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