Sweden: A Gothenburg Photo Gallery

Gothenburg, Sweden, in Pictures

Photos by Andy Castillo
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 Walking through the streets of downtown Gothenburg.
Walking through the streets of downtown Gothenburg.
Fika and a cinnamon bun.
Fika and a cinnamon bun.
The mall downtown.
The mall downtown — part of about a two mile stretch of stores and other mercantile outlets.
Sunlight reflects off of the cobblestones downtown.
Sunlight reflects off of the cobblestones downtown, on my way.
Inside of the Fish Church.
Inside of the Fish Church, which was built by an architect who specialized in building churches, to replace the previous outdoor market.
Waiting for the tram.
The Gothenburg trams have a lot of character, they’re old and rickety and feel like an old-fashioned rollercoaster when you’re riding them.
Vera stands with local cheese at her downtown store.
Vera stands with local cheese at her downtown store.
Walking through the streets of Gothenburg.
Walking through the streets of the ‘hipster’ section of Gothenburg, known for unique bars and resturaunts, including one decorated like an old fashioned brothel.
Trains wait in the yard in Gothenburg.
Trains wait at the station in Gothenburg — much of the city is blocked off to cars, to encourage people to utilize public transportation.
A cyclist near the city center.
Bicycling is a very popular way to get around the city; even if you don’t have one yourself, you can rent a bike at the many stations around the downtown area.
The opera house.
The opera house, which is right next to an art museum and not far from Liseburg Amusement Park.
Liseburg Amusement Park.
Liseburg Amusement Park, a popular stop for families and adults alike. It offers a plethora of rides including a few rollercoasters and a ferris wheel.
 Crossing the street before the tram.
Crossing the street before the tram — even though the city isn’t as old as other European cities, it has a certain (as my guid called it) ‘hipster’ charm that is unique to itself.
A man feeds pigeons near Central Station.
A man feeds pigeons near Central Station; there are many street performers throughout the city, including (while I was there) a dancer who danced exactly like Michael Jackson.
A tram pulls away from station.
A tram pulls away from the hub of the city, near the Nils Ericson Station, which is close to the mall and easily accessible from the many hotels around the square.

Andy Headshot 1Andy Christian Castillo is an editorial assistant at GoNOMAD Travel. He is a military veteran and student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, pursuing a degree in English. In his free time, he plays music, writes poetry, gallivants around the world, climbs mountains and runs through the pouring rain. See more of his work at andychristian.net

Andy Christian

During a deployment as a firefighter with the USAF to the sweltering Middle East, Andy was bitten by the travel bug and smitten with the allure of adventure. Since then, he’s traveled everywhere; and when he isn’t on the road, he’s dreaming of far away places.

A 2016 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst he’s now at Bay Path University studying an MFA in Creative Non Fiction, and works as a beat reporter at a small daily newspaper. Andy lives in S. Deerfield Mass.

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