The Beauty Of Ålesund, Norway

The Beauty Of Ålesund, Norway

Via:  boomsbeat

Via:  boomsbeat

This beautiful image captures the vibrant hues that give Ålesund its colorful reputation. An important sea port established on Norway's west coast in 1838, Ålesund has a current population of just over 45,000 but the high concentration of Art Nouveau architecture surrounded by fjords and Alpine peaks attracts many more visitors from around the world.

Fun Fact: The idyllic harbor boasts a mild maritime climate, with winter temperatures rarely dipping below freezing and summer months typically ranging from 10° - 16 °C (50° - 60°F). Bring a jacket, as Ålesund can get rather breezy. See video of shoppers battling the hurricane-force winds of Storm Ivar on December 13, 2013.

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