ålesund

This pearl on the Atlantic coast of Norway has been an important fishing harbor for many centuries. In the Winter of 1904, a raging fire destroyed large parts of the village built of wood. There were only a few casualties, but thousands of inhabitants lost their homes. In an unusual act of solidarity of many European entities, the town was rebuilt in stone within a couple of years and now marks one of the most consistent examples of Art Nouveau architecture.

I visited this town in the Summer of 2013 as a part of my Norwegian road trip, which is described here.

This series of images is composed of impressions of the maritime atmosphere in and around the town of Ålesund.