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[caption id="attachment_150798" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Barken Viking © Pär Henning[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Viking (better known by the ship type as a prefix, Barken Viking) is a four-masted steel barque, built in 1906 by Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is reported to be the biggest sailing ship ever built in Scandinavia. Viking was originally built as a sail training ship for the rapidly growing Danish merchant fleet. At that time, seaworthiness and cargo capacity were given top priority. One day ...

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Lubbock in Texas

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The Malbork Castle

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Odense on Funen

Odense on Funen

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Tours, the Garden of France

Tours, the Garden of France

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Verdun in northeastern France

Verdun in northeastern France

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Theme Week La Rioja - Alfaro

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