04 July, 2012

Squirreling about - Stockholm

If you've been to Stockholm or even if you live there, chances are that you may never have come across this little guy.  He's tucked away in a small yard behind the Finnish Church in Gamla Stan, the old part of town.  The sculpture is only 15 cm tall and called Järnpojken, which means "Iron Boy", though sometimes it is also called "Boy who looks at the moon".  Although I don't know the history, I assume it must be good luck to leave money and touch his head because it has been rubbed completely shiny!    

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