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My first sight in Stockholm was the new male model for H&M europe, a homeless-looking dude. I thought: this is awesome! that guy is how they sell clothes in Scandinavia! Within the next few weeks I found out he's the model throught Europe, and presumably the world. Less exciting.

One of the better clocktowers of all time

I like how they distinguish the genders. Indeed, the dresses used to denote Ladies in rest of world is rather dated.

We went to the currency museum, and saw wonderful things:
a Zimbabwean trillion dollar bill note. That's 15 zeros.

Also a pre-WWII trillion Deutschemark note

Biggest coin ever - back before the gold standard, when currency was all silver and gold coins, Sweden had a precious metal shortage. So they made coins out of less-precious metals, like copper. This coin was worth the same as 5 silver coins, less than one gold coin, and weighed about 10 kilos. They used to carry them on toboggans (there are some upsides to the climate in the north)

The nobel prize

Stockholm as seem from the top of city hall, where a wonderful panorama can be seen

Sue, not getting the point of a Pol Pot exhibition 20090918_374.jpg

Posted by chrisvasil 08:10 Archived in Sweden Tagged tourist_sites

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