Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Alcatraz Souvenirs

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21 comments:

La Principessa Errante said...

Ok - I gotta admit the tin cups are kind of fun - but have you noticed how lately, at every GGNRA, City sponsored, place like Alcatraz it seems they are busier selling stuff than caring about visitors - The new store at the GGBridge really fried my butt.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hilarious, A little different from a tshirt.

AVCr8teur said...

La Principessa Errante: The last time I was at GGB the store wasn't opened yet. These gifts were at the Alcatraz gift shop and I thought they were pretty tacky.

Yogi: I don't remember seeing t-shirts there, but I'm sure there were some. I wonder if they were striped?

rainfield61 said...

These are used at Alcatraz before..

catsynth said...

These souvenirs would look quite confusing to any former residents of Alcatraz...

llandudnopictures said...

A very unique souvenir to receive, especially the cups!

James Wei said...

I have never seen so many of these eraser before. Like garage sale lol

EastCoastLife said...

I like the tin cups but would not buy it in case someone thinks I escape from Alcaltraz. lol

caite said...

Weird.. But to Tell ya truth, no doubt I would buy something if I was there..lol

Filip and Kristel said...

and, did you buy something?

Greetings,
Filip

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Chamber pots or tea/soup/coffee mugs?
Eraser, yeah if only it were that easy.

betchai said...

hmmm, i am not sure if i would buy any, though they seem to be symbolic, but somehow i can't just imagine using them or having them at home.

AVCr8teur said...

rainfield61: No, these are new, I hope.

catsynth: Aside from the harmonica and eraser, I wonder if these were standard issues without the nice packaging.

llandudnopictures: I like the cup too, but not sure if I would ever use it besides using it to rattle the prison bars. :)

James Wei: These were expensive garage sale just for tourists.

EastCoastLife: Haha, that is funny!

caite: This was just a small sample. They even sold rocks from the crumbled buildings.

Filip and Kristel: No, I did not buy anything this time, but I bought a cellhouse key the first time I was there.

Sukhmandir Kaur: Haha! Just don't get mixed up.

betchai: Some things are interesting like the history books about the island, but the rest of the stuff, I don't know...

Arti said...

Love those tin mugs! Beautiful captures.
Wish you a wonderful week :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

$4.95 for a bar of jail soap is a crime!

LifeRamblings said...

do they have shot glasses or fridge magnets?

de engineur said...

I wonder if the inmates' cups were similar to these tin cups here.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Um, wow. That's quite a souvenir shop.

AVCr8teur said...

Arti: Tin cups were used instead of ceramic ones to avoid them from being broken and turned into a weapon.

Annemarie Pipa: Haha, unlike the actual inmate soaps, this one is made with organic olive oil, saponified coconut and palm kernel oils.

LifeRamblings: I am sure they did. There was just too many things in the store.

de engineur: These replica cups are made of stainless steel and seem unbreakable.

Rachel Cotterill: And so much more. You can even buy stuff online: http://store.parksconservancy.org/store/productlist.asp?cat=1&sub=1

Emm in London said...

What cute souvenirs! I especially like the salt and pepper shakers and the soap!

Indrani said...

Lot of choice there.