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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.

Warship Vasa, Stockholm

Always with gratitude and love,

VB ❤

Photo credits: Per Björkdahl.

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February 22, 2016

Articture

Thank you so much Eric for your comment. May be next time we'll have an opportunity to explore History museum too)))

February 21, 2016

Theblackrhino

Yes, it is wonderful specimen from that time. I have had the honor of being at that museum in 2013. I just wish I could have walked on it. The architecture of the museum is also shaped like a giant ship and it was built in a part of Stockholm that actually built large ships. You can still see the giant irons outside. Across from it is another large Swedish History museum.

February 16, 2016

Articture

Cool post, interesting place! I take note.
So great to hear that! I'm happy to share impressions)

February 16, 2016

Articture

Many thanks Vera!
Great blog :-)
It's an honor to present your wonderful shot!

February 16, 2016

Perstock

Many thanks Vera!
Great blog :-)

February 16, 2016

Paparazzofamily

Cool post, interesting place! I take note.

February 14, 2016

Articture

Excellent post!
Im happy you liked it Joan! Thank you so much!

February 14, 2016

Physi28

Excellent post!

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