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Vasamuseet (7), reconstructed sculptures from Vasa
30-AUG-2012

Vasamuseet (7), reconstructed sculptures from Vasa

This museum is actually an intact royal warship, the Vasa, which capsized in Stockholm harbor on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged in the 1950s, with other exhibits about life on the ship and the salvage and restoration processes. The ship was preserved for more than 300 years on the seabed, close to the site of the museum, by the brackish water of the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren. It was one of my favorite attractions in Stockholm.

More than 200 carved ornaments and 500 sculptures decorate the Vasa. The actual sculpture of reconstructed figure on the left (with the dog) can be seen on the bridge of the ship in the previous picture.

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Stephanie10-Sep-2012 12:55
Such colorful carvings! Love 'em! V
Colin Storey09-Sep-2012 19:04
Fantastic details, light and shadows. v