The magic of Slottsskogen
Gothenburg is a city of parks. They’re all over the place and they’re very popular.
On sunny days (of which Saturday was one) the parks are full of people grilling food, playing various cute knocking-stuff-over games, drinking ciders, listening to music, playing music, marching in random uniform and laying in the sun.
One of these parks is 130 hectares in area and has a petting zoo, penguin pool, seal enclosure, elk hangout, peacock and sheep lair, historical cottage display, duck pond, enormous sports oval, and on and on it goes.
The park is basically in the middle of the city and right near our house. It’s about a ten minute walk to the duck pond from our front door.
We ambled into the park with a few choice ciders from the Systembolaget, shedding layers as the sun came out more and more, finally heating the beautiful Saturday air up to 17 degrees celsius(!)
As a side note, it should be said that 17 degrees is incredibly high for a day in April, so I was grateful and almost a bit stressed out, trying to soak up as much as possible before the wind and then rain hit on Sunday.
The park was humming with the entire population of Gothenburg who all had the exact same idea, it seemed.
Spring was in the air, with a blue sky, and brightly blooming flowers all over the place.
All the park animals loudly rejoiced.
We spent the better part of the day wandering the park, looking out over Gothenburg and watching passers-by.
Sunday was spent searching for bikes with relative success. Today, Felix was at work and I’ve been bumming around, trying to edit HTML and eating chips.
Tonight, we’re making Mats and Ulrika Ika Vakalolo, a Fijian fish curry we discovered while holidaying last year, so updates and a recipe might follow if you’re lucky. If it works, that is.