Monday, June 30, 2014

USA - Wisconsin


I picked this card up while visiting family in Mount Horeb Wisconsin.  The area is very Norwegian and generally Scandinavian-influenced, including the town being a "Troll Capital in the US."  

Pictured in this card is apparently the "Tourist Troll".  Woodcarving Michael J. Feeney

Sunday, June 29, 2014

USA - Colorado


Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado

This is the football stadium on the campus of the University of Colorado 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Turkey


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An unnamed Pierre Renoir painting postcard, from Ankara, Turkey

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

France


La dune du Pyla (English: Dune of Pilat)

This card brought to us from my friend Melissa on her trip to Bordeaux, France in 2010.  This is the largest sand dune in Europe.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

USA - New Mexico


The famous staircase in the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This is a beautiful former Catholic church in Santa Fe.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ukraine by way of Turkey


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Let's play where is this card from?  If you can check it, it shows that the language on the monument pedestal is in Cyrlic.  So, with that knowledge, let's guess Russia?  Belarus?  Ukraine?  Some other former Soviet Republic?

Nope.  This card came to me via Istanbul, Turkey.  The sender is a Ukrainian-born young women living in Istanbul.  

The photo is of her birthplace in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.  The monument is to O.M. Poul, the first honoary citizen of Dnipropetrovsk.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Germany


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The card is of course in German.  It is a quote from Hans Kruppa a German poet and writer, wishing people among other things luck.





Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Australia


Uluru - Ayers Rock, Central Australia

Thanks to Penny for sending me this card.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Belarus


A direct swap from Bealrus from Nastia of the US tv-show, The Big Bang Theory

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

USA - Illinois


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This travel poster card is from nowhere near Lago di Como.  Instead it came all the way from Illinois and is currently the shortest distance of a Postcrossing card I've received.  How far away did this card travel to get to me?  

It traveled a grand total of 53 km (33 miles) in 7 days.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Netherlands


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Georges Seurat,  Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte – 1884 
(English: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – 1884)

The original, very, very large painting of this is currently housed at the world-famous Art Institute of Chicago.  This card, however, came from the Netherlands.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

USA - Florida


The Breakers Resort, Palm Beach, Florida

This is an amazing resort.  As you can see there were no less than five outdoor swimming pools.  The one nearest the camera was the relaxation pool where pretty much everyone was quiet.  Even the young children who would come to that pool would just swim and quietly enjoy the water rather than jumping around and splashing.  It was amazingly tranquil.  

Friday, June 13, 2014

South Korea


Private Swap from South Korea

UNESCO World Heritage site Suwon Hwaseong Fortress



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Austria


Freud's living room and couch.  Sadly, no, you can not lay down on it and tell your inner most desires and thoughts.

Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Belgium


Unofficial Postcrossing post from the sender of BE-269802

Greetings from the Mas Port Pavilion, Antwerp, Belgium

Friday, June 6, 2014

Austria


Motzart's birthplace, Salzburg, Austria.  

The yellow building on the card is the birthplace of Motzart and home to the most surreal, bizarre, and wonderfully odd museum I may ever have gone to.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sweden


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This was one of the first two cards I received from Postcrossing.  I received this one and one from Belgium on the same day

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Russia


Ivan Shishkin's Morning in a Pine Forrest 1889

Direct swap from Valery in Russia. 

Added bonus: Russian and Soviet Union stamps!  



Apparently Soviet stamps are still usable in Russia?  Can anyone verify this for me?  Or translate what the stamps say?  

Sunday, June 1, 2014

USA - Washington, DC


The Newseum, Washington, DC.  

I got this card the first or second year that the Newseum (a museum for the news and, to an extent, the First Amendment right of free speech and freedom of the press) was opened.  It was probably the most expensive museum I went to in DC that year (The Smithsonian is free!  Tax dollars at work!), but totally worth it.