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  • ombugge
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    One bridge that don't get much mentioning is the lifting bridge between Stornespiren and Prestebrygga (also known as the Cruise Centre this time of the year)
    At least not for water born traffic:


    But good for the strays that keep ships waiting:


    Open to traffic on rear occasions during the summer:


    It saves a lot of time for those crossing South to North when open:

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  • ombugge
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    We also have a bridge called Brooklynbroa, but I couldn't find any own pictures of that one. SMP to the rescue: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article291192.ece

  • ombugge
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    Harald Grytten is a handy perch when you are waiting for someone to leave a meal at the outdoor restaurant near by:


    Can't see what I'm talking about? Here is a closer look:


    Aalesund have their fisherman's wife, looking out to the ocean, just like in Svolvaer:


    As well as our own Louvre:


    And our very own Ponte dei Sospiri ("Sukkene's Bro" as this is known locally):


    Not to forget Pont des Arts. (Also known as "Hellebroa"):


    Near Hellebro we also have the "forgotten corner":



    Nobody ever appears to sit on these benches, although facing the sun and protected from the cold northerly wind.


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  • ombugge
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    But Aalesund has more than just old boats, real or replica.
    Here is a statue outside the infamous "Raadhuset":


    The plaque says; "Boge Berg - 1986 The power though (a) human being":


    This statue has been in storage for a while, awaiting completion of the new buildings at Skansekaia:

    The title is; "Hundevakta (The dog watch)" and is in honour of Norwegian seafarers.

    This statue at Slinningsodden has been mostly forgotten and is deteriorating:






    Details:


    If nothing is done, this will be scrap metal very soon.
    Klaus Nilsen got a street named up after him, why not move it there??
    Last edited by ombugge; June 14th, 2016, 23:53.

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  • ombugge
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    We cannot forget Brannsprotya:


    She is still there showing off every time a first visitor to Aalesund is leaving:










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  • ombugge
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    Here is a well known veteran, the M/V Helland as she looked earlier this year:


    And from the same position a couple of weeks ago:

    She has got the mast back on, but some of the rigging is still outstanding.

    Most of the painting and oiling has been done though:






    But the deck will have to wait for next year:


    The crwe cabin was open, but I'm too old for that climb:

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  • ombugge
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    Another one heading in the same direction, but this time the real thing, not a replica:


    Seen here in an earlier photo at it's normal place:



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  • ombugge
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    But there are more replicas of old style boats back in the water and ready to show off this summer.
    Here is one. Borgundknarren:


    Seen returning from a trip:


    Heading back it it's regular place at Sunnmore Museum:

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  • ombugge
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    A replica of a traditional Nordlandsbaat (Aattring) visited Aalesund for crew change on her way from Stromstad in Sweden to Murmansk in Russia.
    The first leg, from Stromstad to Bergen was done last year. This year they hope to get as far as Bodo, or even beyond.
    Here she is in good company:






    Heading along Aspoyvaagen towards Steinvaagsundet:


    Seen again at the guest marine in the inner harbour:


    Next day they obviously want to make their opinion felt:

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  • ombugge
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    The tighly held secret of the name for Bankskoyta has been revealed and sealed in Cod liver oil: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...n-12875392.ece

    For those who don't know what Storegga is, here is a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storegga_Slide

    The Storegga slide affected more than just the Norwegian coast: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27224243

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  • Ralf__
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    What a nice place for a nice ship. This is perfect for back in time photography.

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  • ombugge
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    I found her:




    ​She has got to Fiskerimuseet (The Fisheries Museum) where she will apparently be permanently moored. When not out sailing that is.

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  • ombugge
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    The masts and rigging being prepared:




    Main mast:




    The "lifeboat":


    Here she is, with standing rig in place and motoring off to somewhere for completion:


    ​I don't know where, but intend to find out.

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  • ombugge
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    Bankskoyta in Aalesund has been featured several places on CVF, but I will continue with posting here in the Aalesund thread.

    Here she is a few days ago:




    An unusual angle of view:



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  • ombugge
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    The Aalesund icon Slinningsbua is 100 years old this year. (Or there about. The actual month of completion is not entirely clear)
    ​It may be an eyesore to some as the visual condition is far from what it was in my young days, when it was a hive of activity near all year around.
    But few buildings in Aalesund are more immediately recognizable and probably more photographed.

    Here are some pictures taken today:






    She was standing there proudly when the MSC Splendida sailed past a few days ago:


    As she did when Costa Pacifica sailed today:

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