Last Saturday I visited the city of Göteborg (Gothenburg), the second biggest city in Sweden and fifth biggest in Scandinavia apparently. It was just a bit over an hour’s train ride up north and despite the trains being severely delayed due to an accident the wait was indeed worth it.
So I thought I would share some photos of my day. There is still a lot left to explore, and some things such as the amazing Turkish restaurant I visited that night, and the archipelago, I could not take photos of due to the lack of light. I will definitely return to the archipelago next time I visit though. In the meantime, here is what I did photograph:
I thought I’d start with this picture, a close up (well, kind of…considering how far away I was when I took it anyway) of a church. I love the architecture of some of the buildings in this shot, even if it isn’t the best photography ever.
I just loved how this house looked. We think somebody lives there but we couldn’t quite tell.
This climb is steeper than it looks – that tiny crown you can see in the distance is our end destination (also it’s not actually tiny). This is the climb towards the Skansen Kronan, a several century old fort.
This is the Skansen Kronan, which meets us at the top of the stairs in the last picture. There is a second building like this, only that one has a lion on top where the crown is. We passed it on the train into the city but I was too slow with my camera.
Here is an information board on the Skansen Kronan along with a map. The English section is photographed closer on the next picture.
The English translation of this information. Quite interesting bits of history here. Click on the picture if this is too small to read.
This is the view from the top of Skansen Kronan, overlooking the city. We had to climb a rickety old staircase up the building but the view was worth it.
Back in town, we found this cool little house turned into a restaurant with a seemingly out of place spruce next to it.
More of the city’s streets. It definitely felt a lot bigger than my current home town.
Lots of cafés and restaurants in this area.
Café Kringlan, a new favourite I think. Earlier in the day they had a lot of their baked goods out on this table being sold on the street.
Inside Café Kringlan. It was nice and cosy and we stayed there quite a while.
Last but not least, while briefly inside a shopping centre we discovered a volleyball game being conducted, sand and everything. Different, but it certainly drew a crowd.
Well, that’s it for now. But at long last I have started exploring this part of the world outside of my new home town! Have any of you ever been here? If so, what were your thoughts?