Sweden_1041 - Vasa

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    I will be uploading approx. 10 times with pictures of this fantastic ship. This was my highlight of Sweden. When you walk in and see the size it is a real wow factor.

    Vasa was a Swedish warship that was built from 1626 to 1628. The ship foundered and sank after sailing less than a nautical mile (2 km) into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. Vasa fell into obscurity after most of her valuable bronze cannons were salvaged in the 17th century. She was located again in the late 1950s, in a busy shipping lane just outside the Stockholm harbour. She was salvaged with a largely intact hull on 24 April 1961. She was housed in a temporary museum called "The Wasa Shipyard" until 1987, and was then moved to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.

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    1. claudio.marcio2 55 months ago | reply

      Simply fantastic...great shot, well done...congrats my friend Dennis!

    2. michael.gardner15 [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      Stunning! The ship is in remarkable condition... thanks for this (looking forward to the other nine!)

    3. T i s d a l e 55 months ago | reply

      Sensational! Would love to see this myself. Am anticipating your additional shots. Excellent View Dennis.

    4. JeremyRambles 55 months ago | reply

      I have seen this many times - spectacular shot here!

    5. ●¤ Ãł-ŵĥѐβ! ¤● 55 months ago | reply

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    6. flipkeat 55 months ago | reply

      very interesting to read about Dennis..great shot too very unique!!
      Have a great day.

    7. RajRem 55 months ago | reply

      Brilliant work Dennis.

    8. kweaver2 55 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot Dennis!

    9. katka.szabo 55 months ago | reply

      Great shot my friend... :<)

    10. Sweet witch 55 months ago | reply

      I well understand your feeling about this very impressive ship!!! Is it in a museum? Great details you captured!!! Big hugs! Anna

    11. Chris Gidney1 55 months ago | reply

      Awesome Dennis. They sure don't make them like that anymore.

    12. candleshoe 55 months ago | reply

      Whoa... an awesome sight. Fascinating history, thanks for sharing!
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    13. - Carsten - 55 months ago | reply

      I assembled a plastic model kit when I was a child. Well Itried to. I would love to visit this ship. Must be fantastic. It would be a highlight for me as well.

    14. DyMi 55 months ago | reply

      great details!!! nice info too :)

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    15. clyde_sostand 55 months ago | reply

      You have some nice work here well done.

    16. hydeyy2009 55 months ago | reply

      Wonderful!
      Very nice capture!
      Dennis

    17. Sonia's Images 55 months ago | reply

      And what casued it to sink after just a mile, I wonder. All that work to be be lost so quickly. The carvings were amazing! The whole ship is indeed impressive!!

    18. Per Ola Wiberg ~ powi 55 months ago | reply

      Fantastic pictures!
      18th of september...I was walking here on Djurgården (animal garden) and the Wasa Museum five days later !

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