Viking Shipyard

I built this viking shipyard for an exhibition arranged by Byggepladen.

The crew I collected for the shipyard. (And maybe also for manning the longship once it is ready.)

2009-09-14

The longship shows the first bits of its shape. (I'm impressed that the keel can balance on its own.)

2009-09-23 2009-09-23

It looks like somebody wants duck for dinner.

2009-09-23

Before the trees can be used for planks, somebody has to remove the bark.

2009-09-23

The complete shipyard as presented at the exhibition in Høje Tåstrup:

2009-10-06

On the right side, the river flows slowly past the shipyard with a few ducks. In the upper left corner somebody has felled a tree, and a bit closer to the river, another guy is cutting the branches of a felled tree. In the lower left corner we see the edge of a vegetable garden and an apple plantation. To the right of the apple trees, a viking is busy cutting a trunk into planks, while another is removing the bark from a trunk. Closer to the river, three vikings are having dinner at a small fire.

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Design, photo and text by:
Jacob Sparre Andersen <jacob@sparre-andersen.dk>.
First published:
2009-09-15
Latest update:
2009-10-12