2017. Went out on deck
early(ish) and found that, although sunny, there was a chilly breeze.
Not to worry, it will get better as the sun gets up. Caught the shuttle
bus into town (it was a bit late so we got quite cold waiting for it).
Bit of a long run, wouldn't have wanted to walk it. Coach dropped us
off at Gustav Adolfs Square, very attractive with a nice statue of himself,
also, a little road train!
Love those so straight over for a 35 minute trip around the Town.
The trip was uncomfortable,
chilly and not very inspiring so, when we got back to the Square we
checked with the coach driver what time he was due to go back to the
ship. On the hour and half hour so, as it was 11.47, we wandered off
to take a couple of photos of the statue.
11.50 and off the coach
went! Not a big deal but we'd asked him 5 minutes before. The 12.30
came in at 12.15 and we got on straight away. Just as well, he left
After lunch it did warm up a bit but we didn't bother to go into town
again and just had a lie and read by the pool. I say read but I did
take a photo up there!
Another hard day's sightseeing
2018. Docked at a different
Cruise Terminal so only 5-10 minutes to the Centre. Shuttle bus dropped
us outside the Stora Teatern
Stora Teatern (Grand Theatre)
We decided to have a stroll
(this is the best we can manage now!) to Gustav Adolfs Square as I remembered
being very impressed with the statue last year. Not sure we should have!
Gustav Adolfs Square in 2018, ouch!
Wandered back to the coach
via the Equestrian Statue of Charles IX and a fountain (not working)
After lunch I decided to
go back in as there were several places I wanted to see, a bit of a
rush round but didn't do too badly for an old 'un! Straight off the
bus and to Götaplatsen to have a good look at Poseidon and the
surrounding buildings (had seen it on the road train in '17 but wanted
a few pictures). I was impressed by the fountains at the end of Kungsportsavenyen
which were rather attractively lit
The fountains looking towards the Grand Theatre
and with Poseidon and Götaplatsen beyond
Poseidon and the Art Museum
City Theatre and Concert Hall
There was a statue I had seen on the road train
and shuttle bus, didn't have a clue who it was but made a point of checking
which direction it was in when coming in on the bus this afternoon.
So, had a quick walk around the impressive Market building and along
the Canal past the Gothenburg Museum (opposite side of the canal) to
The Museum and the statue of Jonas Alströmer
(1685-1761), Pioneer of Agriculture & Industry(!) but he did appear
on a Swedish stamp in 1961!
The map I had suggested
that I had a look at the oldest building in Gothenburg. Didn't inspire
me but I'm glad I went because (with the detour) I missed the shuttle
bus by two minutes. This gave me time to have a look in the park opposite
the Grand Theatre. Very nice! Is, apparently, the Horticultural Gardens.
A couple of nice statues and an attractive Palm House. Well worth missing
the bus for.
Statue outside (don't know what that's
about) and the entrance to the Horticultural Gardens
The Horticultural Gardens and a statue
of Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795) an influential Swedish songwriter