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Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg February 25th 2012

15 minute drive from home takes us bto 2.5km walk around frozen Sisjon lake.... read more
Idiot on the lake
Idiot on the lake
Nuthatch

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg February 25th 2012

Flying into Gothenburg we flew over frozen lakes and green forests, a scenery quite spectacular in its own right. Touching down, we had one of the fastest exits from an airport ever, from landing, to customs, to outside the airport and on to the bus to the city… all up about 15 minutes and we didn’t stop in a queue once. Think this may JUST have beaten our speedy exit from Quito airport a few years back! A new record ;-) The airport bus was a quick 20minute drive down motorways lined with forests, lakes, charming lake houses and frozen waterfalls suspended down cliffs. And yet it was sunny! It was a crystal clear, sunny winter’s day – we even had to get out our sunglasses. Ten minutes into the city limits we arrived at the ... read more
Bunny with her semla and chai...
A sunny winters day in Gothenburg
Martin and his new friend

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg February 15th 2012

Took the tram from home to Saltholmen. Onto the ferry to Vrango (pronounced Vrunga). Lots of sea ice. beautiful crisp winters day....finished off by a quick visit to Slottsskogsgatan... read more
Sea Ice
Wintering birds
Wintering birds

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

Saturday 21st January...it's snowing in Goteborg... Sunday 22nd...re-visit Gunnebo Slott....... read more
Brunnesparken
Gustav II Adolf statue
Gothenburg City Hall

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg January 15th 2012

Went for a walk at 'Seaton's Hill' an area famous for the Hunting Castle that George Seaton built on the hilltop between 1915 and 1918. It was destroyed by fire in 1923 leaving only the foundation. Following day was a walk around Fiskeback near Goteborg.... read more
View from Seaton's Hill
View from Seaton's Hill
View from Seaton's Hill

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg December 18th 2011

Yup, still dreaming.....still the Christmas lights are good.... read more
Kungsgatan by cathedral
Korsgatan
City Museum

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg December 6th 2011

Christmas Julbord at the Älvsborgsf​ästing (fortress in the mouth of the Göta älv ) with the Ex-Pats group at work.... read more
Boat to Älvsborgsf​ästing
Julbord Älvsborgsf​ästing
Julbord Älvsborgsf​ästing

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg December 4th 2011

Took the red Passat for a drive to nearby Delsjön lake.....bit rainy... read more
Daisy
Delsjön lake
Delsjön lake

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg November 19th 2011

Visited a Christmas Market at Tjolöholms Slott about 25 miles south of Gothenburg. just as we were about to enter the castle we were diverted off the road where smiley-faced Dick Turpins charged us 100sek each (total 20 quid) and then they danced over to the next car in line....... read more
Tjolöholms slott
Tjolöholms slott
Tjolöholms slott

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg November 12th 2011

Nikki and her friend Amy visited for a few days. We managed to drag them from the shops.....visited the animals at Slottsskogsparken, went for a walk at Skarvallsberger (west Goteborg) and found the ski-slope at Delsjon.... read more
Nikki & moose
Bull moose
Bull moose




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