Been There Ornament – Vancouver

Starbucks Been There Ornament Vancouver is the forth Canadian ornament from the new series and the last so far. It is sad that no minis have been released for Provinces yet, but I still believe this will happen at some point.
This ornament has green string and these symbols:
– Whale tail and killer whale – for whale watching in Vancouver area
– Ferry – my understanding this is for ferries to Vancouver Island and other adjacent islands.
– Seaplane – is the best and easiest way to explore wonders of Beautiful British Columbia.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Miami

Starbucks Been There Ornament Miami is one of few US cities released so far. It has red string and these symbols:
– Biscayne Bay – a lagoon which starts between Miami and Miami Beach and continues down to Keys
– Art Deco Historic District – located in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach and noted for its concentration of over 800 Art Deco buildings
– A diver and a fish – for scuba diving – popular attraction in Miami and Keys… Read more

Been There Ornament – Niagara Falls

Starbucks Been There Ornament Niagara Falls is a Canadian ornament, according to the box (it has both English and French titles on it). From the mug:
– Horseshoe Falls – a.k.a Canadian Falls, is the largest of the three waterfalls forming Niagara Falls. Did you know the falls has moved back 7 miles during the last 12000 years due to erosion? The process has significantly slowed back, however in 40000 years or so the falls might not exist.
– Lake Erie is one of the five Great Lakes and forth by surface.… Read more

Been There Ornament – San Francisco

I does look like Starbucks hasn’t released as many city BTOs as city BTs, but hopefully there will be the second batch soon. Starbucks Been There Ornament San Francisco is one of those released already. From the mug:
– The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, that’s where San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. This bridge is probably one of the most recognizable symbols of San Francisco.
– The Dungeness crab – is a type of crab specific to West Coast of North America – a must try when visiting San Francisco due to its sweet and tender flesh.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Houston

Here’s another mini mug from Texas, this time it’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Houston. The color palette is green and brown while string is green. What do we see here:
Magnolia City is one of the earliest of Houston’s many nicknames.
a horseshoe – referring to ranchers
an oil rig – since the economy of Houston is based primarily on the energy industry, particularly oil
Houston City Hall – constructed during 1938 and 1939
I would like to specifically mention the Starbucks cup, which is supposed to be found on each of the mugs from Been There series.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Chicago

Starbucks Been There Ornament Chicago has grey string and the following elements on the front:
a subway wagon – that’s for The Chicago “L” which is Chicago’s rapid transit system. It the second-busiest rail mass transit system in the United States (after NYC).
a baseball bat – is the reference to the Chicago Cubs – an American professional baseball team
a football ball – for the Chicago Bears – a professional American football team
a sailboat – is the reference to Chicago being located on the shore of Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes, and the only one being entirely in US.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Dallas

In the contrast to the busy design of the bigger mug, Starbucks Been There Ornament Dallas has very few elements on the front:
Bigger’n Dallas stands for “bigger than Dallas” and is usually used to describe some impossible-to-miss object or event. It comes back from the days when Dallas was the biggest city in the state.
a football ball – probably referring to Dallas Cowboys – a professional American football team.
a guitar – referring to Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival which is the oldest and largest guitar festival show in the world
a cowboy hat – no explanation is needed
a head of a cow/bull.… Read more

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