Alesund is a unique town because the fire created to opportunity in 1904 for all of it to be rebuild in the Art Nouveau style. At the end of the 20th century, beginning 21st century this was the most popular architecture style, philosophy and way of life, because in Europe it was time for something new. This photo is a beautiful example of what the city looks like today. This picture was made in the city centre about 200 meters from the ship.