Wednesday, May 9, 2012
You may wonder what is Vasa. It is a huge ship with a tiny life. Its a large Swedish ship, made of wood that sailed about 2km before sinking just outside the Stockholm harbor. And one of the main attractions of Stockholm, exhibited inside the Vasa Museum (the museum built especially for it). It was one of the largest and heaviest ships of its time, and the heaviness coupled with insufficient ballast caused its premature failure.
The ship itself is impressive. Huge, made of wood with a plenty of beautiful sculptures. The museum created around it allows you to see it from different angles and positions. I would complain about the almost total darkness inside, which made the shooting a very tough job. They should have placed some powerful reflectors on the sides to give us, poor photographers, a chance.
We strongly recommend you not to miss Vasa Museum if you visit Stockholm.