The Fish Church

The Fish Church – or Feskekôrka –

Is one of the quirky sights you can visit in Gothenburg.

Fish church 2

It’s actually a fish market (built in 1874)

That resembles a Gothic Church.

Fish church 1

The reclining benches in front of the market

Are an excellent place

Dazzle copy

On which to rest

And drink in a summer sunset.

Fish church view

 

For more quirky sights, please visit: Our World.

95 responses

  1. Beautiful architecture! also calculated for the snow on the roof! very nice shape – Always with fine weather !!
    Have a nice week

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    September 1, 2014 at 14:12

  2. indrani

    That is unique.
    Nice lighting in this.

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    September 1, 2014 at 14:21

  3. Very Beautiful place!!

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    September 1, 2014 at 14:26

  4. miyahde

    Wow; How gorgeous the fish market (the architecture is like a chuch) is in Gothenburg ‘Sweden’♡♡♡ I loved the wonderful sy as well.
    Night Night from Japan ;where Rainy Dreary summer almost over… (I hope)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

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    September 1, 2014 at 14:26

    • miyahde

      So Sorry for my typo sy→sky(^^;) This year, we had a wet summer and some land slides.

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      September 1, 2014 at 14:29

  5. The fish market is really interesting, clever architecture. I love the last photo with the pattern of the cobblestones and the pattern of the ripples on the water.
    Have a lovely week
    Wren x

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    September 1, 2014 at 14:30

  6. Great light on the water.

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    September 1, 2014 at 15:13

  7. its got beautiful lines…love all the peaks and arches…and the square tiles at the top of the roof…
    and what a great location…its beautiful

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    September 1, 2014 at 15:19

  8. oh trop beau avec cette lumière au ciel et ce bleu dans la dernière

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    September 1, 2014 at 15:21

  9. It’s an amazing church! Certainly unique!

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    September 1, 2014 at 15:27

  10. JM

    Beautiful architecture and superb shots!

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    September 1, 2014 at 15:31

  11. Exquisite pictures, I really like this beautiful church. The light and the sky are wonderful!

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    September 1, 2014 at 15:34

    • Thanks – although this is actually a fish market… Amazing, isn’t it?

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 1, 2014 at 17:00

  12. Brilliant images of the Fish market.

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    September 1, 2014 at 15:40

  13. what a cool place. such great architecture. and what an amazing sky!

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    September 1, 2014 at 15:56

  14. Gorgeous shots …
    The sky is incredible … wow!

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    September 1, 2014 at 16:09

  15. That must have been one inspired architect with dreams of building a cathedral.

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    September 1, 2014 at 16:18

  16. how very unique!

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    September 1, 2014 at 16:20

  17. What an unusual building! I really like that last shot with the cobbled street and water!

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    September 1, 2014 at 17:10

  18. Without your keen eye and trusty camera I would never know about such a place. I wonder what motivated the architects in the 1800s to use a Gothic design for the Fish Market.

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    September 1, 2014 at 17:27

  19. I think you captured the grand architecture very beautifully!

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    September 1, 2014 at 17:30

  20. Interesting architecture. Lovely shots.

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    September 1, 2014 at 18:02

  21. pretty fancy fish market!

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    September 1, 2014 at 18:43

  22. What a beautiful, unique, fish market. Your photos are gorgeous.

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    September 1, 2014 at 18:44

  23. Fantastic series zooming out the church! Interesting conversion of the building… Excellent light work

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    September 1, 2014 at 19:01

    • Actually, the building wasn’t converted – it was built to be a fish market (but a market that looks like a Gothic church)!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      September 1, 2014 at 19:04

  24. I have never seen a more elegant nor spiritual fish market. Beautifully photographed as always Ladyfil.

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    September 1, 2014 at 19:14

  25. I was just wondering about the architecture when you mentioned it was Gothic. Lovely pictures, love the reflection of the rays on the water 🙂

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    September 1, 2014 at 19:32

  26. Now that is an interesting fish market!! What great captures for the day — as always!! I really love the last two shots!! Beautiful!! Have a great new week!!

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:07

  27. Al

    Awesome – I would not have guessed that was a fish market!

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:12

  28. What an interesting place, and as always, your skies are just gorgeous.

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:17

  29. A very special lightning! Gorgeous photos!

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:20

  30. What an interesting looking Church and a beautiful sequence of shots.

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:27

  31. Very interesting architecture and the sky photos are beautiful.

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:29

  32. Happy Labor Day… Hope you are having a great day. We finally got some rain here this weekend (which we needed)–but this week promises to be a hot one… I’m SO ready for Fall…

    Interesting architecture for sure…. You last photo is SUPER… Wow!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:38

  33. What a glorious spot – with skies to match. Thank you.

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:38

  34. Great architecture and lovely shots. 🙂

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:51

  35. Such majestic and beautiful photography for OWT ~ Quite the fish market!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    September 1, 2014 at 21:52

  36. Dear LadyFi, I so love the imagination of that architect and of those who hired him to create such an imaginative building that soars through the heavens as fish swim through the seas with great beauty. Peace.

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    September 1, 2014 at 22:26

  37. What a fantastic building!

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    September 1, 2014 at 22:49

  38. Nelson

    The sunset with the clouds is magnificient, nicely captured

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    September 2, 2014 at 00:30

  39. Pat

    What a unique place. Very beautifully photographed.

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    September 2, 2014 at 00:36

  40. What a great find!! I love this. I love those recliners. I could put them to use!

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    September 2, 2014 at 01:03

  41. What a wonderful place to sit, relax and take it all in…:)JP

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    September 2, 2014 at 01:06

  42. It is quite quirky but seems to fit in this setting, too! Beautiful photos!

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    September 2, 2014 at 02:50

  43. What a beautiful building!! I wonder what the inside looks like…

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    September 2, 2014 at 03:51

  44. such a wonderful church!
    and beautiful photographs!

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    September 2, 2014 at 05:31

  45. What a beautiful, striking building! I’m surprised there aren’t more people strolling about near it.

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    September 2, 2014 at 05:32

  46. Interesting shots of the church.

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    September 2, 2014 at 05:33

  47. this is why memes like this are important. we get to learn new things, find out spectacular architecture and get to know other’s culture.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    September 2, 2014 at 05:47

  48. Looks like a big upgrade over the ordinary fish market.

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    September 2, 2014 at 05:56

  49. I’m seeing the beginning of a beautiful an autumn light in your photos!

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    September 2, 2014 at 06:03

  50. Amazing architecture for a fish market! Lovely spot.

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    September 2, 2014 at 08:48

  51. That’s quite an unusual church, looks very nice !

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    September 2, 2014 at 09:27

  52. So beautiful! If only all buildings were made like this. 🙂

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    September 2, 2014 at 10:04

  53. love the Gothic lines here – such a beautiful building!

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    September 2, 2014 at 10:26

  54. I love the architecture, the lighting effect is also incredible.

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    September 2, 2014 at 10:41

  55. Oh what a shame that an awesome building like that is only used as fish market, hahaha! I guess now it has a better use than the fish.

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    September 2, 2014 at 11:45

  56. Rahul

    Gothenburg has some very great places to see, Lady Fi!

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    September 2, 2014 at 12:07

  57. Wow!

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    September 2, 2014 at 12:48

  58. Så vackra bilder, som alltid här hos dig!

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    September 2, 2014 at 13:19

  59. I suppose in many places there really wa no difference between fish and God – people build their worlds around both.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    September 2, 2014 at 13:58

  60. An unique fish market. Lovely shots.

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    September 2, 2014 at 14:39

  61. Wow what beautiful architecture – great photography, especially during sunset.

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    September 2, 2014 at 15:27

  62. Well I have to say Fiona this is the most unique fish market I’ve ever seen and so beautifully shown here.

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    September 2, 2014 at 16:03

  63. Where is Gothenburg? lovely scenic pics…

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    September 2, 2014 at 16:15

  64. What a spectacular sight…especially during sunset! Wow.

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    September 2, 2014 at 16:26

  65. Don

    A fine building to notice and shoot. It does look remarkably like a structure built as a church. Fine series.

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    September 2, 2014 at 17:19

  66. Anonymous

    What an interesting building..

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    September 2, 2014 at 17:20

  67. A fish market?! I would never have guessed had you not said so. You are right what a great place to relax and watch the sunset.

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    September 2, 2014 at 17:27

  68. A fish market?! I would never have guessed had you not said so. You are right what a great place to relax and watch the sunset.

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    September 2, 2014 at 17:27

  69. whatever it is…its a beautiful building in a very scenic spot.

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    September 2, 2014 at 18:16

  70. daryledelstein

    what an amazing structure …. and so beautifully photographed

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    September 2, 2014 at 18:42

  71. What a building – and as always: your shots are amazing! I love the way you catch the light.

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    September 2, 2014 at 18:43

  72. Very nice church and light, stunning architecture photos

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    September 2, 2014 at 19:26

  73. Beautiful light. And the fish market really does look more like a church than a market.

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    September 2, 2014 at 20:36

  74. Beautiful sky which make a perfect background for an amazing building!

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    September 2, 2014 at 21:20

  75. What a wonderful, quirky place

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    September 2, 2014 at 21:37

  76. Not: “quirky sights” to me!! It seems that they are made just for my soul!!… This image of the town, at sunset, it showed me a very distinctive atmosphere, even for a fish market with a resemblance of a gothic church like you said… and such an impressive light captured like always in your artworks!! Oh … more than fantastique… to say it so…..Outstanding!

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    September 2, 2014 at 21:39

  77. I love the humor of the architect, the designers, the owners, and everyone involved who decided the fish market should have a gothic church look. it does remind me of fins. Beautiful photos!

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    September 2, 2014 at 23:43

  78. lol, is it still there? Remember I visited the place once when I went to school ages ago. It´s beautiful.

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    September 3, 2014 at 00:03

  79. Some beautiful scenes you’ve captured. I like the fish market 😉

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    September 3, 2014 at 00:25

  80. Gorgeous….simply gorgeous!

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    September 3, 2014 at 00:33

  81. Lovely photos. I’m glad September is here.

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    September 3, 2014 at 03:50

  82. My goodness that is a beautiful place to visit. And the light…oh the light. Perfect timing on your part. Jen

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    September 3, 2014 at 04:09

  83. What a wonderful place! Thank you so much for sharing it. Just lovely.

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    September 3, 2014 at 12:28

  84. remarkable find – interesting architecture

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    September 3, 2014 at 19:50

  85. Beautiful pictures and beautiful texts there.
    I enjoyed it.

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    September 3, 2014 at 20:21

  86. That’s quite a fancy market! 🙂 Beautiful scenes. I really like the brick pavers.

    Lindy

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    September 4, 2014 at 04:01

  87. Gorgeous!

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    September 4, 2014 at 18:52

  88. What a cool place! And you capture it so stunningly – you always manage to find the most dramatic light of day.
    The building is amazing, but I love the pavers, too. Those are the kinds of details we often lack here in our younger country. So enchanting.

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    September 5, 2014 at 16:20

  89. jennypennifer

    Gothic motifs and breathtaking skies: miraculous. Thank you for the glimpse. xoxo

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    September 5, 2014 at 17:39

  90. I like quirky and it definitely is quirky to build a fish market that looks like a Church. But this post is so much more …. amazing skies and light (as always!) and the colors contrasting with the ‘church’ ….lovely.

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    September 6, 2014 at 18:24

  91. Pat

    Now that is something you don’t see everyday! Not only is the building beautiful, but the rest of the area also looks that way.
    Your photographs are nothing short of amazing.

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    September 7, 2014 at 22:24

  92. Love the architecture…The photos are superb, as usual.

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    September 8, 2014 at 07:18

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