Sunday, 24 August 2008

Iconography, Anyone?

Icons. And I'm not talking screen icons like Marilyn Monroe or James Dean.

I'm talking being surrounded at seemingly every turn by vendors hawking everything from tiny figurines to tremendous statues of Christian iconography as you pass through the mall.

This is:
1. A weird dream by a Catholic who has been sleeping in rather than going to Sunday mass.
2. Nightmare of a Muslim, Hindu, Jew...
3. A hair-raising suspense scene from a psychological thriller.
4. Everyday life in the Philippines.

Gold stars to all of you who guessed the latter.
The name of the stand as you can see, is Victoria. What's that supposed to mean? Some girl named Victoria owns the place? Shouldn't it be Victoria's? Perhaps there's no Victoria at all!

I have a better idea: Torquemada's Tchotsky Town rolls off the tongue nicely, don't you think?

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