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Photowalks in Norway

Haugesund, embankment. Marilyn Monroe monument

From shopping centre Markedet I walked down to the waterfront. On the corner of the street Strandgata and Åsbygata (map) you can see interesting wooden mansion.

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Strait Smedasundet (Smedsundet ) is separated from the mainland island Where (Risøy), which is one of the districts of Ryfylke.

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On the waterfront, close to Rica Maritim Hotel is a monument of great Marilyn Monroe (map) - a subject of special pride of the city. The grandfather of Marilyn, Martin Mortensen was born in Norway in 1861 and immigrated to the USA in 1878.

Haugesund, Marilyn Monroe statue

Monument became a symbol of the festival, which is held in Haugesund each August since 1973. This event is considered one of the most important Nordic film.

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Wood quay looked very comfortable.

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Nothing Thrifty Norwegians goes to waste - even for a trestle bridge built in the room that now houses an art gallery.

Haugesund

Small chapel from the city's Church operates during festivals, which in the late summer of takes the Edge. On the idea of the clergy, is a place where the bustling festival people can get some peace and think about eternity. Don't know how this idea is successful - themselves Ministers complain that the festival guests often look for in this house toilet, and not finding it, doing your thing around the corner of the chapel.

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Oldest in the city Lothes Mat Vinhus restaurant.

Haugesund

Well, I will go up the flyover on Risøybrua.