Monday, May 15, 2006

Parcels, running and crowns!

When Daniel and I took another car load of boxes down to our new flat this weekend and I was greeted by a big parcel from Connie. Inside was a wonderful housewarming present of placemats and napkins (which were put to use later in the evening), a great wine cooler which will definitely get used a lot and is perfect for taking out on picnics, plus a little scented pillow which Connie had made. Thank you so much for the thoughtful present Connie and for the card wishing us luck in our new flat - I'm sure it won't be long before it feels like home.

On Saturday afternoon we headed into town to watch GöteborgsVarvet which is a 21km half marathon through town. Below is a shot of the leader at the 18km mark, but sadly he didn't win the race as he took a wrong turn in the last 200metres and was overtaken! Oops!

Over 28,000 people took part in the race, but next year there might be 2 more as Daniel and I are thinking of entering! Watch this space!

From our kitchen and bedroom window we can see this building with a sparkly crown on top, so on Sunday we set off to investigate what it was...

After clambering up the hill to the building we found out it was infact an old miltary fortress called Skansen Kronan (Crown). The fortress was built in the late 17th century to protect Gothenburg from invading Danes, but is now used as a military museum. The view from the fortress was quite impressive and it was interesting to look back and see our flat...


At 6:16 PM, Blogger verniciousknids said...

So I guess he lost the race because men never stop to ask for directions?!

The sky in Sweden is amazingly gorgeous!

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Connie and Rob said...

So glad you enjoyed your gift!

That building with the crown looks really pretty. The architecture there is just amazing. What a beautiful view...the sky looks like a painting.

Thanks for sharing your treasure hunt.


At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it must be so exciting seeing all those places

At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you send me a private email???
If so I might have X-ed it. Sorry!

At 3:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

took a wrong turn?!
oh they should have a sign there!!
im sorry to hear that!!(>_<)
the invasion of danes in the 17th century??
looks awesome!! thank u veery much!!


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