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Sweden: Vasa Museum

Sweden, September 2010

The next day we crossed the borderline between Norway and Sweden. We got off the coach because we need to pass through some security checks and registration. While waiting the process, we exchanged our remaining Norwegian Krone into Swedish Krona. You can also redeem your tax refund there. I had fun taking pictures on the white line which is the border of those two countries.
I asked Dad to stand on one side and my Mom on the other side of the line and telling them that they're now officially having a cross-country relationship :p
And our first stop in Sweden was at Quality Outlet in Stockholm to shop our heart out.

left foot in Norway and right foot in Sweden :D

Stockholm Quality Outlet
After a good night's sleep, in the morning we visited Stockholm City Hall, very famous building in Sweden which hosts the annual Nobel Banquet. There are 2 important rooms which are Blue Hall, the largest banquet room and Golden Hall, the wall are covered with more than 18 million glass and gold mosaic pieces.


City Hall garden



Stockholm City Hall

the Golden Hall interior

After that we went to Vasa Museum to see the 69 m wreck of Vasa ship which sank in 1628. And only after 300 years later it was successfully salvaged and restored. The exhibition hall is huge and has a creepy aura somewhere. I don't know, maybe it's just me being oversensitive. But I love all the details on the ship, very artistic sculptures.

Vasa Museum


Vasa ship miniature

artistic details


6 storey museum



gloomy weather in Stockholm

the police

the guards in Royal Palace

Stockholm
We ended the city tour in the afternoon and boarded to Silja Line ferry for an overnight cruise to Helsinki, Finland.Spending the rest of the night wandering around the ferry, do some shopping, tried out some restaurants and enjoying sunset from the deck.

beautiful sunset



good bye Stockholm

Bon voyage !

3 comments:

  1. As always, I love these pictures! And I'm a little jealous that you get to travel and see all of these things first hand. What an amazing experience!! :) Thanks for sharing!

    All The Love In The Universe
    Digger

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  2. One day I'll be there :) nice and beautiful place

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    1. It's indeed a very beautiful place :)

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