Haga quarters, Göteborg
The Haga district was established by Queen Kristina in the mid 16th century as Goteborg's first suburb. It soon became a sort of worker's area as it was mainly harbour workers who lived there.
As the city centre has grown a lot in the 20th century, the Haga district changed its appearance. Nowadays it is a charming area with old buildings, cobbled streets, many cafes and little shops.
Favorite thing: As I grew up just one block from this old lump of stone, I hold it dear. It was built in the 17th century as part of the city defense system and is a battlement tower on top of a hill. When I was little, it housed a Military Museum and as it is was also said to house some ghosts, we were terrified when we visited the inside. Mostly, we messed around on the hill outside instead, sliding down it in the snow, falling down from home made tree swings and much more. This is also a legendary place for New Year's fireworks, both to see them and to light them yourself.
go out of the old city centre, to the west! There you'll find Haga, the first suburb (now with 19th century houses), Järntorget, the Iron square where our National Film Festival has its centre, Linnégatan with all the restaurants, cafés and nice people and then Majorna, the best of the city districts.
Fondest memory: the trams, the sea and the streets that are sunny or rainy but always welcoming.
Visit Haga! It is a small part of the town center, a 10 minute walk from the Avenue. Very picturesque, with lovely small shops and nice cafés some serve the biggest cinnamon buns you have ever seen.
Fondest memory: A summer night, a friend of mine and I sat by a small pond on the university area. The moon was so big and an almost trollsk fog was spread over the pond. It was the most magic moment I have experienced so far.
It's amazing so little can mean so much.