I’m getting ready to go to France next month and I decided to look through some of my souvenirs from earlier visits there. When I go this time I’ll mainly be in Provence which will be new to me. My idea of souvenirs include postcards, maps and museum guides. In addition I have quite a collection of scarves and purses (among other things) from France that I still have at home. But I also consider photographs to be souvenirs because they are special to me and have wonderful memories. These are some of my keepsakes from France.
Mont Saint-Michel guide
Here I’ve included a few pictures I took in Paris that are my idea of postcards. They are now among my favorite souvenirs.
This is from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
A street sign.
And here is a landmark that needs no caption.
I have at least one drawer at home that’s filled with travel souvenirs. There are postcards, maps, museum floor plans, and pamphlets that I’ve brought back from trips. I always bring more of these things home than I realize, and when I had a quick look recently there were postcards from (among other places) Seattle, Paris, and Brussels stacked together. I started to review to see if there was anything that could be thrown away. Since this would be difficult I sorted things by country. At least that way if there were duplicates I could keep the one in better condition.
Here’s a fine way to see Italy!
“Scenic Burano, Italy (with a clothesline)”
I just got back from Dallas, Texas a few days ago. Anytime I go on a trip, I bring back souvenirs. However this time I had an idea. What if I took photos of souvenirs instead of actually buying them? Would a mere picture of something be as good as buying it? Well, here are the results of my souvenir experiment.
After a trip, it’s fun to reminisce by looking at photos of places I’ve been. But over time I’ve also accumulated quite an assortment of postcards. Sometimes I think that because I take so many pictures I shouldn’t buy any. It really depends on the subject of the postcard as to whether I buy it or not.