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Cabinet of curiosities


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In a recent exchange @Tincatinker referred to his cabinet of curiosities, so I thought I’d share a (not very good) picture of mine.

Top shelf: various Semana Santa figurines from Seville, Malaga and Madrid; one of my great-uncle Jack’s chisels (master cabinet maker); a porcupine quill from Namibia, a Neapolitan good luck charm, a dodo from Mauritius (a present, I’ve never been), various Indian elephants, a British army colour-party (I’m ex army), my wife’s nursing qualification badge and various medals of mine.

Second shelf: olives from the garden of gethsemane, a yarmulke from the western wall in Jerusalem (I’m not Jewish), a panoramic view of Jerusalem, candles from the church of the holy sepulchre. A quill pen from the Royal College of Arms.

Third shelf: various Camino memorabilia, lava from mount Etna, sand from the kalahari desert; ditto Sahara desert; a champagne cork from our 20th wedding anniversary, a bit of string which one of our long deceased cats loved to play with. Agricultural show prize tickets.

Fourth shelf: crosses from Palm Sunday, various minerals, wristbands from various Spanish hermandades

Bottom shelf: Singapore sling glass from Raffles Hotel (paid for!), many Compostelas in tubes, carved balls from Mysore, a golden eagle feather from Skye.

I’ve missed a few things, but you get the idea
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