View to the Vasa Museum, Stockholm
The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgĺrden, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. Together with other museums such as Stockholm Maritime Museum, the museum belongs to the Swedish National Maritime Museums (SNMM).
History of Museum
From the end of 1961 to 1988, Vasa was housed in a temporary structure called Wasavarvet ("The Vasa Shipyard") where she was treated with polyethylene glycol. Visitors could only view the ship from two levels and the maximum distance was only 5 m (17 ft). In 1981, the Swedish government decided that a permanent Vasa museum was to be constructed and an architects' competition for the design of the museum building was organized. A total of 384 architects sent in models of their ideas for the most suitable building to house the Vasa and the final winners were Marianne Dahlbäck and Göran Mĺnsson with Ask ("box"). The construction of the new building began on and around the dry dock of the old naval yard with an inauguration ceremony hosted by Prince Bertil on 2 November 1987. Vasa was towed into the flooded dry dock under the new building in December 1988 and during the summer of 1989, when visitors were allowed onto the construction site, 228 000 people visited the half-finished museum. The museum was officially opened on 15 June 1990. So far Vasa has been seen by over 25 million people. In 2008 the museum had a total of 1,143,404 visitors.
The main hall contains the ship itself and various exhibits related to the archaeological findings of the ships and early 17th century Sweden. Vasa has been fitted with the lower sections of all three masts, a new bowsprit, winter rigging, and has had certain parts that were missing or heavily damaged replaced. The replacement parts have not been treated or painted and are therefore clearly visible against the original material that has been darkened after three centuries under water.
The new museum is dominated by a large copper roof with stylized masts that represent the actual height of Vasa when she was fully rigged. Parts of the building are covered in wooden panels painted in dark red, blue, tar black, ochre yellow and dark green. The interior is similarly decorated, with large sections of bare, unpainted concrete, including the entire ceiling. Inside the museum the ship can be seen from six levels, from her keel to the very top of the stern castle. Around the ship are numerous exhibits and models portraying the construction, sinking, location and recovery of the ship. There are also exhibits that expand on the history of Sweden in the 17th century, providing background information for why the ship was built. A movie theatre shows a film in alternating languages on the recovery of the Vasa.
The museum is in the process of publishing an 8-volume archaeological report to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the salvage. Vasa I: The Archaeology of a Swedish Warship of 1628 was published at the end of 2006. Subsequent volumes will be published annually.
The museum also features four other museum ships moored in the harour outside: the ice breaker Sankt Erik (launched 1915), the lightvessel Finngrundet (1903), the torpedo boat Spica (1966) and the rescue boat Bernhard Ingelsson (1944). (Source: wikipedia & vasamuseum)
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joso (2417) 2012-05-15 2:49
vivid colours, well framed, and an excellent, informativ note
not realy sharp, but I don't care
tökéletes, élethű színek,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-15 3:24
The museum is very aesthetic and evocative. The framing is nice. The light and colors are excellent, good sharpness and depth also
Have a nice day
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-15 3:25
A nice view to the museum with beautiful colors of the ships. The details have been captured well. Nice natural framing by the plants in the foreground. The buildings behind the museum can be clearly seen. A nice composition with very informative text.
besnard (56126) 2012-05-15 3:50
Un endroit priviligié pour ce musée maritime. Les couleurs sont excellentes, une bonne netteté et une profondeur d'image intéressante.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Sergiom (77443) 2012-05-15 4:53
J'aime beaucoup l'utilisation de la végétation au premier plan qui donne de la profondeur ŕ l'image. Le cadrage est excellent quoique les mats qui se dressent dans le ciel me laissent curieux d'en voir plus.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-15 5:13
a well chosen fg to this colourful composition. Green on blue always works well and with a splash of red then it is always an attention grabber. This museum looks fascinating and is in such beautiful surroundings. Excellent shot and presentation.
Regards - Brian.
ChrisJ (112373) 2012-05-15 5:38
The burgundy red wall at right & the red tug boat at left in the bg contrast well against the blue sky & water. Reasonable sharpness & excellent colour saturation. The fg green vegetation frames the scene nicely and adds depth & layering. Tfs!
JFS (32459) 2012-05-15 7:30
tHIS MUSEUM IS NEW TO ME. NICE POV WITH LOTS OF DETAILS. THE MUSEUM IS VERY INTEGRATED TO THE ENVIRONNEMENT.
mohammad_H (9904) 2012-05-15 8:00
چشم انداز زیبا و دلنشین از موزه واسا
شاخه های درخت در پیش زمینه و اسمان ابی در پس زمینه تعادل خوبی را به عکس داده
وضوح خوب با مدیریت در نور
کار بسیار خوب
Beautiful and pleasant outlook from the Vasa Museum
Tree branches in the foreground and blue sky background image data to a good balance
Good clarity with light
Very good work
Graal (102622) 2012-05-15 10:12
another interesting place and view. It's like fine post card. I like the colours, contrast and sharpness. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (41401) 2012-05-15 10:57
György Hello, very nice photo of this interesting view of the museum and the city, good clarity, depth and nice color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
holmertz (51236) 2012-05-15 11:59
You found a good POV for this picture with a very nice bottom frame of bushes and a good background of Strandvägen. In between there is some activity on the water. You had another day of marvellous weather which helped you to get such very good colours.
vasilpro (41271) 2012-05-15 12:00
Wonderful composition, excellent POV and DOF, beautiful view to the city, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TFS!
bukitgolfb301 (41070) 2012-05-15 16:56
Hello my dear George
Wonderful frameworked shot!
I see, this is a maritime museum, we do not have such museum in Japan. So deep and clear focusing should be highly appreciated. Nice vivid color torn you captured.
Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Sonata11 (33763) 2012-05-15 20:47
beautiful composition of the striking beautiful view and its architecture made with photographic skills. Awesome colorist, very good sharpness, clarity, good point of view and depth. I really like it. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing. Awesome shot!!!!
dkmurphys (57514) 2012-05-16 1:14
Fine postcard from that beautiful part of Stockholm. Nice colors, well seen!
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-15 2:27