Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Vasa Museum (Stockholm)

I had no idea that the Vasa Museum existed until we were in Stockholm.  I am extremely glad TL did some research and decided we should go.  It's one of my most favorite museums I have ever been to.

Here's the basics, but do more research before you visit... The Vasa sailed off from Stockholm after being hand made by many in 1628.  20 minutes after it began its voyage, it sank.  Because the water is so cold, the ship was preserved and some 300 years later, scientists worked together to pull it above water and preserve it.  It's amazing that something so old is still in such great condition! 
In front of the smaller detailed model they made.

I definitely recommend visiting the Vasa Museum if you go to Stockholm!!

12 comments:

Simone said...

I am loving following your European trip, so many cool & interesting places!!

This museum sounds amazing, I can't believe what great condition that ship is in, wow!!

Hope you & TL are good Xx

Lauren said...

Wow! That looks like it would be such a fun place to visit! Those anchors are huge!

Lauren
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pretty little things said...

awesome pictures -- looks like you had a great time! xo

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Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I had to do a double take of that anchor pic - those things are huge!

Caroline said...

Incredible! Wow!

Olivia Souders said...

Wow, that boat is really cool! I had no idea it existed! Sounds like a really fun part of your trip!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

How cool!! What a fun museum!

Brooke said...

Looks like a beautiful trip! How fun! I like the Little Mermaid statute, is so cute!


=)


Brooke

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow this museum is so cool! adding it to my bucket list

Kristin said...

these pictures are AMAZING

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh wow! I love how it looks like it didn't endure much damage over the years! So cool!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Oh, I'd love to visit this place. Looks like so much fun. :)