By Corey Sandler
In Ålesund, it’s nearly impossible to avoid slipping into a reflective mood.
This handsome city includes an interior harbor for small vessels, surrounded by a handsome collection of Jugendstil buildings, the Germanic version of Art Nouveau style.
Like many built-up cities of its time, Ålesund suffered from a great fire; the one here came in 1904 and reconstruction was partly funded by and absolutely influenced by German kaiser Wilhelm II.
We have been to Ålesund many times and it is always a place that gratifies me as a photographer. The trick, for me, is to find a new way to reflect on its appeal.
You can see more photos from our visit of two weeks ago in the blog entry for June 4.
Today I went with a group of guests on a day-long trip inland to lunch at a spectacular restaurant atop Mount Stranda, a substantial ski resort about 3,400 feet above the fjords.
We traveled by coach, ferry, and ski gondola in each direction. Here is some of what we saw:
For most of our time we were above the clouds, but there were brief intervals of clearing and reflections of yet another wondrous part of Norway.
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