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Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg June 28th 2012

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000031208 StartFragment:0000000457 EndFragment:0000031192 Leaving Stockholm for Gothenburg (Goteborg) June 28: We boarded the SJ Train in Stockholm at 16:10 for the three and a half hour trip to Gothenburg passing flat farmland and forests with some light industry along the way. My sister Laurie lived in Gothenburg when she was a young adult and was eager for me to meet her friends, experience the places she loved and where she lived. According to my sister Gothenburg was a small fishing town on the sea (but she has spent most of her time in NYC and so small is relative.) This country girl was surprised to end up in quite a large city, in fact I later learned that Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and the largest seaport in the Nordic countries. ... read more
Gothenburg
Hos Pelle Restaurant on left Lars and Lena live
Flowers in the park

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg June 24th 2012

Some Swedish birds..... This bird blog will keep building............ read more
Black Throated Diver
Red Breasted Merganser
Oyster Catcher

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg June 22nd 2012

On a wet 22nd of June we went to the Midsummer celebrations at Öckerö Hembygdsgård (local folklore centre) in Gothenburg's northern archipelago. Öckerö is linked to Hälsö (to the north) and Hönö (to the south) which in turn is liked to Fotö... read more
Öckerö  Midsummer !
Welcome to Öckerö  Midsummer !
Öckerö  Midsummer !

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg June 21st 2012

Line up for the event was Swedish artist Tove Styrke, Eurovision Song Contest winner Loreen (Euphoria), American rapper B.o.B. and finally Canadian singer Nelly Furtado.... read more
Poseidon + Tove
Tove
Loreen

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg June 17th 2012

On another damp June day, a Sunday walk around Klippan area of west Gothenburg...lots of graffitti art... read more
Älvsborg Bridge
Älvsborg Bridge
Graffitti art

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg May 27th 2012

A visit to Ram River falls (Ramberget). Also saw a slow worm.... read more
Ram river falls
Ram river falls
Ram river falls

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg May 26th 2012

Building Älvsborg fortress (Oscar II) started 1899 and it was combat operational in 1907. The fort is blasted into the bedrock and surrounded by a fast grave with two 'kontereskarpgallerier'. Armament consisted of two 24 cm guns, two 15.2 cm cannons in armored towers, four 57 mm cannons, armored cupola and a number of 'kaponjär' cannons. Hammarkullen Carnival is the biggest and the most colourful cultural street carnival in Sweden. The carnival started in 1974 as a local festival, organized by the Latin-Americans from Chile and Bolivia living in the north-eastern part of Gothenburg in Sweden.... read more
Oscars Fort II
Oscars Fort II
Oscars Fort II

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg April 21st 2012

Not many changes....... read more
Canada goose
Geese on the lake
Tree reflections

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg March 31st 2012

Trip out to a couple of islands before Easter... read more
Island in mouth of Gota River
Island in mouth of Gota River
Bridge to Galtero

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg March 3rd 2012

In the morning walked around the island of Stora Amundon and then in the afternoon had lunch and a walk around Oxsjon lake.... read more
Stora Amundon
Tree labyrinth
Great Spotted Woodpecker




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