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Pictures from Alesund and Art Nouveau buildings in Norway.

Ålesund Art Nouveau, Norway
Jugendstilsenteret and Art nouveau buildings in Ålesund, Norway.

Ålesund is a sea port in Møre og Romsda county. It is located 230 km northeast of Bergen. It is the capital of Norway’s fishing industry. It has also a lot of supporting industry for extraction of oil in the North Sea. 

Ålesund occupies a series of small islands on the coast. The town center is located on the islands Aspøya and Nørvøy. Alesund is adjacent to the Hjørund and Geiranger fjords. It is one of the harbors at which the Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Express) arrives twice a day.
  
The center of Ålesund is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. This is the result of  the catastrophic fire in 1904 that completely destroyed the center of the town. The architects that took part in the rebuilding of the city were indeed influenced by the modern architectural styles of the times.
 
The Art Nouveau Center (Jugendstilsenteret) is a national interpretation center with multimedia exhibitions and information about the town fire of January 1904, the rebuilding of the town and the Art Nouveau style (Jugendstil). It is centrally located in the former Swan Pharmacy building in central Ålesund

Ålesund harbor, Norway
The harbor (part) of Ålesund in Norway.


Ålesund in Norway.
Ålesund in Norway.

See more pictures from cities in Norway:
-- Oslo
-- Bergen

See more pictures from Møre og Romsdal County:
-- Geirangerfjord.


 

Links

┼lesund & Geirangerfjord
Official tourism web site for the area of ┼lesund and Geirangerfjord in Norway.
┼lesund
Official web site of the municipality of ┼lesund in Norway.
Dirk Wuyts
The pictures above are from Dirk Wuyts and the Association adc diving (adcdiving.be): his web site provides divers with travelogues, pictures and cultural information from his diving trips (site in Dutch).

See also

Norway > Pictures and travelogues > Atlantic road in Norway

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