Saturday, July 11, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden: Iron Boy

It's Stockholm's smallest tourist attraction!

Say hello to Iron Boy. This is the smallest statue in a city filled with them. The full Swedish name for this translates to "little boy who looks at the moon." Little indeed.

As you can see, the residents of Stockholm like to leave little hats for the tyke, not to mention coins. Visitors are also encouraged to rub Iron Boy's head, either for luck or wisdom depending on which story you believe. I'll settle for either after touching it.

Iron Boy isn't far from the Royal Palace, but it is in a courtyard and might be a little hard to find. Look behind the Finnish church.

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