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...)
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.