Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

April 14, 2017 at 10:57 am 6 comments

Margaret Krook

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
A bronze statue stands outside the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm. It belongs to Margaret Krook, Sweden’s most beloved stage and movie actress who died in 2001. It’s placed on the same spot where she went for smoke break in between rehearsals.

From the distance, it looks uninviting and cold like any other statue. But surprise! Tourists who stop by to pay homage to Margaret Krook and touch her statue find it warm. Marie-Louise Ekman, the artist who created it, made sure it stays warm to room temperature using heating coils all year through.

Over the years, the statue has experienced discoloration due to exposure to the elements and the thousands of hands touching and rubbing it especially around the belly area. It’s maybe time to restore the statue back to its former glory.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stenoodie  |  April 14, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Wow! How neat! She almost looks like those real people dressed up as statues.

    • 2. plaridel  |  April 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm


      yes, i think the artist did a good job. 🙂

  • 3. yuhublogger  |  April 14, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    This is such a nice story. People must have really loved her.

    • 4. plaridel  |  April 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm


      i second the motion. 🙂

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    • 6. plaridel  |  April 17, 2017 at 1:31 pm


      thank you for the pingback! much appreciated.


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