Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Holidays

One thing I love doing whilst on holiday is spotting souvenirs that have no connection whatsoever with the town they are in. This year's tally include the following:

A statue of a Red Indian on his horse, brandishing an axe. (Courmayeur, Italy)

A model of a lighthouse, with a proper flashing light (also in Courmayeur, at least 250 miles from the Sea)

A beautufully made, balsa wood giraffe. (Lake Maggiore, Italy.)

Do let me know if you think you can beat any of these.

6 comments:

kev, geog teacher said...

do you mean 'beautifully' frank?
your editors at monday books must have done a good job with your spelling (great book by the way)

Syb said...

A battery operated black plastic miniature grand piano which doubled as an alarm, playing tinny classical ditties whilst it's keys moved up and down (Amsterdam). I purchased it to win a tacky gift competition against my parents, who exacted their revenge a year later with a set of wine glasses, which were set not on top of stems, but on metal miniature roadwork vehicles (digger, bulldozer etc). (Paris)

Anonymous said...

Syb, I have to say those plant themed wine glasses sound cool. Anywhere I can see a pic?

syb said...

Well to my shame, I still do have the glasses. I think they're in a box in the loft, so if/when I come across them, I'll take a pic - just don't expect one in the next few days!

The Moai said...

A sombrero. In Sri Lanka.

James said...

How about a small mountain of London-themed miscellaneous shite in small shops in York and Edinburgh?