Sunday, September 30, 2012

The New York Times on Souvenirs

The New York Times travel section published an interesting piece about souvenirs. The author, Dominique Browning, writes, "My older son, who now loves to travel, developed a strong affection for souvenirs of world monuments when he was a child. By the time he was in junior high school his night table featured a neat display of miniature monuments: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, a Leaning Tower of Pisa, a Big Ben. None of which he had yet seen. My son’s souvenirs — he was easy to shop for when I went on business trips — were anticipatory, promises of travel…" The article includes a photo gallery of what travelers buy.

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