Opening Sweden - Vasa museum
Hello, dear friends!
Today I would like to tell you about one of the most impressive museums I've ever seen. This post is about Vasa museum.
Vasa is the only ship of the 17th century which has been preserved till this day. The museum is amazing and it's definitely worth visiting. It presents amazing exhibits and artistic models, educational films and informative media stands. We were absolutely ecstatic!)
The huge ship, which once had to be one of the leading Swedish military ships of the Navy, but has not lived up to expectations... The paradox is that this powerful giant ship was overturned by the wind without having an opportunity to enter the harbor. Vasa sank to the bottom, becoming grave for at least 30, and perhaps 50 of the 150 crew members.
Only after 333 years we have an opportunity to see it again thanks to an independent researcher of shipwrecks Anders Franzen who realized that ship worm devours wooden debris only in salt water and is not very common in low saline waters of the Baltic.
In 1956, he found the ship. Today separate exposition of the Museum is devoted to it and we can immerse into the history of the vessel. It's absolutely incredible to see the real ship from that times today!
I had no opportunity to photograph that day when we visited museum, but I'm happy to share photo of a very talented photographer Per Björkdahl who made this marvelous shot of Vasa ship.
Always with gratitude and love,