These photos were taken during the CIRED 2013 conference in Stockholm, 10-13 June, 2013.
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Meeting Math Bollen (in middle) in downtown Stockholm for dinner. Mark McGranaghan with back to camera
Smarter Gridsolutions booth. Peter Richard and Andrew Keane (UC-Dublin) on the right
Our good friends Bob Currie and Graham Ault of Smarter Grid Solutions.
One of our posters
View in Kista from our hotel toward the Scandic Tower where CIRED 2013 was held
Main course at the conference banquet. Veal about 1" thick. Different, but very tender.
Dessert at the conference banquet
Downtown Stockholm heading over to the palace
On guard near the palace
A square in old city part of Stockholm
Other Stockholm architecture
Not sure who this is, but must have been someone important
View from our hotel window in Kista of high-tech industry. Distinctively different architecture from old Stockholm. Many of these buildings house Ericsson offices. Kista is apparently old Swedish and is pronounced more like "shee-sta". Named after an old farm at the site that apparently still exists. Didn't see it.
Vasa Museum - site of conference banquet. The Vasa is a Swedish warship built 1628 that sank on its maiden voyage after going just a short distance. It was top heavy and tipped over. Its sister ship was built just one meter wider and survived 30 years. The Vasa was preserved in the mud and was raised to the surface about 1961. The museum was built around her.
Building opposite the entrance to Vasa Museum
Matt and Barb Wakefield.
Inside the Vasa museum
This is what the Vasa was supposed to look like under sail
Colorful figures that decorated the Vasa
Intricate carvings on the stern of the Vasa. They don't make'em that way anymore.
The figures initially were painted like next slide ...
Painted figures like those that originally appeard on the Vasa
The King of Sweden saw himself as the heir to the Roman emperors.
These emperors had their seal carved into the Vasa somewhere
A Pole is depicted in a subservient, degraded posture under a table. The Vasa was built for the war against the Poles. This was part of the 30 years War (see Wikipedia or your history book).
Gustavus Adolphus claimed to be a soldier of God -- this theme relates to the Protestant-Catholic rivalries in the 30 Years' War
View of the Vasa
This was a wedding song composed for Gustavus Adolphus.
view down the side of the Vasa
Station atop one of the tall masts where a lookout stood to provide visual intelligence to the captain of the ship.
Depiction of how the Vasa was supposed to look while tacking under sail
Peter Richardson (UCD) and Jason Taylor
Our table at the banquet
A jet-lagged Jason Taylor
Roger at the banquet
Simon Sutton - our man in the UK
Skeleton recovered from the Vasa wreck. Many of the skeletons showed severe deterioration of the knee and hip joints and vertebrae. A sailor's life was a tough life. I wonder what they did for pain killers.