Wait what? Ålesund who? Even though nowhere near as remote as Tromsö or Svalbard, it still feels like I’ve reached the very end of Norway. Why someone chose to start a town out here in the rugged island semi-archipelago is a mystery to me.
Entries with tag ”architecture”
"The area contains 54 excavated bunkers along with gun emplacements, scattered around the town’s most visible landmark."
"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities. Then came the Mongols."
"One of the advantages of repeated visits to a place is the leisure pace of awe and discovery while drifting slowly down the worn streets of the French capital."
"Inside the church there are still traces of rune inscriptions made during the Viking age by Varangians, an elite guard made up of Scandinavian immigrant warriors."
"Now I’m back and our roles are somewhat reversed. Like River Song and the Doctor, we meet again under different circumstances."
"I end my journey in front of the tomb of Columbus, located inside the world’s largest Gothic cathedral."