The other day I played frisbee golf, or “frolf,” with Lisa in Slottskogsparken, a huge park here in Göteborg. This must be the city’s version of Central Park; at one point, I got a glimpse of seals basking on a rock in the park’s zoo. There’s also a natural history museum nearby. I’ll have to check out both at some point.
When I played frolf at Swarthmore, it was very casual. We would walk around campus at midnight tossing discs at lampposts, bushes, and other random campus landmarks. At Slottskogsparken, there is a real frisbee golf course set up with 18 “holes,” baskets designed to catch small discs (smaller than the regulation discs we used on the Ultimate team), and marked teeing grounds. We walked through a decent amount of the park doing this course, running down boulders to catch wayward discs and hitting the occasional tree. It was a blast!
I’ve also done a bit more exploring of Göteborg along the main boulevard Avenyn, which ends with Götaplatsen, the “cultural square” of the city.
In the Götaplatsen you will find Konstmuseet, the main art museum of the city. I was wrong about Stadsmuseum earlier; this is the city’s Met.
The annexed Hasselblad Center also had an interesting exhibit on surveillance photography.
I also visited Röhsska, Göteborg’s design museum. It was a quick, fun museum, with the main exhibit chronicling design trends from 1850 to the present. I learned that I apparently like postmodernist design (or, funky stuff from the ’90s).
Finally, I had been seeing “kanelbulles” all over Sweden and finally had to try one as a mid-adventuring snack. As it turns out, they are cinnamon rolls – though according to Wikipedia, Swedish kanelbulles have a distinct flavor due to cardamom in the dough. Also, the complete lack of icing distinguishes it from an American cinnamon roll!