A Kingdom Of Glass

Småland, a county in southeastern Sweden, touts itself as "the kingdom of crystal." The romantic appellation may conjure up visions of glittering fairy-tale castles nestling in drifts of snow. But the reality is far more prosaic. The turrets that loom high above towns with names like Rosdala, Älghult and Maleras belong not to castles but to glassmaking...

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