Photographer's Note

This is West Fortress Street (Västra Skansgatan) in the old part of Gothenburg, Haga.

The houses here are a mixture of old and older wooden houses (and some modern).

The oldest houses along this street were built before 1855. That year the local governor (landshövding) decided that only two floors of wood were allowed, due to fire risks.

However, if the first floor was built with stone, you could add two floors of wood above. This type of three-floor houses (landshövdingehus) are now very typical for Gothenburg, and nowhere else in Sweden.

You can see more of this street here. Use the yellow man and let him show you around.

I have taken other pictures in this street, both here and here. Both these picture were taken in the opposite direction.

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Additional Photos by Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3628 W: 199 N: 5638] (37974)
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