I traveled to a town on the southeast coast of Sweden, named Karlskrona. Krona means crown; the name of the town is Karl’s crown.
Karlskrona has always been an important naval base since it was founded by King Karl XI in the year 1680. The marine museum at the harbor is quite an attraction.
Façade of the museum.
These are the hats of navies from different countries.
The one to the right on the first row is from China; the one under is from Japan. If enlarge the pictures, you might find the one from your country~
This is one of the real figureheads of ships displayed in the museum. They fought together with the ships through thunders and storms and witnessed great explorations and communications of the Swedes. This one is named Saga, who is a goddess associated with a treasure land in the ancient Norse Myth.
The center is really beautiful. I like the architectures a lot. Some of them have been standing there for hundred of years.
I wish I have been there during the summer. Water is so crystal clear. The city encompasses quite many islands that connected to one another with ferry lines iterating between them many times a day. There’s even a ferry to the other side of the Baltic sea, Poland.
It would have been so much fun to sail on the sea….