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transposable_element ([personal profile] transposable_element) wrote2016-07-25 02:09 pm

Ålesund

The center of the town of Ålesund was completely rebuilt after a catastrophic fire in 1904, in Art Nouveau style. (Catastrophic fires are a running theme in the history of Norwegian cities.) One street is named after Kaiser Wilhelm (!), a major benefactor of the town after the fire. We had only a short time there because we had a ferry to catch.




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[personal profile] heliopausa 2016-07-26 12:24 pm (UTC)(link)
:D I like the manhole cover the most.