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Old Aug 17, 2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default Stockholm, Sweden - Part 1

Next port of call -> Stockholm, Sweden. Since the ship didn't dock directly in Stockholm ... we were about 60km (40 miles) from the town itself. We took a last minute tour and were bused around the city (remember to ask me about the American Embassy there). My main reason to really go there was to stop at the Vasa museum.

Ok, lets start with some "city" shots ...

Find the "funny" perk in this shot (taken on the bus tour) ... hint ... bad translation?




Lost in Mexico ... or Mexico lost in Sweden ?




Now, the outside of the Vasa Museum ... notice the interesting design...




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and what you can find inside :



Impressive ... isn't it ??? You can get more info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_%28ship%29

A couple more to come in the next few days ... Enjoy!
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....the story of the ship is interesting and your photos of it are very good. Your trip is awesome, I've enjoyed sailing along it.
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These are great. I envy you - I've always wanted to see the Vasa.

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PS: It is good to have an Emergency Cock.
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LOL. So that is what one looks like!
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I need to see the Vasa also. I wandered around Nelsons Victory and the Mary Rose, anouther ship that went down first time out. With Henry VIII watching his ship go down. Seen a couple of viking ships but not the Vasa yet.

More excellent shots that have my travel juices flowing again. Harj will enjoy your street stuff..

The first shot reminded me of the old Liverpool saying: "He's as happy as a dog with two dicks" "Emergency Huh!!!"
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I'm getting itchy feet just looking at the pics ! First thoughts about the ship was who the heck did they get that inside what looks like a tight confined space???!!!
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I'm getting itchy feet just looking at the pics ! First thoughts about the ship was who the heck did they get that inside what looks like a tight confined space???!!!
If you're talking about getting people into the ship, ocean-going ships were small back then. The Pinta, one of the 3 Columbus sailed across the Atlantic, was only 20 meters long. The ocean-going Viking ships were the same. Hell, the Susan Constant that brought the settlers to Jamestown, Virginia was 17 meters. When I saw the replica in jamestown my thought was, "They crossed the north Atlantic in THAT? They were crazy."

The Vasa, at 69 meters, was positively luxurious.

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More Vasa shots coming this evening (I hope ...)
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