Alesund is a beautifully situated, delightful small city in Norway that emerged, like the proverbial phoenix, from a disastrous fire in 1904 that destryed much of the city and left thousands homeless. The authorities set to work rebuilding almost immediately, and within 3 years had built well over 600 new structures. Most of the buildings that had burnt down in the fire had been built of wood and in traditional Scandinavian style. In rebuilding the city, the authorities ordered that all the new structures be built of concrete or stone and that the style be the the style then fashionable in other European countries, Art Nouveau. Today, large sections of the city consist of the very attractive and now colourfully painted Art Nouveau buildings built from 1905 through 1907. Shot with my Nikon D7000.