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Do you like the design of the euro banknotes?

Yes, absolutely, I love them!
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Yes, they are rather good, but could be better somehow...
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49%
Well, they are just ordinary as any other banknotes.
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6%
No, they are rather dull. Old ones were better.
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No way, they are awful, I hate to see them!
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Post by Donald » Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:15 pm

Craft wrote:Do you like the Finnish banknotes? :wink: :wink: I think they were somewhat different in style from most other countries' banknotes. They were designed mostly by artists who are not specialized to money, but to posters, stamps etc.
I like the swans. I read somewhere that a white swan against the blue sky is the inverse of the Finnish flag.

There were never swans on German money, because in ancient German symbolism the swan was a symbol of deception (a white outside obscures that the bird is black under it).

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Post by BossaNova » Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:25 pm

Olivier wrote: I am glad I have been able to use some escudos in 2000. I like these bills and the them of the conquerants of tht world (Vaso de Gama, etc... )
http://www.compura.com/olivier/euro/eurod2-port.html

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I've saw your picture on your front page :P Isn't Casa de Mateus just lovely?

here the 2000 escudos from your site:

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in the right image you can see on the left corner a poem, I think it's from Camões, but there were also poems from Pessoa on the others notes

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Post by Craft » Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:28 pm

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Post by Craft » Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:43 pm

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Post by micro » Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:25 pm

Craft wrote: I think this is nice that we can laugh a bit at both our own and others' symbols depicted on our money. This way nobody gets hurt :)
Hmm, maybe I should turn back to seriosity if you think I hurt someone. I personally mostly try to keep some mental distance to what governmental organizations do for all of us. Often some lone official sits in his dusty office at his desk and designs something (e.g. an official form or a train schedule or a way through a park), what millions of people have to use afterwards. He is eager and honest in his efforts of doing it, no question. But as his education is limited and he's not discussing the thing with someone else it turns out to be a bit weird. Millions of people have to walk in right angles through the park wasting time everyday. Or the connecting train leaves one minute before the other one arrives. Or at a municipal office people have to fill out forms that nobody understands and that are full of typos. This is more or less the same in all countries all over the world as I know from my various travels. And all this is so "sad" that the only way is to laugh about it...

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Post by Olivier » Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:56 pm

Craft wrote: Here you have the other Finnish banknotes (thanks to Olivier :)):
http://www.compura.com/olivier/euro/eurod2-fi.html
:D

We could add a part of my homepage on EBT.. What do you think about it, Philippe and Peter?

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Post by Olivier » Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:57 pm

Craft wrote:
At least it's not a mutant like the Russian one with its two heads (and looking to opposite directions in disagreement, of course ;))
Albania has got the same symbol, hasn't it?

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Post by Craco » Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:15 am

Olivier wrote:
Craft wrote: Here you have the other Finnish banknotes (thanks to Olivier :)):
http://www.compura.com/olivier/euro/eurod2-fi.html
:D

We could add a part of my homepage on EBT.. What do you think about it, Philippe and Peter?

O.
I still have some space left on the hosting for this forum, so we could do that, when do you have some spare time? PM or mail me..

Greetzz,

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