Today we went to the Vasa museum. The Vasa was a war ship that King Gustavus Adolphus commissioned. It set sail from Stockholm for it’s maiden voyage in 1628 and promptly sank. Very promptly. I think it made it 1500 meters before the wind capsized the ship because it was too top heavy and didn’t have enough ballast. It lay at the bottom of the harbor for three hundred years before they re-found the wreck and raised it to the surface (intact) in 1961. They then salvaged everything, restored the ship, and built a museum around it.
All of this sounds pretty neat. But none of it really can possibly describe how amazing this thing is. Seriously. You walk in the door and are just struck dumb. Photos can’t really do it justice, but I’ll try. You just have to go see it for yourself.