..is too short time to explore even a fraction of the wealth of science and art that is available in this old city of three crowns.
Our second major visit for this day was the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. Dr. Fred Hocker, Director of Research spent a fantastic three hours with us presenting the ship including a tour of the research magazines which are not available for public. A large part of the material stored there is not even cataloged yet (artifacts including wood, fabrics, human remains, brandy and metal). Finally before dinner we had a tour of the Old town and got a quick lesson of Stockholm’s and Sweden’s history past and present.
The overview of Stockholm would not be complete if one could not visit Skansen open-air museum which is the oldest of its type in the world, here we could see the Swedish folk culture at its best/ We could also get familiar with many old crafts like how to prepare linen from harvesting the plant to preparing the fiber and spinning the yarn.
Our last day in Stockholm contained two highlights: