Friday, June 6, 2014

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is located at the point where Lake Malar and the Baltic Sea meet. Nearly 1.5 million people live in the greater Stockholm area.

Stockholm is built on 14 small islands. Driving through the city, one sees open bays and narrow channels.

Stockholm residents use bicycles, personal autos, Segways, buses, and other means of public transportation to move about the city.

Travelers visited the Vasa Museum, where they saw the Swedish warship, "Vasa." The museum is built around the restored 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628.  Its salvage in 1961, with more than 12,000 objects on board, is one of Sweden's most important events in marine archaeology.