Today my History of Sweden class had our field study to the Vasa Museum. This was one of the places in Stockholm I was most excited to visit, primarily for the history lesson but also just to see this massive ship. The Vasa ship was commissioned in the 1620s by King Gustav II Adolf (Gustavus Adolphus), and it was supposed to be a symbol of naval power in the Baltic for Sweden. However, it sank in the harbor on its first voyage in 1628. Now, it serves as the focal point for this museum, and it is one of the most impressive and most challenging preservation projects of the modern day. Here’s some pictures I took of my favorite parts of the museum:

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