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Götaplatsen and Kungsportsavenyn, Göteborg in Saturday evening light. The statue of the Greek god Poseidon by Carl Milles has been a landmark and symbol of Göteborg since 1931. He stands there, no shame, naked with his fish at the end of Kungsportsavenyn. The avenue stretches down to the place that was the Kings Gate when the city was a fortress.

Poseidon, where he stands in his little pond and splashes water, is surrounded by culture. Art museums, concert halls, theatre’s, night clubs and the city library. The statue is one of the few landmarks that has no nickname from the humoristic residents of Göteborg.

A true God after ninety years of skinny dipping, ha de Gött!

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