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The Iron Boy

Järnpojke (literally the “Iron Boy”) is a small statue that stands in a church courtyard in Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan. It is not just any small statue; this 15-centimeter artwork is known as Sweden’s tiniest public monument. 

Sitting on a small table on a larger metal plate, this charming artwork is beloved by locals. They care for the boy and adorn him with clothes and items based on current affairs or weather. In winter he usually gets many hand-knitted scarfs and hats, while in summer he is sometimes seem with a parasol or sunglasses. He is often also surrounded by coins from various countries. This is not for nothing, as it is believed that the Iron Boy bestows good luck upon those who rub his head or give him a small gift. 

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