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Bus ride from Goteborg to Linkoping, 150614

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 .) Linkoping, the wiki entry tells me, was founded in 1287!

I started with a prismatic tram-shelter seat as we waited to get to the Central Station:

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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:

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An ancient church, probably..the solidity of those buildings!

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We approached the Central Station:

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It was a picture-postcard!

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Nearby was an hotel:

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As my bus left Goteborg, I didn't know what this more modern tower was:

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Signs helped me know where we were headed:

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A town that we passed:

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Lovely to see the modern bus shelter and the ancient copper-covered cupola!

I realized that the Bus Gods must be appeased:

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This was in Jonkoping:

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Contrary to everything I'd heard, cars began to pile up (I counted more than forty in line!) at this traffic signal:

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We were travelling along the large Lake Vattern.

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Another beautiful spire:

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Our drivers were Mike, and Pia, reflected here:

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I saw windmills but didn't tilt at them:

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Beautiful meadows sped past:

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We arrived in Linkoping:

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Ikea! I've always wanted to visit this place IN Sweden (I've visited in several other countries and cities).

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I was hoping to see the Gota Canal, but I only saw the sign.

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Fleecy clouds, pretty houses and green trees welcomed me:

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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.)

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The hoop itself was a marvel of balance!

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I passed "Biltema", which my cyclist friend prashanthchengi tells me is a cycle store:

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Prashanth just finished the cycling marathon of Sweden...the Vatternrundan, a 300-km ride around Lake Vattern!

A quick view of the Linkoping Cathedral:

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I hope to find out what this cigarette-lighter building is:

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Was this a planetarium or telescope? I couldn't tell.

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I didn't like these smokestacks quite so much!

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But at Linkoping Station and Bus Stand, my journey came to an end!

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Tags: architecture, bus stops, journey, photography, religion, towns, travel
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