Far East on the Edge of the West

As of last week a four-hundred-year-old Chinese temple ruin housing a statue of chairman Mao overlooks the sea at Pilane. The installation, by Chinese artist Zhang Huan, is part of this summer’s exhibition and will stand until September 16.

Pilane. Photo: Claes Hake

Peter Lennby, founder of Pilane, wants to provide an experience of art in nature accessible to all, regardless of age and background.

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Six Things You Must Do…

Gothenburg

London’s very own Daily Mail had a little feature on Gothenburg this morning, naming the six things you absolutely must do while visiting.  The six things goes as follows:

  1. The Glam Tram, hop aboard!
  2. Catching Sensational Maestro Gustavo Dudamel at the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  3. View the long lost Leonardo Da Vinci painting
  4. Check out the amazing Cafe culture, grab a beer and get some free food
  5. Hit the Design Torget for some style inspiration then the Röhsska Museum of Fashion and Design to see what the pros are up to
  6. And finally, stay at the uber hip Avalon Hotel which we blogged about earlier!

Read the full article here!

72 Hours in Gothenburg

Gothenburg Skyline

Sunvil trip planners has put together a seriously awesome 3 day city break guide to the lovely town of Gothenburg. This is perfect for all of you looking for a quick weekend getaway. Check it out:


Day One: Why not visit the Maritime Museum, explore the harbour-side preservation area of Klippans kulturreservat, and join the locals at the bustling fish market, Feskekorka (Fish Church), for lunch? Return to the centre of Gothenburg by canal cruise boat, winding your way alongside the park of Tradgardsforeningen. In the evening a cruise into the archipelago surrounding the city is highly recommended.

Day Two: Wander through the narrow seats of the Haga district with its picturesque wooden houses, popular cafes and boutique shops. Allow time in Haga to relax, watch the world go by and enjoy a tasty Kanelbullar (cinnamon bun). Continue your exploration by climbing to the hilltop fortification of Skansen Kronan (Crown keep) and Gothenburg’s most decorated church Oscar Fredrik, from where a magnificent panorama of the city awaits.

Day Three: Gothenburg boasts attractions to suit all interests and ages. Why not spend the day visiting Gothenburg’s art museum; the Liseberg amusement park – Sweden’s premier tourist attraction; shopping in Sweden’s leading indoor shopping centre (150 shops) or in the areas of Vallgraven, Haga or Linnegatan; or escape the bustle of the city and visit the beautiful manor house, gardens and restaurant of Gunnebo?