Wednesday, December 31, 2014


A direct swap from Argentina and my first card from that country.  This is of the Galerias Paciefico, in Buenos Aires.  This is a shopping mall located in a historic building in the city built with Italian influences.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014



A card of a drawing of a women in a purple striped outfit feeding cats a saucer of milk or water.  

Monday, December 29, 2014


A direct swap from China.  The card is a printing from the 1920's of a women in a traditional costume, called a cheongsam.  The sender writes " I like cheongsam very much because it shows the figure of Chinese girl perfectly, don't you think so?" 

It is a beautiful card.

Sunday, December 28, 2014



A card of a cat with a drawing of a ball of yarn.  The card says:

Simple Life: Love is bringing our happiness into happiness of the others.

Saturday, December 27, 2014



A book cover design card of the Puffin book Avalanche! by the Dutch author Anna Rutgers van Der Loeff.  According to wikipedia, the book is about a group of students stranded in Switzerland and was written in 1958.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014


Vancouver, British Columbia

This card brought to us by Chanele, who just so happens to be celebrating her birthday today!  

Happy Birthday, Chanele!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


A Norwegian Christmas postcard my Polish friend Karolina sent to me years ago when she was living in Norway.  Last I heard, she was living in London.

To all who celebrate it, hope you have a great Christmas this season and a happy holidays, no matter what holidays you celebrate during the holiday season!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014



A slightly risque pin-up card from Lithuania just in time for Christmas-time.

Monday, December 22, 2014


A direct swap card from Ukraine.  The card is almost entirely made up of golden Tryzub, or the Ukrainian trident symbol that you can see on their flag or coat of arms on a blue background.  The card has only one word on the front ПРИЄДНУЙСЯ! which apparently translates as "JOIN!"  This was sent during the April/May situation in Ukraine.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

South Korea

Korean Traditional Wedding

The writing on the front of the card does say that it is of a Korean Traditional Wedding, but it is very hard to make out on the scanned image with the white lettering and the tan background of the card.  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

United Kingdom

The Yorkshire Dales

A direct swap card of the Yorkshire Dales.  I've been told by a number of UK-based friends that this part of England is really quite beautiful and worth a visit.

Friday, December 19, 2014



The card is from Finland, but has German language on it.  The card apparently is of a poster championing people to visit "Lettland" (AKA the country of Latvia) in the 1940 Olympiad.  Of course, this would have been during the middle of World War II.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


A direct swap card from Russia.  The woman in this winter scene wears a traditional Russian costume and carries a basket of apples and, apparently, a collection of evergreens.   

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Konya, Turkey

Pictured appears to be the Mevlâna Museum in Konya, Turkey.  The prominent turquoise tower in the photo marks the burial location of the famous Persian poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, more commonly known in English simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273).

This awesome card and beautiful stamps brought to us once again by my friend at The Postcard Blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


A direct swap card from Poland.  The design is in the style of Polish paper cuttings, known as Wycinanki.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

United Kingdom

A direct swap card from the UK  Keep Calm and Carry On over a Union Jack.  If you've seen these and similar posters/cards/images online, they're based on a mostly-unused British propaganda poster circa World War II that got a second life in the post-2008 economic collapse.  

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Norway or Poland

I am told that all of these people on this card, plus my friend Karolina were singing me "Happy Birthday"  I got this back in December 2002.  I figured it would be a nice card to share today, on my birthday.

With this being my birthday week, all cards posted this week will be among my favorites!  I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

USA - Ohio

An old card of the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio.  It is a nice, little art institute worth the visit if you're in Dayton.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Czech Republic


A card of an old-looking drawing of the Karluv most / Charles Bridge - Lesser Tower Bridge Towers, in Prague, Czech Republic.  The bridge is wonderful and I'd highly recommend a visit!

Thursday, December 11, 2014


A direct swap from Moscow, Russia.  The scene is a beautiful display of fireworks over Red Square.  The center building is mentioned by the card's author as "the most beautiful Cathedral - Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed;" though most of us in the West probably know it better as St. Basil's Cathedral!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


A direct swap from Russia.  This card is of the Sloboda Endurance Village for Sochi's 2014 Winter Olympic games.

Monday, December 8, 2014



A card of Strassenkreuzung am Stubenring, 1936, from Vienna, Austria.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014


Torun, Poland

A direct swap card.  The statue in the upper right hand of the card is the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

South Korea

A direct swap card from South Korea.  The card reads, Keep Calm and Eat Kimchi.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


A card mailed from my friend Catherine on her long trip to Australia.  The card shows a "Wally" the Maori Wrasse on the Great Barrier Reef.  The card even was postmarked from the GBR, as shown below!

Monday, December 1, 2014

United Kingdom

A direct swap entitled "You can't beat good old-fashioned REAL mail" and talking about getting that perfect postcard to send someone.

Sunday, November 30, 2014



A card of flowers in the sunlight, unknown artist.  The card says "It is not the sunshine but your smile to make the word brilliant." 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

USA - Indiana

A card featuring teeth, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.  From my dentist to remind me that I should make an appointment to see him!

Friday, November 28, 2014



Hadrian's Temple, built around 118-138 AD by Emperor Hadrian, located in the ancient city of Ephesus, in the modern state of Turkey.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

USA - Indiana

Today's postcard is of a field of turkeys on a farm in Indiana.  

I've sent this card a view times, but thought it was a nice Thanksgivings Day postcard to present.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

USA - Indiana

The Nashville House Restaurant and General Store, Nashville, Indiana

This is one of my favorite restaurants.  As a kid we'd go there every summer and often in the Autumn.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

United Kingdom

This card was sent by my long-time friend, Annie.  I've known Annie since she probably for over a decade or more.  This card was sent from the UK while her and her husband now live there.  It is a book cover card of The Case of the Dangerous Dowager; however, could this card could also be called "The Case of the Mysteriously Detouring Postcard."  Much like this card which somehow was missent to Sri Lanka on a trip from the US state of Indiana to Germany, Annie's card arrived in Indiana with the below tag, showing that it had been originally "Missent to Australia"!  

Monday, November 24, 2014



This card of various views from the capital city of the Russian Federation was a direct swap from Victoria.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

USA - Ohio

This card is of a VC-137C (Boeing 707) No. 26000 also known as "Air Force One".  It is on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, however it is in a special hanger on base.  

This particular aircraft was the plane that flew President John F. Kennedy both to Dallas and back to Washington following his assassination.  The plane also was the one that President Nixon flew on to China. 

Friday, November 21, 2014


A direct swap card from Patrycja in Poland.  This card says Greetings from Kazimierz Dolny, a town on the Vistula River.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Stintino on Sardinia.  This was a direct swap from postcrossing user Elyn90.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The Freud Museum, in Vienna, Austria.

The card shows the part of the museum where people can view the few moments of video that exists of Freud.  However, when I went to the museum they were showing a Andy Warhol film of people laying down and making out/maybe having sex on a couch with other people around them.  All I remember is in the film someone broke a glass or large light-bulb-looking-item over the couple and then started vacuuming the glass up.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hong Kong

A card of a panda with some bamboo.  This card was a direct swap from Hong Kong.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

South Korea

Snow-covered scene of the Donhwamun (gate) 

From the reverse of the card on this private swap: "Donwhamun was built in 1412.  This gate was rebuilt in 1609 which is the oldest gate in remained gate of our country's palace."