Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Darling Harbour, Viking vessel, Jorgen Jorgensen

The Jorgen Jorgensen was moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour for a recent Vikings exhibition. It was built and launched in Perth, Australia in 1987 as a reconstruction of the 9th century Gokstad Viking ship. The ship was named after the Danish adventurer Jorgen Jorgenson (1780-1841) who was transported as a convict to Tasmania and led a colourful life in colonial Australia in the early 1800s.

14 comments:

  1. What a cool ship! Thanks for the blog visit and comment.

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  2. I have been thinking a bit about the Vikings recently and would loved to have seen the exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. What a perfect setting!

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    1. They have some really great exhibitions there.

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  3. Beautiful ship. Wonderful shot and composition too.
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  4. I can just about hear the Vikings clanging around that deck Jim.

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  5. Wow, really cool!

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  6. I like the composition of this photo. Love it! Thanks in joining Water World Wednesday!

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  7. Great post. I hope to get out your way sometime in the near future and see these things for myself!

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  8. I am watching a series on TV called Vikings. I love that period of history. I would have loved to have seen this boat in person. Coming over to visit you from Friday My Town Shoot Out.

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    1. I've been watching Vikings too and really enjoying it.

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