Alesund, Norway: An Art Nouveau Walk in a Fairytale Town

brightly colored buildings reflected in water of harbour in the art nouveau town of alesund norway

Alesund, a fishing town and port on Norway’s west coast, has a distinctive architectural style borne out of devastation. On a stormy night in January 1904, a fire raged through the town, destroying 850 houses and leaving 10,000 people homeless. Mercifully, only one person perished. In just four years, a frenetic reconstruction project replaced the charred […]