Tuesday, 17 March 2009
This photo was taken in Gothenburg, Sweden in July 2007.
The ship museum in Gothenburg is one of the most practically educational museums I've ever been to. I was in town for a pragmatics conference and we had a free afternoon so I went, by myself, on a miserable, rainy, stormy day. Not the day you'd necessarily choose for clambering around on boats (mostly outside) but I'm so glad it turned out that way - it gave me a whole new level of respect for the naval forces, and made me eternally thankful that I can spend my days cozy and warm indoors if it's raining. With the rain and wind lashing across the decks, it gave an impression of what it must be like to be at sea where there's no escape from the elements.
I would recommend this place to anyone - choose the worst possible weather for the most mind-blowing experience. Plus, you get to go inside a submarine!