Archive for June, 2008

A brief trip to Hisingen

Monday, June 30th, 2008

I cycled down the river and over the bridge to Hisingen to have a look around. I cycled through the houses up to S.A.Hedlunds Park and Slätta Damm. It’s a lovely wild area – hills covered in trees and Slätta Damm is a lake covered in water lilies. The Swedes really know how to make […]

A slice of heaven

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

I’ve just cycled to Gunnebo House. It’s an absolutely lovely eighteenth century house and gardens and I think the first of it’s kind that I’ve actually wanted to live in just because of its simple charm. The house is built in a clean simple neo-classical style and boasts a fully functioning organic kitchen garden that […]

Sadly No Critical Mass

Friday, June 27th, 2008

I’ve been spending yet more time in the Stadsmuseum and am looking forward to going back tomorrow. I’ve also had a look in the neo-classical Gustavi Cathedral which is breathtakingly decked out in gold and white, as well as the German Church on Norra Hamngatan. Museums and churches haven’t been my only taste of Swedish […]

The Game at Röda Sten and free tours at the Stadsmuseum

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

The other day K and I cycled down to Röda Sten(Red Stone). It’s an art gallery down on the water front. Unlike the places I usually frequent it isn’t free, in fact it costs 40ske in to get in. It was worth it as there was some interesting art work there, including an instillation created […]

Grey Sky

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I cycled up to the Konstmuseum today. Most of the place is still being renovated but the 5th floor is due to open again on the 25th June and the 6th floor on the 2nd July so I’m getting quite excited about that. Meanwhile downstairs there is a good exhibition of Thomas Zornat’s work which […]

Library Lookup

Monday, June 16th, 2008

All K’s hard work has finally paid off and he has launched the first working version of his library look up website. Although the project isn’t finished you can now use it to search for libraries in London. Hopefully it will expanded one day to cover the entire UK. So if you’re looking for a […]

George Bush denied the right to hear that people are angry in Britain

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I’m currently watching the news about George Bush’s arrival at Downing Street and am disappointed but not surprised at the size of the anti-Bush/war/American foreign policy demonstration. According to the news the demonstrators are nowhere near Downing Street, instead held back by large police lines, and therefore unlikely to be seen or heard by Bush. […]

Art, fish and buskers

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I went back to the Röhsska Museum today and wandered around looking at the beautiful objects. It’s such a nice little museum and it always makes me want to study art and design which is all the more tantalizing because the building is opposite the School of Design and Craft. Afterwards I cycled around Gothenburg […]

More reasons to live in Gothenburg

Friday, June 6th, 2008

I spend some time in the Stadsmuseum on Wednesday was I was really impressed at the layout and design of the museum. A lot of the subject matter has explanations in English which is really nice if you’re incapable of speaking Swedish like me. A lot of time and thought has gone into creating the […]

Living in Masthugget

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

We had a pretty busy weekend here and so I’ve not done much exploring of the city. Saturday was the big move and involved spring cleaning the old flat before we left and then moving in to the new flat and doing all the cleaning, settling in and working out how to turn the tv […]