CSS Virginia was the first steam-powered ironclad warship of the Confederate States Navy, built during the first year of the American Civil War; she was constructed as a casemate ironclad using the raised and cut down original lower hull and steam engines of the scuttled USS Merrimack. Virginia was one of the participants in the Battle of Hampton Roads, opposing the Union's USS Monitor in March, 1862. (Wikipedia)

CSS Virginia was the first steam-powered ironclad warship of the Confederate States Navy, built during the first year of the American Civil War; she was constructed as a casemate ironclad using the raised and cut down original lower hull and steam engines of the scuttled USS Merrimack. Virginia was one of the participants in the Battle of Hampton Roads, opposing the Union's USS Monitor in March, 1862. (Wikipedia)

Kronan, also called Stora Kronan,[1] was a Swedish warship that was the flagship of the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea in the 1670s. (Wikipedia)

Kronan, also called Stora was a Swedish warship that was the flagship of the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea in the (Wikipedia)

Varnhem Abbey (Swedish: Varnhems kloster) in Varnhem, Västergötland, Sweden was founded around 1150 by monks of the Cistercian Order from Alvastra Abbey in Östergötland. (Wikipedia)

Varnhem Abbey (Swedish: Varnhems kloster) in Varnhem, Västergötland, Sweden was founded around 1150 by monks of the Cistercian Order from Alvastra Abbey in Östergötland.

Christinehof in 1700-century, Skane, Sweden.

Christinehof in Skane, Sweden.

Älvsborgs fästning. "Elfsborg Fortress, is a sea fortress located in today's Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden. Situated on the mouth of the Göta Älv river, it served to protect Sweden's access to the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby settlement of today's Gothenburg and its four predecessors." (Wikipedia)

Älvsborgs fästning. "Elfsborg Fortress, is a sea fortress located in today's Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden. Situated on the mouth of the Göta Älv river, it served to protect Sweden's access to the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby settlement of today's Gothenburg and its four predecessors." (Wikipedia)

US Marine, Vietnam War

US Marine, Vietnam War

Reconstruction of the medieval town Uppsala, Sweden.

Reconstruction of the medieval town Uppsala, Sweden.

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