It was to be a 4-hour bus ride to get to Linkoping (by the way, the latter is pronounced lin-show-ping and the “shoping” is similar to the modern English “shopping”…there were markets which then grew into these towns/cities .)
I started with a prismatic tram-shelter seat as we waited to get to the Central Station:
As we took the tram through Goteborg, to the central bus/train station, I saw some buildings.
I looked at what I felt must be an ancient water tower, and Google tells me that it is, indeed:
An ancient church, probably..the solidity of those buildings!
We approached the Central Station:
It was a picture-postcard!
Nearby was an hotel:
As my bus left Goteborg, I didn’t know what this more modern tower was:
Signs helped me know where we were headed:
A town that we passed:
Lovely to see the modern bus shelter and the ancient copper-covered cupola!
I realized that the Bus Gods must be appeased:
This was in Jonkoping:
Contrary to everything I’d heard, cars began to pile up (I counted more than forty in line!) at this traffic signal:
We were travelling along the large Lake Vattern.
Another beautiful spire:
Our drivers were Mike, and Pia, reflected here:
I saw windmills but didn’t tilt at them:
Beautiful meadows sped past:
We arrived in Linkoping:
Ikea! I’ve always wanted to visit this place IN Sweden (I’ve visited in several other countries and cities).
I was hoping to see the Gota Canal, but I only saw the sign.
Fleecy clouds, pretty houses and green trees welcomed me:
A very witty sculpture of a hoop, with a dog looking askance at it, was at one roundabout (if you look carefully, you can see the small dog.)
The hoop itself was a marvel of balance!
I passed “Biltema”, which my cyclist friend Prashanth Chengi, whom I met on LiveJournal, tells me is a cycle store:
Prashanth just finished the cycling marathon of Sweden…the Vatternrundan, a 300-km ride around Lake Vattern!
A quick view of the Linkoping Cathedral:
I hope to find out what this cigarette-lighter building is:
Was this a planetarium or telescope? I couldn’t tell.
I didn’t like these smokestacks quite so much!
But at Linkoping Station and Bus Stand, my journey came to an end!