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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.

  • Tommi
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    That's some nice eeryday photos, thank you for updating us ombugge!

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  • ombugge
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    No need for fire in the fireplace either:


    Nature reclaim it's rights:

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  • ombugge
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    Not much snow to be seen on the mountains after this hot spell:


    But roses are thriving:




    As is the beach-like stone garden near the bus station:






    I presume somebody have been watering the plants, since there have hardly been any rain for a month.


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  • ombugge
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    The new tanks is in place at Bunkeroil in Kleivane:


    What is that sneaking around the end of Stornespiren??:


    Ahh, re-positioning rental kayaks from Brosundet to the floating landing pontoon on the south side:




    They are doing a thriving business with guided kayak tours these days:




    The seagulls is less then impressed with their paddling skills though:



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  • ombugge
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    We have some buildings around town that is well equipped with antennas of various kinds.
    This is the new section of NMK, where Inmarsat have their offices now:


    The array up on the roof is able to communicate with their satellites in geostationary orbit above equator, at least those in the western hemisphere:




    This building at Voldsdalsberga is keeping an eye on the traffic in Borgundfjorden:


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  • ombugge
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    I have mentioned "Rundskue" in this thread earlier. Far too few, both tourists and locals, appears to find their way up to this ultimate lookout point at the summit of Aksla.
    Here is a chronicle by a lady who have spent most of her life away from Aalesund, but always goes up to Rundskue when she visit here:
    https://www.smp.no/meninger/2018/08/...e-17240162.ece

    This could just as well have gone in the "Are Norwegians racists" thread.
    Her views and arguments are very similar to mine when it comes the way Norwegians today see people of non-western origin who come here and their view of Norwegians that migrated to other parts of the world, yet retain some of their "Norwegianess", even in third or fourth generation.

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  • ombugge
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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

  • Tommi
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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

  • pakarang
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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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  • ombugge
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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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  • Sterkoder
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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.

  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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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
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    Very impressive!
    But why not use all these pallets fo generate some energy just instead for wasting it and increasing the environmental impact on the nature?
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