Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Glimpses from Göteborg/Gothenburg

We left Kolmården for Gothenburg Saturday afternoon and spent five days exploring the city. We had both been to Gothenburg before, but never just to relax and enjoy the sights.







Skansen Kronan (the fortress the Crown)


View of Haga from the walkway up to the fortress


View from the fortress






We went inside Oscar Fredrik's Church






The University building


The Opera house seen from the city street


The Opera house seen from the water



"Feskekörka" - the fish market


Football stadium


The Central Station


The Lion Steps - from the latter half of the 18th century this is where boats used to come in with goods from the far East.


 Of course we had to go out on the canal




The city's largest shopping center (and we actually never made our way inside!)


Low bridge going out to the port


An office building known as "The Lipstick" - understand why


The Viking - a ship moored in the port. After this ship was bought the city built a brigde further out in the port that is too low for this ship to pass under



A reparation dock out in the port


What little is left of the medieaval city wall:


The old hospital which now serves as the teachers academy. The building was intended to be completely circular, but they ran out of funds so it ended up horse shoe shaped



The grand theatre



The great market hall


Some of the goodies you can find inside





Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

1 comment:

Chookyblue...... said...

amazing buildings.........thanks for sharing.......