While I was working for Texaco, I had the lifetime opportunity to travel to New York and the U.K. for a 45-day training trip. I stayed in Harrison, NY for thirty days, one week in London and another week in Brighton. It was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.
London is a fascinating European city. During the two weekends I spent in the U.K. I managed to squeeze as much sightseeing as I could. On my way to visit Buckingham Palace, I stopped at Hyde Park to buy some souvenirs to bring back to Panama. I’m glad I did, because I found six beautiful pieces of art at a souvenir shop near the park.
After more than 29 years I still have them at home and they look as cute as ever. These souvenirs are hand-made miniature enamel paintings on copper with elaborate golden frames.
This is how they look after all these years. Here we go.
Being London a traditional city, it’s possible that the souvenir shop is still there. A sticker on the reverse of the paintings reads:
Hand Made Enamel On Copper by P.G. Collins, 127 Whitton Road, Hounslow, Middx, TW3 ZEL, England. If you happen to be in London and find this place, please let us know. Good Day.