Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Corner View: Souvenir


Hard to say what's typical souvenir of Genoa. Basically, it can be anything and everything, as long as it presents Genoa and its sights (like the Lighthouse, for example, that is the symbol of this city, I guess). The best place for tourists to get their souvenirs is the Aquarium in Porto Antico: there are many shops that sell souvenirs and what a choice of things they have! Just to name few:

bags, pictures, photo frames and photo albums, pots, mugs, kitchen gloves, spoons, plates, egg-stands, fridge magnets, aprons, table clothes, pillows, lighters, ash-trays, key-rings, clocks and watches, books, notebooks, sculptures, figures, ship replicas, coasters, T-shirts, soft toys, dolls, pens, posters, thermometers, bibs for babies, bottles, rings, cards, tins, bells...

...and many more :)






More souvenirs from other beautiful places all around the world:
jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad, caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t., jeanette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemian girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, all the lovelies, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la luna dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virgina, april, rebecca, b, sunnymama, kyndale, samantha, karen, kristina, angelina, juanita, pamela, emily, dorit, sophie, janet, mcgillicutty, desiree, travellingmama, aimee, mirtille, madchen, guusje, boise, daan, woolie, 2ndspring, jenell, tina, inna, lisa, ninja, ibb

20 comments:

  1. there's something about souvenirs like these that are irresistable when you're traveling - especially if there are small children at home who can't wait to see what you brought back for them!

    (my CV is HERE)

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  2. Isn't Genoa famous for it's meats? I agree with Kimmie it is hard staying away from the souvenir shops the child in us always wants something with the name of the city we have visited.

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  3. I would so love to visit Genoa sometime! And take home a sweet souvenir, too. Thank you, Kasia.

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  4. very pretty. i would have bought one of those little bathing beauties!

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  5. Hello! I love the souvenirs - I have been to the aquarium in Genoa when I was holidaying in Alassio with Italian friends but I don't think I bought any souvenirs - did take plenty of photos of your city though!!

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  6. Wow, you went all the way to a souvenir shop to take some shots. I am really impressed! Happy Day to you!

    Kyndale
    earthycrunchy.typepad.com

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  7. i am dreaming about a visit now. i'll settle for coffee!
    nicola
    http://whichname.blogspot.com

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  8. I like your post. seems like not many folks thought to go to the shops. I like it. Good for you! and thanks for your cv

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  9. I never would have guessed we made (or imported) those souvenirs. Genova for me is Fabrizio De Andre', do you listen to any Italian music?
    PS hope you got your lens back

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  10. Your Genoa souvenirs open up a door to a magical place... so much wonder in the world!

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  11. Mi piacciono i "souvenirs" di Genova !!! Buon giorno !

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  12. I am happy to read that our posts remind you sweet memories of your childhood ... Today I went to the old city for a walk and found some new lovely treasures : paper cut cards, colourfull pins, wooden decorationd ...

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  13. Really love to see those souveniers...you go straight to the shop. Great job.
    It is the first time here...thanks for coming to mine. Will come back.

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  14. haven been to genoa since my teens... I remember being impressed by the extreme contrast (at least then) between the massive manor houses and the narrow and dark alleyways near the harbour! loved it (and the sea nearby, sta. marguerita??)

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  15. so many! how does one choose?... besos!

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  16. something for everyone. That doll looks so cute.

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  17. I would have a hard time choosing something!
    Have a great weekend!

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  18. Oh, I'd have the doll, so cute!

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  19. I've never been to Genoa... it's not far from Marseille I think ?!

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