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Vasamuseet (10), salvaging the Vasa

Vasamuseet (10), salvaging the 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.

In 1956 a marine archeologist's persistent search led to the discovery of the Vasa. The salvage operation was complex, and the conservation of the vessel took 17 years. The museum opened in 1990 and is claimed to be not only the most popular museum in Stockholm but in all of Scandinavia.

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J S Quesada11-Sep-2012 23:10
Great picture of this reconstructed scene. Fantastic reflections. V
pkocinski11-Sep-2012 12:02
It is rare to salvage and restore such a ship. It's no wonder this is so popular. It must have been quite a sight to see when it came out of the water. Nice shot here.
burtmann10-Sep-2012 15:21
Magical light on these models Helen. Thank you for the interesting narrative. v
Stephanie10-Sep-2012 12:57
Gorgeous lighting! V
Colin Storey10-Sep-2012 10:12
Fantastic image of this superb model of the salvage operation. v
ac10-Sep-2012 09:04
Interesting photo. Well done.
fotabug09-Sep-2012 23:58
Really fine light
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography09-Sep-2012 23:11
Excellent capture, great light and mood, Vote.
Karen Stuebing09-Sep-2012 22:17
Your image certainly shows why this is so popular. Stunning image with the detail on the ships, the warm tones and the reflections. V.