Gothenburg, Sweden, in Pictures
Photos by Andy Castillo
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Walking through the streets of downtown Gothenburg.
Fika and a cinnamon bun.
The mall downtown — part of about a two-mile stretch of stores and other mercantile outlets.
Sunlight reflects off of the cobblestones downtown, on my way.
Inside of the Fish Church, which was built by an architect who specialized in building churches, to replace the previous outdoor market.
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.
Walking through the streets of the ‘hipster’ section of Gothenburg, known for unique bars and restaurants, including one decorated like an old fashioned brothel.
Trains wait at the station in Gothenburg — much of the city is blocked off to cars, to encourage people to utilize public transportation.
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, which is right next to an art museum and not far from Liseberg Amusement Park.
Liseberg 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 — even though the city isn’t as old as other European cities, it has a certain (as my guide called it) ‘hipster’ charm that is unique to itself.
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 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.