|One of the Swedish Natives|
It's been many years since I've been to Goteborg myself. I'm surprised it hasn't changed much since then!
Mark claims they took a "short walk" from their hotel and passed three 7-Eleven marts, two McDonald's restaurants, and a Burger King. Okay, that part has changed. Maybe not exactly for the better, either. But that's progress for you!
This is a photo of one of the more picturesque 7-Elevens.
|This street scene looks remarkably like any Norwegian town to me. It's also apparently a "walking street" with no cars allowed. Don't you love the cobbled streets?|
|This sign was on the door of the unisex bathroom at a Goteborg restaurant.|
I know I'm partial, but I think food throughout Norway, Sweden and Denmark is some of the best in the world. Even when they are preparing Western American classics such as steak and fries.
|The Rib-Eye meal (see menu below)|
|I think this is sausages, potatoes and mustard AKA polser med sennep|
|Fish and potatoes with mayonnaise and a "mini-Sebastian" |
(Disney fans don't be hatin'. I'm just repeating what the man said)
|Prawns and potato square meal|
According to Mark, the food was great. It looks pretty great.
|The boat tour runs into a low bridge|
|Picturesque stone jetty with grafitti|
|What a beautiful Park area along the canal!|
|This bridge reminds me of Paris|
|The Goteborg fish market|
|Astrid and Lars waiting for the tourist boat to dock. |
|The Opera House|
|Guess what? They also have a Hard Rock cafe|
These foreigners. I'd be happy to speak Swedish without a Norwegian accent. But that's another story entirely.
|The clock tower in Scenic Downtown Goteborg|
|According to Mark, this must be where they manufacture all those gorgeous Swedes|
|Goteri - Goodies|
|Sunlight in the park|
|Bocce ball players on the strand|
According to the tourist guide, this building (above) was intended to be circular, to keep away demons. However, they ran out of money for the original plan and had to square it off to finish it.
Mark's comment was, "at least you'd know from what side the demons would attack from".
Good to know.
|Goteborg Havn, or Harbor|
|The harbor and a statue to the man who stole fire from the gods|
It's (as my friends say) an ART.
|A closer view of the Prometheus statue from the land side|
|The view from the hotel|
The above photo was taken from Mark's hotel room at 10:20 p.m. It's hard to forget you are in the land of the midnight sun when you are there, even as far south as Goteborg is!
|Another "Midnight Sun" photo (10:30 p.m.)|
Even if I'm pea green with envy yet again. Sigh.
Thanks for sharing your photos, Mark!