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Vasamuseet (8), royal warship Vasa

Vasamuseet (8), royal warship 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. This fairly large model portrays what the Vasa is believed to have looked like on its maiden voyage, when it sank.

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joseantonio12-Sep-2012 05:09
You captured all the details beautifully....v.
Stephanie10-Sep-2012 12:56
Is this a full-sized ship or a model? It is magnificent! BV
pkocinski10-Sep-2012 12:44
Wow it must have been a sight to see out in the water.
Tom LeRoy10-Sep-2012 09:31
Beautiful craftsmanship, excellent shot set against the dark background. V
Alain Boussac10-Sep-2012 08:51
A true splendor of the seas, and your image is excellent, Helen. V.
Sandy Rich09-Sep-2012 20:31
Beautiful detail and colors. Great image. V.
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)09-Sep-2012 19:18
Helen, thank for bringing us Stockholm. This is amazing shot. The color and sharpness if fantastic. Very well done. V.
Jim Coffman09-Sep-2012 19:13
This is fantastic,Helen...