Stockholm Syndrome

Last week I spent a couple of lazy days back in Stockholm catching up with friends, enjoying the weather and checking out the job market – after all you never know what might turn up!  Anyway, on my wanders I came across the scene of the 1973 Kreditbanken robbery at Norrmalmstorg.

Now normally this wouldn’t be of too much interest, however this failed robbery led to a 6 day hostage situation and the term Stockholm Syndrome being coined after the victims became emotionally attached to their captors during their prolonged bank visit. 

Speaking of ordeals – the site of the old bank now houses the flagship store for the Acne jeans empire and however much I love the idea of a good pair of jeans I always find shopping for them a bit traumatic – especially in fashionista boutiques like Acne!

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