Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Foreign Currency:

The euro is useful because it has simplified travel to Europe but I miss the old pre-euro currencies. To have a wallet full of romantic and exciting sounding notes made you feel like a true international traveller. I liked the French franc and the Spanish peseta and the Greek drachma of course but my absolute favourite was the Italian lira simply because you just got so many.

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11 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

  1. Andrew my first trip to Europe was to Italy. I was there with our son who was competing in a sports event. When it came time to pay the bill in Italian lira it was something like 14 million. I almost had a cardiac arrest.

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  2. Nice interpretation of this week’s photo challenge.

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  3. Having just returned from Scotland but passing thru Oslo and Belgium as well of course as the US, it may be pretty but it’s sure hard to manage!!

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  4. Four currencies can mean a lot of exchange fees! 😕

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  5. What a neat idea for a photo: arrange all your foreign currency.

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  6. When we were in Italy 40 years ago there was no note or coin for a really small amount and on the counter of most shop was a big bowl of lollies and if they owed you change they would tell you to take so many lollies. It was fun but they did make a mess of your wallet.

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