Thon Hotel Alesund
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... 9/17, we docked at Trondheim for a bus tour of the city featuring the impressive Nidaros Cathedral. The gothic cathedral dates back as far as 1070 and has been damaged and pillaged over the years but the current structure is indeed impressive. The stained glass windows are relatively new and attempt to invoke the original. They depict the Old Testament on one side and the New Testament on the other with large ...
... style and the majority of them have been maintained in that style making for a delightful little township.
We also worked out where to catch the ship tomorrow. We were glad we did this as the map we had showed the old location and the two people we asked (one at Tourist Centre, the other at the hotel) told us two different locations. There was no signage to the correct location.
We had an early night – this was an energetic day even for ...
... t resist taking a photo of another manhole cover and yes this too was decorated with motifs from the Art Nouveau era.
Doorways, windows, facades, almost every building as some reference to this era and being Sunday there were very few people around apart for the odd Saga redcoat!
We sat for a while alongside the water admiring the art nouveau railings and got a surprise when realising the metal seat was in fact heated! I guess ...
After a day of getting used to the constant stunning views all the way here we made our first long stop at Alesund at midday.
Had a walk around in the snow into the pretty little port, not much to do but get used to the freezing temperature and the snow and ice.
... serious fire back in 1904. There is a great atmosphere & a distinctive character to the central part of the town with amazing decorations and colourful facades particularly around the waterfront domain.
Besides touring around the city streets & wharves, we also are taken to the Sunnmore Open-Air Folk Museum to view some of the old houses and the antique boat collection, which was quite facinating.
By midday we ...