Christmas Spirit In Gothenburg

10 December 2012By 2 Comments

Early winter darkness engulfs the place like it’s going down below the ground. But thanks to the snow that covers the ground white it brightens the place even in the night. And the season becomes significant when Christmas is just around the corner.

Christmas street lights in Gothenburg

It’s in this season when the streets are adorned with colourful lights. And it’s in those lights that I feel the spirit of Christmas amidst coldness and darkness. I was one of those who endured the intense cold of winter just to witness the lighting of Christmas lights a few days ago. It was magical.

Bare tree with Christmas light

Trees are bare and dull in winter but becomes interesting when they’re decorated with some glittering lights.

Facades with orange lights

Some building façades look so vibrant with these orange lights. This is one place in Kungsportsplatsen where I pass by to avoid the buses and trams on the street.

Lighted facade of Stora Teatern

This is the Stora Teatern along Götaplatsen or Avenyn. Doesn’t it look wonderful? I walked through the long street when this building caught my eyes. It was so cold but it was worth it.

City lights and snow

I’m still not that good at taking pictures of snow. It always comes out blue. Though sometimes it looks beautiful. Anyway, blue or white snow, blue or yellow or orange lights they give warmth to the winter and welcomes the spirit of Christmas in a cold, dark city like Gothenburg.

~ Mellow Yellow Monday ~

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Marlene is a teacher by profession holding a degree of Bachelor of Secondary Education. She works as a Mother Language Teacher in Sweden. She is a Filipina married to a Swede. She has been blogging since 2007 and she and her hubby own quite a number of websites. Connect with Marlene on Google+

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  1. Tushar says:

    Snow I have yet to watch but maybe in coming winter weeks I will have an opportunity to watch during tour. It must be very cold.

  2. Hi,

    In Malaysia, the Christmas season is always associated with snow, but too bad, snow has never come to Malaysia. But you are very lucky to experience snow and capture beautiful photos.

    Merry Christmas Merryn.

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