Mr Monkey trotted across the square to look at the statue of Carl X Gustav sitting on his horse. He's got a statue because he grabbed Malmö and the whole province of Skåne back from Denmark in 1658, after marching his army across the frozen Øresund to attack Copenhagen. A moment or two later, Mr Monkey was distracted by the painted advertisements on the side of the Lion Pharmacy.
You can read a bit about Carl (or Charles, or Karl) X Gustav at the Wikipedia website.
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