|European bison at the Skansen|
|Mom and baby moose at the Skansen|
The Vasa Museum centers around a warship that sunk in 1628 and was refurbished starting in 1961. But I found all the other things in the museum of far more interest - the statues and reproductions of her hull and how she looked as she sailed out of Stockholm almost three hundred years ago.
|Vasa Museum wall painting|
|My husband Moises at the Vasa Museum|
|Me at the Vasa|
|Reproductions of the hull ornamentation circa 1628|
|Carousel at the Skansen|
More information can be found on the Skansen open air museum at:Explore the Skansen Open Air Museum
I found this youtube video which I think is especially good about both the Vasa and Skansen Museums.
But our favorite part of that day was the view we had while up on the hill in Skansen, looking out over the water. We were hot and tired and had just bought two bottles of water and dreamed of the wonderful lunch we would have later at a Hotel in Gamla Stan (the old part of the city.) I had the traditional smorgasbord, makes my mouth water just thinking of it.
We ate lunch at the Grand Hotel, with fabulous service and amazing surroundings. For additional information on Swedish smorgasbord, check out:
Swedish classic: the smorgasbord
information on the Grand Hotel:
Grand Hotel Stockholm
|View from the Skansen|