Thursday, 31 December 2009

Christmas in Gothenburg VII

Happy New Year!

This is a photo taken of Götaplatsen and the statue is called Poseidon. I have written more about it before, if you would like to read it, please click here.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas in Gothenburg V

This little park is called Bältesspännarparken and got it’s name thanks to a famous statue that unfortunately is not visible on this photo. In the middle one sees an ice rink decorated in a christmacy way. One can come here and ice skate for free which is really nice. During the summer the ice rink becomes a fountain.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Christmas in Gothenburg IV

I really like this photo and the blue light it catches. It looks very icy and cold ina nice way. This photo is taken from the Kungsportsbron built in 1810 and in the background one can see Stora Teatern (the big theatre) which is irradiated with red light.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Christmas in Gothenburg III

Yes it is quite cold here, even the canal has frozen. In the background one can spot two tiny Christmas trees made of light and a flagpole. The truth is that almost every flagpole has turned into a Christmas tree. Ingenious, if you ask me!

The street along the canal is Stora Nygatan which is quite famous because of its odd numbers. You can find out more about it in my previous post here.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Christmas in Gothenburg II

This statue is called “Kopparmärra” which translated to English would mean “copper mare”. The king on the horse is Karl IX and he was involved in the founding of the early Gothenburg. Moreover, this is a very popular meeting place for the citizens of Gothenburg and I think it is even nicer when it is irradiated by the greenish light which is also part of christmas-light project this year.

PS. I think the shadow makes an dramatic effect. DS.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Christmas in Gothenburg I

From the 13th until the 31th of December thousands of Christmas lights glow over the city. Apparently the theme is “love” and one will find “love-spots” here and there where one is supposed to kiss and hug. I find the decorations beautiful and the theme is cute.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I wish You a Merry Christmas!
Lots of love from Gothenburg.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


We got snow in Gothenburg, there might be a white Christmas :)

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Something else

Today I am posting a random photo from Gothenburg. It is actually my piano, but it is at least situated in Gothenburg.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Ättestupan at night

The first photo I posted on this blog was taken at this very same place called Ättestupan. It looks diffrent.

Sunday, 20 December 2009


No, I would not say that I am peeping. But I like the pattern the colours make in the windows, like if they decided to go for different colour themes.

Saturday, 19 December 2009


I must admit that this photo was taken in October, there are no leaves left on the trees and there is actually a tiny layer of snow. Is it too optimistic, hoping for a white Christmas?

Friday, 18 December 2009

More nightshots

I really like the green colour of the grass.

Thursday, 17 December 2009


There is not a lot to say about this photo, it speaks for it self. I love the effect that the red lights do. There is something special about nightshots.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Stockholm VII

This is just a random photo from Stockholm and I believe it will end this "special" theme. I have to start posting pictures from Gothenburg again. We will see what I might come up with for tomorrow.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Stockholm VI

This is another photo of the same church as yesterday but from another angle.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Stockholm V

The German Church or “S:ta Gertruds kyrka” is situated in the “Old Town”. It used to be a guild but was rebuild into a church during the 1600th centaury. I really like this photo, especially the tree with the rowan-berries.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Stockholm IV

This square is well known in Sweden, it is called Sergels torg and is situated in the central parts of the city. It is different because of its black and white triangles. Whenever the Swedish hockey team wins a championship, it eventually shows up here to celebrate with the fans. I must admit that I got some assistance taking this photo and by the way, can you find me?

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Stockholm III

This is what I would call a different statue. It is a begging fox, from the serie "Homeless animal" made by Laura Fords. Notice that the fox keeps a baby on her lap.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Stockholm II

The picture is taken at a place called Slussen. What is remarkable about this photo is the "Stomatol" signage in left corner . It is Sweden's first electronic signage and turns 100 years, this year. Not too bad!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Stockholm I

Since am I away from Gothenburg for a couple of days, I will keep on taking photos but in another city. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, a nice city when all comes around. I will post some random photos, unfortunatelly I will probably not be able to tell you as many intresting fact as otherwise. I will start out with this construction, I call it the ginger bread church.

Note to yourself, never forget to check your ISO-settings.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Municipal Coat of Arms

This is Gothenburg’s municipal coat of arms, depicting the fighting lion. I might have run out of lions for a while but I am sure there are more of them, I will keep on looking…

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Rösska Museet

This is a museum called ”Rösska” and it focuses on fashion, design and handicraft. Apparently, a designing competition was announced nationally and the greatest Swedish architects took part. Carl Westman won and therefore designed the museum which was finsished in 1916. If you look carefully, you will notice another pair of lion guarding the building. These lions are Chinese and actually foo dogs.

Monday, 7 December 2009

More lions

This is the main building that belongs to Gothenburg University, inaugurated in 1907. If you look closely, you will see that it is guarded by a lion on each side.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

the Lion

The lion is a common symbol in Gothenburg. Not only does it guard buildings and places all over Gothenburg it is also depicted on the municipal coat of arms. These lions guard the end of "Stora Hamnkanalen".

Saturday, 5 December 2009

the Lipstick at night

Let me present, one of Gothenburg's "skyscrapers" at night. As you might recall it is called the lipstick and if you look closely it actually resembles one. If you want to see the previous photo and read some intresting facts click here.

PS. I am sorry it looks like if the skyscraper is tilted, it is just my fault, still learning.

Friday, 4 December 2009

I ♥ Gothenburg @ night

This is our harbour at night! The huge steel barque is called “Barken Viking” and nowadays serves as a hotel and restaurant! Who would have guessed that!? It was built in 1907 in Denmark and is the biggest barque built in the Nordic countries. She moved around a lot and made journeys as far as to South America, until she was bought by the city of Gothenburg in 1951 to serve as a school for cooks and sailors.

Unfortunately she does not go on so many trips these days because the suspension bridge over the harbour entrance is lower than the barque’s tallest mast. Hence, it has been trapped in Gothenburg since 1966 when the bridge was built.

By the way, she has 34 sails with an area of 3 690 m2!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Third time lucky!

This is the Cathedral of Gothenburg (Götborgs Domkyrka), finished in 1815. Believe or not, this is the third one because the two previous burned down! It was designed by Carl Wilhem Carlberg who also designed Gunneboslott. The area has been a graveyard for centuries, one assumes that over 20 000 people have been buried here.

Yes, the picture was taken this summer.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Farwell autumn

I will let the picture talk for it self and I will say farwell to this place for this year. Tomorrow I will show you a church in Gothenburg and maybe come up with some intresting facts.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Come back!

I am sorry I have not been updating for a while but I will try to make another effort. This photo is depicting the same arch as on one of the previous photos. I kind of miss the red lovely color, it is all gray now. But lets hope for snow! :)

Thursday, 8 October 2009


I can not help but feeling lucky when a rainbow is decorating the sky. Pretty!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


I would not mind having an arch like that. The picture is taken close to Chalmers, Gothenburg's University of technology.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Some D-vitamin please

Here up north, in Sweden, we are not spoiled with sun. Whenever it determines to show up, people in Gothenburg do not hesitate to get themselves to an open-air café and stash some D-vitamin. This picture is also taken in Haga, lovely quarters really.

Monday, 5 October 2009


This quarter is called Haga and it is much appreciated. People come here to take a walk, go on markets, grab a coffee or just enjoy the neighbourhood with its pretty buildings in the autumn sun. The café on the picture Husaren is known for ginormous cinnamon buns and definetly a place to visit.

Sunday, 4 October 2009


Another nice thing about the autumn, except from all the colours, is harvesting all the fruit. The other week I got several gallons of plums from a friend. These are apples are from my garden.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Schillerska Gymnasiet

Schillerska Gymnasiet is a secodary school built in 1886, designed by Hans Hedlund. Hence, this is the second building of his work on Vasagatan that I am presenting. The school has a soul with its magnificent interior and wide stone steps.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Though the window

Just a random picture from the tram window.

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Trams are quite rare in Sweden. Gothenburg in one of three cities that use them for public communication.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009


There are more than 60 000 students in Gothenburg; hence there should be as many bikes. One can go by bike almost everywhere here, there are great bicycle paths and many students save up some money biking. This picture is taken outside of the school of economics, Handels.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Gothenburg is known for all its cafes, in the springtime there will be crowds of people enjoying open-air cafes in the pale sun. There is even a Swedish word, "fika" that can not be translated to any other language. It means having a coffee and a cookie with friends on a café. This is an open-air café that belongs to a church. It is really cosy in the summer.

Monday, 28 September 2009

More KTB

KTB was designed by the architect Hans Hedlund who came from was a very successful family. He has designed several houses on Vasagatan, amongst others KTB and lots of important building all over Gothenburg. Pity the University does not build libraries like that anymore. Look at all the details!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

A place to hook up

This building was inaugurated in 1900 as the town library. It is a beautiful construction not only on the outside but on the inside too, with huge wall paintings, pretty floors and tasteful details on the ceiling. Today it is not the town library anymore, but yet a library that stores course litterateur and newspapers. It is called Kurs- och tidningsbiblioteket or simply KTB. Students, especially from the school of economics, go there to study in the big, silent hall or to hook up with somebody since it is apparently a great place to do so.

Saturday, 26 September 2009


I have posted a photo of the back of the "Stora Teatern" before, today I am posting a photo of the front.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Semi-circular room

This cylindric construction, Guldhedens norra vattentorn, is a water tower built in 1935. Well spotted you! Why would they put windows up in a water tower? The truth is that it used to be a water tower, recently it was rebuilt and turned into apartments for students. I wonder how one furnishes a semi-circular room?

Thursday, 24 September 2009


The best part of the autumn is the beginning, before all leaves have fallen down, turned brown and dried up. This picture is taken in the same area as the three previous ones and just can not get enough of the beautiful colours.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


I can not help myself from smiling; the simple holiday houses and gardens remind me of an allotment area on the countryside where I used to spend my summer holidays. Imagine the countryside with muddy roads and roaming cows. I guess that is why I find the tower blocks in the background and sound of the trams very misplaced. But it still makes this place unique.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

First in Gothenburg

It does look welcoming, does it not? I found out that Änggårdskolonin was founded in 1913! Hence, it was the first allotment area in Gothenburg. There are about 50 little houses and the owners arrange different activities together. I guess that having a little house and garden to take care of is something I expect every senior citizen to dream about.

Monday, 21 September 2009


On my way to the university I passed an allotment area called "Änggårdskolonin". The first time I noticed it I was really surprised. Who would expect to find cute little houses with well-cared gardens in the middle of town? Close to the hospital and university? Without any doubt, Gothenburg is full of surprises.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

When autumn knocks on the door...

Except from the shorter days, colder wind and rain there are some nice things about the autumn. All the combinations of colour! Like these ripening rowanberries against a blue sky.


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