:: Sweden Visit Pictures

August 5, 2008 at 3:14 pm 14 comments

It’s a bit of a slow week this week- after our trip to Sweden, we’re gently easing ourselves back into normality.  The weather in Gothenberg was great when we arrived on Friday at 27oC and sunny, however the rest of the weekend was interrupted, regularly by big filthy rain clouds!  But the weather didn’t dampen spirits and a full schedule of activities were plowed through, rain or no rain!

We ate out twice in two really spectacular restaurants, they were very pricey but offered really amazing food and stunning seaside views.  Sjömagasinet specialises in Fish and is located in Gothenberg harbour.  To start I had a really elegant, “Classic lobster soup with carpaccio of scallops, served with crème of green peas and deep fried belly of pork” and for mains, “Fricassee of halibut, North Atlantic cod and flounder served with roasted shallot sauce, pan fried scallop and prawns” however this came served in what seemed like a pretty pointless dish, with the fish dotted around the sides, and a soup bowl center which the shallot sauce was poured in.

My favourite of the two was, Nya Langedrag Vardhus, which is part of the main Yacht Club in Goteberg.  I had an amazing Tuna Carpaccio with Pea Shoot salad to start, and Lamb fillet with terrine of portabella mushroom and celeriac, browned red wine sauce and
tomato roasted potato roll for the main course.  So delicious!  I seriously recommend both if your visiting Sweden!

I don’t have any foodie pics but here’s a bit of the Swedish scenery:

Can anyone translate that last one? 😉

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Entry filed under: photography, sweden, travel.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex Rushmer  |  August 5, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Looks awesome. Stunning photos. Good job.

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  • 2. Swedish Mike  |  August 6, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Awesome pictures! Could almost make me consider going back for a weekend or so 😉I have an inkling that you might know what the last one says but just in case… 😉It says: Ladies Nude Bath. You get three type of naturist beaches in Sweden. Mens, ladies and mixed. Kind of like the same division as in tennis. 😉// Mikehttp://freestylecookery.blogspot.com

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  • 3. Darius T. Williams  |  August 6, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I’m not sure if I can translate that last one – I could certainly try though – lol.I went out of town too and I didn’t have many foodie pics – but who cares – lol. You had some great shots and some of the food sounded really good – pricey or not!-DTWhttp://www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  • 4. conortje  |  August 7, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Great photos – the one with the hook is my favourite. The blue is so beautiful

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  • 5. Donal  |  August 7, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Alex- Thanks a mill- hope I did the scenery justice! 🙂Mike- Hahaha yeah I think your right- hence my fascination with it! :)It’s the first time I have come across it in Sweden!

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  • 6. kittie  |  August 7, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Absolutely great photographs – looks like you had a lovely trip!

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  • 7. Tom Aarons  |  August 8, 2008 at 9:07 am

    I really do love the luscious colors in these.

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  • 8. Elizabeth  |  August 9, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Gorgeous photos – looks like a great trip!

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  • 9. Min  |  August 12, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I love your photos, you have a good eye for it. Keep up the good work on your blog too! I’m looking forward to trying some recipes.

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  • 10. Donal  |  August 14, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Conortje- That’s my favorite too! The light was perfect in that little swimming house!Kittie- Thanks! It was really enjoyable!Tom- I’m glad you like them! 🙂

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  • 11. Marichelle  |  August 17, 2008 at 4:04 am

    WOW. I think it’s time for you to start a travel blog 🙂 The photos look amazing.

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  • 12. Donal  |  August 17, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Hey Marichelle- Hehehe thanks, would love to but I gotta go traveling in order to take the pictures!

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  • 13. Lar (Sour Grapes)  |  August 26, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Brilliant photos, really love the coat hooks one.

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  • 14. Betty the Sheep  |  August 29, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Wow, great photographs!

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