Jugendstil

IMG_5842Today we are in the city of Alesund.

This town’s fame is mainly due to it having burned down overnight on January 23, 1904.

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This building is known as The House That Did Not Burn.

The 10,000 people left homeless rebuilt their town (this time in stone) with the financial help of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, who liked to vacation in the region. Alesund is now is a remarkably consistent collection of Jugendstil, or what is known in America as Art Nouveau, architecture.

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About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Cairo, Egypt.
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