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Stockholm

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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.
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One of the better clocktowers of all time
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I like how they distinguish the genders. Indeed, the dresses used to denote Ladies in rest of world is rather dated.
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We went to the currency museum, and saw wonderful things:
a Zimbabwean trillion dollar bill note. That's 15 zeros.
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Also a pre-WWII trillion Deutschemark note
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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)
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The nobel prize
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Stockholm as seem from the top of city hall, where a wonderful panorama can be seen
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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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