The souvenir shelf has gone through many versions. At one point the collection was on my dresser, then we had floating shelves for them, and now they are set up in the shelves. These are just small trinkets that I’ve collected over the years from the trips I have taken. When I look at them, I briefly get transported back to that trip and remember the people, places, and feelings. Plus most of these items were under $10 and represent an important part of the city’s culture or architecture.