjoy this view of the Inner Harbour and the sun setting over Giske:

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  • ombugge
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    THE WARMEST PLACE IN NORWAY!!!:
    https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/...rmest-i-landet
    This seldom happens except in the winter, when warm ocean and foehn wind across the mountains cause heat to build up, especially in the Tafjord.

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  • ombugge
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    Yes it is about "Brudeegget" and the trip he made across to USA in 1904-05. (I thought I had managed to bypass the paywall, but apparently not)
    It is standing a bit hidden away now, but there are some who are working towards getting it back to Skansekaia where it was for many years:
    http://www.bypatrioten.com/byblogg/v...te-brudeegget/

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Brude's trip across the Atlantic to become a film or TV show??:
    http://www.smp.no/kultur/2018/05/01/...r-16602579.ece
    Nice! From the small image I'm able to see without paying an entrance fee, I guess they are talking about that egg-shaped first lifeboat, right?

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  • ombugge
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    Brude's trip across the Atlantic to become a film or TV show??:
    http://www.smp.no/kultur/2018/05/01/...r-16602579.ece

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  • pakarang
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    Good to hear that your family was represented... looking at the colourful lights from the stairs, it appears to create a wonderful atmosphere.

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