Saturday, September 21, 2013


The photograph is awesome and the stamp goes along very well, too bad it didn't get postmarked (for some reason they put the postmark on the bottom of the card...) 

Ålesund is the largest city in Møre og Romsdal, Western Norway, with about 40.000 inhabitants.
The city is built on a row of islands extending towards the Atlantic. The compact old city centre is surrounded by water, so  Ålesund is a major fisheries harbour.
The old city centre of Ålesund was destroyed by fire in the first years of the 20th century. Much international aid, including personal gifts from Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany who used to holiday there, helped to rebuild in the most modern style, Art Nouveau.
The Atlantic Sea Park (Atlanterhavsparken) at Tueneset is the biggest salt water aquarium in Northern Europe and is built into its stunning environment in the Tueneset conservation area. It offers a range of activities, including diving. After visiting, you can enjoy Tueneset itself which is a nice green area with walkways and a fascinating seemingly endless view of the Atlantic ocean.
From the city there is a beautiful view of the Sunnmøre Alps in the East. 


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