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Växjö is a city in Kronobergs län, Småland in southern Sweden. It is the seat of Kronobergs län and has a population of around 60 000. The municipality has a population of around 80 000. A few years ago BBC named Växjö the greenest city in Europe because of its low emission of carbion dioxide.

In this first post you will follow a walk that I did today

Strandbjörket







Smålands museum




The Växjö lake



Vattentorget



Utvandrarnas hus



Another view of Vattentorget




Växjö cathedral behind the trees




Now moving to Stortorget




Stortorget





Now going to Storgatan








Oxtorget



That's it for now :)

Hope you like it :)
 

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Thank you very much for the pictures! The town looks like many towns in Latvia/Lithuania, but without a smack of some outstanding architecture. Is there a specific reason why it is "green"? :)
 

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Thank you for posting this, but where do all these 60 000 people live?
In the sixties they torn down almost every old building with apartments and replace them with ugly office-building and malls...the same happened to almost all swedish cities during that period.

The people lives in a sprawl around the citycenter, in apartment blocks or in private houses. The city-center is therfore very small for a city with 80.000 inhabitants. Växjö is mostly a sprawl with low urbanity.

After 18.00 the center is almost dead and desolut and the politicians in Växjö desperately try to reverse this with new developments. The problem is that its to expensive to build in Sweden so ordinary people can`t afford to buy new apartments and the builders hesitate for that reason to build.
 

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In the sixties they torn down almost every old building with apartments and replace them with ugly office-building and malls...the same happened to almost all swedish cities during that period.
Selective angles in this thread or not, aside from those necessary boxes quite much of Växjö's historical character seems to be still left. Over here that 60's-70's renewal mania turned countless cute little town centers into boxy asphalt fields even more brutally than in Sweden, I'd say.

Refreshing thread anyways! IMHO self-made photo threads of less presented places are very welcome. :)
 

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Nice, rare! I can see some old buildings are left, and the church is nice. Do you have more pictures of the church? 2 days ago there was a tv show broadcasted in Sweden called "När Domus kom till stan" about how many areas that were torn down to make way for the large department stores in many swedish cities.
 

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Nice, rare! I can see some old buildings are left, and the church is nice. Do you have more pictures of the church? 2 days ago there was a tv show broadcasted in Sweden called "När Domus kom till stan" about how many areas that were torn down to make way for the large department stores in many swedish cities.
Thanks for your comment.

I don't have any more pictures of the church since my computer crashed a few months ago, but I can take a picture of it soon :)

Btw, I forgot to post the pictures I took of the castle ruin. I'll post them tomorrow.
 
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