I’m still not really feeling well so I’ve decided to stay out of the office for this week. It’s ok for my colleague and I *am* working from home even though I’m feeling like I should spend most of my time in bed and not in conference calls *sigh* The cough is getting a bit better, I think, but the heavy coughs make me slightly dizzy so it’s a good thing that I’m staying home where I can sit or lay down. Plus it’s no fun to talk (or for other people to talk to me) while this cough is bothering me so much.
I don’t know when I’ll be up to sorting through my Stockholm photos and I don’t think there will be such a long vacation post anyway, because I posted daily while I was in Stockholm ;-) But I know I’ll definitely will be writing an extra post about the Vasa Museum, because it’s one of my all time favourite museums. It’s so unique. And just impressive. You don’t know about the Vasa? Here is a short incentive for the yet to be written post. (And unlike other posts which I say I will write and never follow through I promise that this post will be written this week!).
The Vasa is a ship that sunk on it’s maiden voyage in 1628 in the harbour of Stockholm. She was salvaged 333 years later, with a mostly intact hull and masts and all the stuff on board. The whole story of the ship and it’s recovery and preservation is interesting on its own even without the proof. But there is a whole museum dedicated to it, with various exhibitions about the “Life on Board”, “Sailing the Vasa”, “Preservation” and much more. Well and of course the galleries around … the Vasa herself. Have a look. And yes, that’s an ordinary male grown up visitor in the right bottom corner of the picture ;-)