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2009-04-28

keep the change

Keep the change, said the tourist with a friendly grin

The Swedish krona might be at a symbolic low against major currencies. Still, our City Hall (Stadshuset) has got no less than three of them on top of that tower, 106 meter tall.

Stadshuset (map) 10 April 2009

14 comments:

MaCoBra said...

And will Sweden keep the kronor or move on to the Euro?.....

Hilda said...

Such interesting and lovely rooftops you have!

Tinsie said...

Your krona can keep our pound company...

cieldequimper said...

Love this! It's very pretty!

Jacob said...

Great shot! And funny. Has anybody tried to climb up there and steal those krona?

JM said...

Fantastic shot and funny text! What will be the answer to MaCoBra's question...? :-)

Carrie Flicka said...

Quite impressive. You have a beautiful Stadshuset. I really admire the architecture in Stockholm.

Per Stromsjo said...

We do try to stay out of politics but since you're asking I might as well ventilate some personal thoughts...MaCoBra: We should have joined the Euro from the start and we will. Eventually. As a matter of fact, strictly speaking we have already joined the monetary union. The rules of the club were pretty clear when Sweden joined the European Union and no exception was agreed upon but our joining the common currency still wasn't implemented. I could go on for a while but I won't... ;)

Hilda: Glad you like them too.

Tinsie: So I've been told. Sorry about that.

cieldequimper: Thanks!

Jacob: Now that would be a Daredevil expedition. Never heard of any attempt.

JM: Appreciate that. Answer included above! :)

Carrie Flicka: It is a beautiful City Hall and we're pretty happy with it. Certainly keeps us photographers busy...

Thanks all for stopping by.

Jacob said...

Per Stromsjo - I've read a lot about the situation in Malmo and I've written about it in another place...a friend sent me this link...I'd be interested in your reaction if that's possible.

http://vodpod.com/watch/1428923-sweden-in-grip-of-islam

Best wishes!

Jacob said...

Per Stromsjo - I need to clarify a couple of things: I have no use for Pat Robertson and believe him to be a crazy moron with delusions of grandeur. He is, in my opinion, about as "Christian" as a pet gerbil I used to have...

Nor do I have any use for CBN, which almost without fail twists "news" to suit its own purposes.

I do know, from other sources, of the problems in Malmo and the anti-Semitism which has me very worried (in Sweden and elsewhere!)...

Is Malmo in fact the way Sweden is going. Will there be a majority of Muslims in Sweden by 2049 and will that mean Sweden will become an Islamic state?

If you feel like responding to any of this, please write to my email:

yanson2@aol.com

Thanks.

Per Stromsjo said...

The key to successful biased reporting is to collect a lot of verifiable facts and throw in your own hints and associations to have the public arrive at the kind of conclusion you'd want. In that respect, this seems to be a good example of skillfully mastered biased reporting.

Malmö certainly has got its fair share of social difficulties and it's true that the Davis Cup match was played without spectators but this particular "fastest growing party" also happens to be one of the smallest without a single seat in the national parliament. So, a bit of perspective can be healthy.

Hope that answers your question, Jacob, and now let's get back to the topic of Stockholm.

Jacob said...

Thank you very much, and I agree about getting back to the topic...

But, you were concise, erudite and pithy...a wise man, thou art...and I appreciate your insights and information!

And yes, Stockholm is a beautiful city!

humanobserver said...

nice

Per Stromsjo said...

Jacob: I had to look up erudite in the dictionary... Someone said one should learn a new word every day. I just did.

humanobserver: Thanks.

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