This blog chronicles my travels as a 2016-2017 Thomas J. Watson Fellow exploring cultural attitudes towards health technology around the world. Starting from and returning to New York City, USA, I am traveling to Sweden, Qatar, India, Singapore, Japan, and Botswana over the course of one year.
I’ve been in Gothenburg nearly 5 weeks now, and sometimes I feel like I’ve seen it all, but sometimes I just have to go in new directions. Now that I have outstayed the typical trip by a few weeks, I’ve started to venture out to the less-visited and more random places (though I did save some of the truly touristy, and thus expensive, attractions for last – I wanted to make sure they were worth going to and that I could fit them into my budget). Anyway, here are some photos from early last week.
While on Hisingen, I also visited the Lindholmen Science Park, where various technology companies focus mainly on environmentally-friendly electric transport. They also collaborate with University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, which has its Lindholmen campus here across the river.
The next day I walked up to Skansen Kronan, a fort in the middle of the Haga district. It stands on one of the tallest hills in the city, built in the late 17th century as a military vantage point. There are still cannons lying on the grass around the fort.