07 October 2009

Corner View - Souvenirs

This week's Corner View is all about souvenirs from your home town, topic chosen by Epe......I didn't manage to take any photos of this one .....but there are a few out there on the web....

As a city, we've worked hard in recent years to increase visitor numbers, as a post-industrial city that hasn't always been easy.....but you can see Captain Scott's ship Discovery that he sailed to the Antarctic, you can visit a restored jute mill (think of the coverings for wagons crossing the States with pioneers and that's jute) or the Science Centre or the DCA Contemporary Arts Centre and our setting at the mouth of the River Tay is second to none....but souvenirs.....the traditional would have to be Dundee Cake. You can find a recipe for this traditional delicacy here!

Or you could buy a Beano - local publishing company DC Thomson have been producing the Beano since 1933, with characters such as Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx.....we don't always have statues to real people in Dundee, we have statues to comic book characters such as Minnie the Minx and Desperate Dan!! Click on the link to see Minnie and Dan in bronze right outside my work!


21 comments:

caitlin said...

Very interesting! I have heard of Baldo, but not Beano. It looks like a cute comic.

Kaylovesvintage said...
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Kaylovesvintage said...

long time ago that we have been in
Dundee,but we will be back in Scotland next year

Kasia said...

Thank you so much for sharing your corner! I checked the recipe out and the cake looks just delicious and perfect for Sunday afternoon wit a cup of tea!

Have a great day,
Kasia

Thimbleanna said...

How funny! That must mean you live in a very fun place!!! I loved Dennis the Menace when I was growing up, but I'm sad to say, I don't really know Beano.

janis said...

What an interesting corner view - I would buy a comic book to take home with me for sure :)

MODsquad said...

So great! This would be an awesome souvenir! I know it's something I would keep forever!

Happy Day!

Kari said...

I would love to see Captain Scott's ship - that would be awesome.
As for Beano - well that is a one of a kind souvenir.

Heidi said...

How funny: In the United States "Beano" is a pill you take to prevent gas when you eat beans!

isabelle said...

the photo of your banner is amazing !!

C.T. said...

Yeah...the photo of your banner is amazing indeed!!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Thanks for this interesting visit !! I'ld like to read Beano ;)

ibb said...

Interesting visit!
There is a city in France that also has comic characters in streets...i think is Angulema

la ninja said...

raaaaa, love beano (can't believe about that rude woman up there mentioning flatulence, can you? just jesting, just jesting everyone ;P)

post-industrial cities are indeed in a league of their own (went to uni in newcastle prior to the the quayside redevelopment) but I love that they have a certain honesty and no-nonsense about 'em.
okay, you've convinced me. dundee's officially on the to-visit list! :)

montague said...

beano looks hilarious. but it might be the name ;)

pien said...

i'm alwyas bying scones, eggles cakes and tea when in scotland... but i think my son and love would both love beano very much. next time we'll by one!

jane said...

did not know this... interesting! besos!

Daan said...

my kids would love the Beano!

jojo-caramel said...

I love Dennis the Menace ! Your photo on your banner is amazing ! Beautiful !!! Bon week-end :)

Ritva said...

looks funny! i buy this!

have a great weekend!

Jeannette said...

I just checked out the statue of Minnie the Minx...that´s just too cute! I want one in front of our house...I would smile everytime I left the house. ;)
Have a great weekend!