Saturday, July 01, 2006

Trophys

Apologies for lack of posts the past two days. As said before I am on vacation and I currently don´t have a smooth access to the internet. Anyway, here is todays post!

Outside the armymuseum in Stockholm lies several canons that were taken from Swedens enemies during battles in the 17th century. Sweden has´nt been involved in any wars since the napoleonic wars in the early 19th century. But 200 years prior that and during a whole century Sweden were constantly at war. Russia, Denmark-Norway and Poland with some territories today belonging to Germany being our main enemies.
Our borders were far greater than today and a herritage from those days can be seen at the armymuseum. The different canons on this picture have been captured from danish and polish ships. Canons were so valuable that salvaging far beneath the surface was common using divingclocks.

The armymuseum is located at Östermalm near Nybroplan and has free admission like many other museums.

4 Comments:

At 7:35 AM, Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Nice photo and very informative line. Greetings from Stavanger.

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Jazzy said...

Great shot and a nice story.

 
At 4:06 AM, Blogger Kala said...

thats quite a collection and amazing history - I did not know Sweden has not been in a war for that long - I wish I could say that about the U.S.

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger Kathrine said...

Hey - we want them back ;-)

Nice to see more shots from Stockholm - I like the newest edition, too. The message of children and hiv cannot be said to often!

/Kathrine

 

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