12 August 2018

Swedish vegetation

Miscellaneous trees & plants encountered during my bicycle exploration in Göteborg ;-)

Birch trees
Birch trees

Little pine tree
Little pine tree

Light on the rocks
Light on the rocks

Small river in the forest
Small river in the forest

10 August 2018

Shop signs

...I especially like the fish one :-)

Fish sign
Fish sign

Fur benches
Fur benches

Shop sign
Shop sign

8 August 2018

Old bikes

In the city of bicycles... how to recycle old bikes? ;-)

Rusted bike
Rusted bike

Old bike
Old bike

Swedish colors bike
Swedish colors bike

Photo mash-up #31

Today theme will be: snakesssss...

Shy snake Little snake
Hidden Resting snake
Happy 'Snek' day ^^

5 August 2018

History Museum

The city museum of Göteborg, located in an 18th Century building, allows you to explore the history of the city. It was really interesting to discover Sweden from a looong time ago (especially Vikings!).
Look at those faces ^^

Horseman statue
Horseman statue

Hammer man statue
Hammer man statue

4 August 2018

Universeum animals

Discover the famous public science center and museum of Göteborg, Universeum!
A couple of hours was long enough for me to go through all of its parts, though I wished I had stayed longer in the 'Regnskogen' (rain forest) tropical climate area :-)

Sloth
Sloth

Toucan
Toucan

Twin frogs
Twin frogs

Bright eyed bird
Bright eyed bird

3 August 2018

Göteborg tram

Among the 'usual' tram trains, you may sometimes spot the oldest (and smallest!) tram of the city :-)

Göteborg tram
Göteborg tram

Old tram line
Old tram line

Old tram
Old tram

29 July 2018

People of Göteborg

Some street portraits taken in a hurry ;-)

Göteborg city center
Göteborg city center

Sunbathing
Sunbathing

28 July 2018

By the canal

One of the cycling paths in Göteborg runs along the canal, which is a really nice part of the city.
There are public parks along the canal so many people were having a break on its banks when I explored the area :-)

Houses by the canal
Houses by the canal

Strolling near the river
Strolling near the river

Canal trees
Canal trees

22 July 2018

Hiking signs

Keeping me company during my trips, many wooden signs were scattered along the way :-)

Forest path
Forest path

Path around the lake
Path around the lake

Forest sign
Forest sign

21 July 2018

Trip to Stora Delsjön

Thanks again to my hotel - letting me use one of the bicycles for free the entire day - I went on a trip to Stora Delsjön lake, the biggest lake in Göteburg. And it's only 20 min away from the city center by bike! You bet, I couldn't resist the idea :-)

The nature there is wonderful; it's very wild but with convenient hiking paths all around.
I'm at a loss for words to describe the amazing moment I had there - wished I could have stayed longer...

Quiet lake
Quiet lake

Stone and water
Stone and water

Peaceful lake Peaceful lake

14 July 2018

Boat museum

I also visited the Maritiman, a floating maritime museum near the city center. That was really impressive: some of the boats you could explore were true war machines - fully equipped ones (...with replicas).

I was brave enough to get into a submarine, but honestly this was the most horrible part. The ladder to get there was very steep and the opening very small, besides you just couldn't breathe normally in such tiny spaces. I was too afraid to drop my camera in the water, so unfortunately no pictures of the insides of the boats!

Red boat
Red boat

Boats
Boats

Cordage
Cordage

Navigation tool
Navigation tool

Front of the boat
Front of the boat

8 July 2018

Buoys

A collection of buoys along the way :-)

Red and white buoy
Red and white buoy

Buoy near the canal
Buoy near the canal

Buoy near the lake
Buoy near the lake

7 July 2018

Cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon buns from café Husaren... To think I almost missed the opportunity to eat one!

I had tried going to Haga in the evening preceding my departure from Sweden, however they had sold ALL of their cinnamon rolls... Then I decided to come back (at all costs) the following morning, just before going back to the airport, and finally had the pleasure to get the famous giant bun - which was just as yummy as I had imagined :-)

Husaren café
Husaren café

Cinnamon bun
Cinnamon bun

Husaren café dessert
Desserts

Café Husaren
Café sign

1 July 2018

Haga district

Haga is a very attractive district in Göteborg, famous for its wooden houses and cafés - especially one, which is most enthusiastically recommended for its huge cinnamon rolls, café Husaren :-)

The district is not so wide, but you definitely get a nice feeling strolling its streets!

Haga flags
Haga flags

Haga area
Haga area

Selfie
Selfie

30 June 2018

Blue blue sea

What a nice weather... Wouldn't you think this is the Mediterranean sea?

Transparent waters
Transparent waters

Blue blue sea
Blue sea

Little red huts
Little red huts