Much of the architecture in the town centre of Ålesund is a great example of the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style which was all the rage at the beginning of the 20th century. It's unusual to see so much of a town built in this style, but that was what happened after the town burned down in 1904.
The building in this first picture houses the Jugendstil Museum, with displays which give a good insight into Ålesund's history and architecture. The ground floor was, in times past, a chemist shop, and it has been maintained as it was in it's former times. Great to see what an old chemist shop looked like.
But, back to architecture, and every town has to have it's architectural 'oops moment'. In the case of Ålesund, this is it.
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