Sunday, September 23, 2012

Photo-a-Day - Sept 2012 - Day 23: Souvenir

Photo-a-Day - Sept 2012 - Day 23: Souvenir
Traveling light always restricts what souvenirs I can bring home with me but these are a few I couldn't resist.

The tin London telephone box is a coin bank.  I've always loved the English telephone boxes and when I saw this had representations on all four sides, I had to have it.  Besides, a real telephone box wouldn't fit in my suitcase.  Now had I seen a blue police call box....

I love gargoyles and always look for them on buildings.  Needless to say, seeing all the gargoyles in France was heaven.  I visited Notre Dame Cathedral three or four times while I was in Paris so when I saw this figure of a Notre Dame gargoyle, it was certain he was coming home with me.

One of the first fast cars I drove was a real, 1960s Austin Mini-Cooper that had been imported from England.  Buying the mini-Cooper salt and pepper shakers, while in London, was a given.  In their honor, Gabbie--Francophone and Anglophile that she is while being a loyal American-- has a new crocheted cowl in the colors of the USA, Great Britain and France.

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