I have Never Met a Viking Ship I didn't Like!
Okay, so maybe I only met one. This one was the Royal Warship Vasa. How could I possibly like a warship that's purpose was to kill? Well, the Vasa capsized on her maiden voyage in August 1628 and never once fired her guns on the enemy. It went straight to the bottom of Stockholm Harbor having traveled less than one nautical mile. In 1961 the Vasa was raised from the harbor floor and given her very own museum (Vasa Museum). The following pictures were taken at the museum. Please keep in mind that we were not allowed to use flash photography, so these photos have been lightened on the computer.