Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Vasa Museum

Wow. Today was awesome. It was warmer and sunnier, I was well rested, and the opening event of the day was fantastic. Back in 1628, the Swedes built the most heavily armed war ship in the world, which promptly sank 20 minutes into its maiden voyage when a light breeze blew it over. It dropped into the harbor and covered itself in clay and mud, where it sat, forgotten, for 333 years. It was finally rediscovered, preserved, and in 1990 was put into one fantastic museum. The Vasa Museum is really cool. I belive this is the best preserved old ship in the world.

We next headed to the Nordic Museum to get a taste of Swedish life, and then to get a taste of Swedish food was the grande finale – the Smorgasbord at the Grand Veranda.

1 comment:

Lincoln Minor said...

I saw the Vasa about 5 years while on a 19-day Baltic cruise. I think I remember that the king ordered that cannons be added to the top deck; the engineers told him that would be a really dumb thing to do; he basically said, "Do it or die;" they did it; and you know how it ended.