Thursday, October 15, 2009

Diary of an adventure to Eastern Europe.. Part 9 VASA GALLEON MUSEUM Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm was built on 14 islands and another 24,000 just around the corner. Wherever you go you will always get a glimpse of water. One thing nice with this city is that the people here are friendly and they speak english unlike the other cities ( Copenhagen and Oslo ).... It is the only capital in the world with legally protected national park within the city borders. The modern shopping district keep you busy after sightseeing, while the relaxed atmosphere and stunningly clean streets only add to your holiday mood.

a view of the Old Town of Stockholm.

The most expensive hotel in Stockholm.... The Grand Hotel.

View of  Stockholm

our next stop...... THE VASA GALLEON MUSEUM -

The world's oldest restored warship, VASA ( pronounced WASA ), is on exhibit at its new museum on the island of Djurgarden. It capsized moments into her maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged 333 years later from the sea floor. This museum is one of the most popular sights in Scandinavia.

We entered 3 heavy lined doors in the museum... Our tour guide said they did this to keep the temperature ( 18 degrees F ) steady all the time and another observation I made was it was very dark inside... there were bulbs but the bulbs had to be 50 watts only. A lot of my group had a hard time trying to capture an image of the ship.

Some shots of the galleon..

These were some of the decorations salvaged from the galleon.

On to our next stop.... Skansen Open Air Museum.

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