Extrem stürmisch; aber 3 Std. regenfreie Zeit wollen genutzt werden.
Last time we were in Ålesund (in 2017) we discovered a restaurant called Anno ... overlooking a small square along Ålesundet ... the inner harbor, if you will. We so enjoyed our meal then that there was no question where we would be having lunch this time.
We lucked out with a table on the patio ... sunshine, blue skies, comfy temperatures, excellent food. Sounds like an ideal al fresco lunch to me.
The tagliatelle in a creamy mushroom sauce was still on the menu ... no brainer for me ... with Geiranger Beer to wash it all down. The chorizo salad Mui ordered last time was not on the menu, so he ordered the beef and lamb burger, which he said was excellent.Read more
After lunch, we took a meandering walk back to the pier where Nautica was docked.
Having wandered these streets in 2017, I was happy enough to keep the camera in my bag. Until, that is, we walked up to the Ålesund Church. Never one to miss an opportunity to photograph stained glass windows, murals, and frescoes, I suggested a quick stop.
The beautiful frescoes in the chancel looked vaguely familiar, but I did not recollect previously checking out the stone church, which was built after the 1904 fire. Turns out that we had ... and I later found proof in the form of the photos I took in 2017.
No matter, the beautiful stained glass windows and murals were worth photographing a second time. Especially since the attendant did not charge us admission ... perhaps because he was getting ready to lock up when we popped in for a quick look-see.Read more
Ålesund is known as the Venice of Norway. Our tour gave us a view of ancient and modern Alesund. After a major fire in 1904, the city was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau period.
We traveled to the city mountain of Mt. Aksla where we had incredible views of the archipelago, town center and Sunnmore Alps.
Along the way we saw ladders on the roofs of homes leading to the chimney. Heat is critical in Norway so chimney sweeps need access for maintenance.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Ålesund, Alesund, Олесун, অলেসুন্ড, Aalesund, AES, Álasund, オーレスン, 올레순, Estrecio Anguilla, Olesiundas, Олесунд, Kommun Ålesund, Ålesund kommune, Олесунн, 奥勒松