Saturday, May 31, 2014



Statue of Ukrainian actress Mary K. Zankovetskaya

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014



Tomsk, Russia, a 400+ year-old city in Siberia

The photo on the card is of: "The administrative building of a special technical-economical-type area."

Which sounds like double-speak and is awesome.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

USA - Iowa

The Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center, Sioux City, Iowa

This was actually a pretty awesome museum in a land-based river boat.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

USA - South Carolina

She-Crab Soup, Charleston, South Carolina

I haven't tried the recipe, but this is one of the best soups I've ever eaten.

Monday, May 26, 2014



A Bust of Jupiter Serpis at the National Archaeological Museum, Florence, Italy

Yup, this is another one of those cards which look like they should come from one country, but you discover got mailed from a totally different part of the world.  

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

United Kingdom

From Catherine

My friend Catherine told me a story about when she was in a taxi in New York.  The driver noticed her English accent and asked her where she was from:

       "You're from London?" he asked her.
       "No, I'm from Leeds.  It's in England!"
       "England?  Is that in London?"
       "Yes," she said, defeated.  "Yes...England is in London..."

Monday, May 19, 2014


Freud's room where he saw patients.  No, you cannot lay down on the couch and tell your innermost secrets and desires.

Vienna, Austria

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Wrocław, Poland

My friend Mark sent me this card via Amsterdam.  Knowing that I had a fondness for Poland, he thought I'd get a bigger kick out of this apparently than a card from the Netherlands.

Friday, May 16, 2014



A very fanciful artwork whose name is in Russia or Ukrainian but is apparently done by someone named Kate Dudnik

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014



The card is apparently of Moscow and dates from the 1960s.  I am told it says "Happy New Year".  

I love these older kinds of cards.  The pictures are beautiful and the idea that the card was waiting at least a good 40-plus years to get sent all the way to the other side of the world is pretty amazing.   

Saturday, May 10, 2014



The bell-tower of Bogojalenski (Theopany) Cathedral, Kazan, Russia

Friday, May 9, 2014

USA - Illinois

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, at Navy Pier

I cannot highly enough recomend visiting the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  I went yesterday to see the new presentation of Henry V there yesterday! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The 100th Card Received!: USA - Vermont, USA - Ohio



On  Thursday April 23, 2014, my 100th and 101st official Postcrossing cards that I received arrived in my mailbox.  The two cards both came from the United States.  The top card (US-2753843) was sent from the Vermont/New Hampshire border, while the lower card (US-2752902) was sent from Ohio.  The one card shows a Vermont "Sugar House" while the second postcard depicts what appears to be an old photograph of a women in a long dress walking a street with a child.  Unfortunately the second card doesn't give any further context to the image.

The card from Vermont traveled 1,249 km (776 miles) in 3 days (which is also the quickest a card has ever taken to get to me.  The cad from Ohio traveled  411 km (255 miles) in 4 days.

For the first 101 sent cards, I've so far received cards from 30 different countries: Germany (14), Russia (10), Netherlands (11), USA (8) Ukraine (8), China (5), Czech Republic (4), Taiwan (4), Finland (4), Belgium (3), Turkey (3), United Kingdom (3), Belarus (3), Brazil (2), Lithuania (2), France (2), Hong Kong (2), Australia (1), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), India (1), Norway (1), Sweden (1),  Switzerland, (1), Thailand (1), Venezuela (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Malaysia (1), and Poland (1).

Monday, May 5, 2014

USA - Indiana

A rather old car of Purdue University which was mailed on May 5, 1920: 96 years ago today!  I believe this would be currently looking towards the Hello Walk with your back to the Stewart Center.  

The stone pillars are still there.  The metal gates are long gone.  The building on the right side of the card appears to be a building where currently is located either the Math Building or Class of 1950 Lecture Hall.  This may have been Purdue Hall.  The card also mentions that it is hand tinted.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

USA - Nevada


A very sparkly Las Vegas card and my fist official US Postcrossing card.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Poland is a slight cheat saying this is from Poland.  I bought this card at the Art Institute of Chicago on my very first ever visit there.  However, it is of an anonymous painting from Krakow featured in the art exhibit about Polish art and the winged hussars (ie: winged horsemen visible in the painting).  

The painting's title: Entry of the Wedding Procession of Constance of Austria and Sigismund III into Cracow [Krakow]: The King's Hussar Regiment.

However, today is also Polish Constitution Day, commemorating the May 3, 1791 constitution of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.  .It is often considered the oldest written constitution in Europe and the second oldest in the world behind that of the United States.  

Friday, May 2, 2014


Matera, Italy
Thanks to Elisa for sending this to me from her native Italy!

Extra cool bonus about this card?  When addressing it she actually spelled out United States of America in Italian.  :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Havana, Playa de Marianao, Marianao bathing beach

Card dated 1953, Republic of Cuba