Showing posts with label Sweden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweden. Show all posts

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Gothenburg Botanical Garden - Spring 2014

The Gothenburg Botanical Garden (in Swedish: Göteborgs botaniska trädgård)  is one of the larger botanical gardens in Europe. I actually visited that place several times and for plant collectors and enthusiasts its worth checking periodically, because in their shop sometimes can be found pretty rare flowers and plants in general, which otherwise may be nearly impossible to be found for sale even on-line. Today I'll post a few pictures from the garden and its plants. At that time of the year there were many flowering wild species of tulips, which in my opinion was the best part from the visit. In that regard I'd say that this was very large collection, that if not surpassing is at least rivalling the one in Kew Gardens.

Bulb (spring)  flowers section

Tulipa humilis var. 'alba' with unusually long flower stems
Tulipa humilis var. 'alba'

Tulipa aitchisonii var 'clusianoides'
Tulipa aitchisonii var 'clusianoides'

Tulipa bakeri

Tulipa orphanidea
Tulipa bithynica

And in the end there is mini forest with a hill overseeing part of Gothenburg

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Views over Gothenburg

There are several high up places from which you can enjoy wonderful views of Gothenburg. Here are some from Universeum, the science museum, from the botanical garden and Skansken Kronan fortress.

Korsvägen viewed from Universeum
Hotel Gothia Towers

View from The Botanical Garden

View from Skansen Kronan

View from Skansen Kronan
View from Skansen Kronan

View from Skansen Kronan
View from Skansen Kronan
View from Skansen Kronan
View from Skansen Kronan

Monday 6 June 2016

Universeum, Gothenburg 2014

The Gothenburg's Universeum is something like mix between zoo, museum and science centre, where can be seen among the other things some tropical animals in nearly free ambient doing their own business without paying attention to the visitors who walk in their enclosure. Also there is a section with aquariums, real-life sized dinosaurses on the roof and general science and technology exhibition. I wouldn't say its some exceptional thing that must be visited, but if  visitor has a spare day and the weather is too bad for visits to the numerous parks and other open air points of interest it is a good idea to see the Universeum. Below I'll post a few pictures, which I took from that place, enjoy!

Goeldi's marmoset (Callimico goeldii) run free between the visitors in the Regnskogen area

There are several birds like this Scarlet Ibis  (Eudocimus ruber) who walk freely between the visitors


Marine aquariums are always impressive

Part of the exhibition is outside the building

Some of the exponats are mechanized and moving