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Here is another photo of the canals of Gothenburg/Göteborg, the second biggest city of Sweden with about 450.000 inhabitants (but 0,8 million with all the suburbs).

Gothenburg was founded in 1619 by Gustavus the Second Adolphus as a port on the Göta river, by the west coast of Sweden. Today, it also is the biggest port to Scandinavia.

This part was choosen, because the city could be a resistance against the Danes - a big enemy of Sweden at that time, but it was also a response to the high tolls charged by the Danes for using the Sound (the water between Helsingřr and Helsingborg), which was a Danish entrance to the Baltic Sea.

To make sure the city would grow rapidly, the king gave immigrants lots of priviledges. As a buisinessmand and a Calvinist, Gustav much admired the Dutch merchants and invited them to come to Gothenburg to live and trade and to help with building canals in Dutch style. But not only Dutch came, also lots of Germans, English and Scottish.

The photo is taken from a park and this street leads from central station to Avenyn, the most famous street of Gothenburg. Do you you see the statue in the middle of this photo? Here is a close up from the other side of the street.

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About the photo: I coloured the sky a bit, because it was very white. I increased the constrast and sharpness and decreased the light a little bit. It also cropped, especially to the right.

Taken on automatic. I don't know the info about the camera, but I am going to find it out/learn in the future.

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