"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Revisiting the Vasa Museum in Stockholm

Me  at the Vasa in Stockholm
The Vasa Museum was one of our highlights in Stockholm. Stockholm is a picturesque place but is not really that chock full of things to do for tourists, not when you compare to places like Rome and Paris. The interesting history of the Vasa warship can be found on wikipedia. We spent the better part of a morning there and had a great time. The food in the cafeteria is especially memorable, not too expensive and very good quality. Basically it was a warship that sunk on its maiden voyage but the museum is top-notch though small. I was surprised how the ship basically takes up about 90% of the museum. 

Moises with his Swedish cousins (just a joke)

Recreations of the warship's decorations

It was very dark inside so kind of hard to take good photos. You can see how crowded the museum is all day. People came and went the entire two hours we were there.