Friday, October 31, 2014


A direct swap from Moldova of some national dishes.  According to the card their national dishes are zama, mamaliga, brinza, placinta, and mujdei.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Private Swap from Darya on Mallorca.  The card is of the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

United Kingdom

GB - 534203

A card of he London 2012 Paalympic Games symbol over a Union Jack.

Monday, October 27, 2014



George Town Street Art of Penang, Malaysia

Clockwise from the left:

No Plastic Bag Sculpture, Prangin Lane
Children in a Boat Mural, Chew Jetty
Little Children on a Bicycle Mural, Armenian Street

Sunday, October 26, 2014



This card is from Poland but is a card acquired in Minsk, Belarus.  I don't speak Belorussian, so I'm not sure what it says.  I was told that it says "My love".

Saturday, October 25, 2014



Koli National Park in the North Karelia region of Finland.  It's really beautiful.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The 200th Postcard Sent!: USA - Lithuania

The 200th postcard to arrive at its destination!

On Monday, my 200th card sent via the official Postcrossing website was registered.  The card was registered by Postcrossing member AustejaM on  20 October, 2014 and traveled a distance of 4,685 miles to travel to Zarasai, Lithuania in 15 days.  The card had been sent on 5 October, 2014.

The card picturing two horses and was purchased at one of my favorite places to get postcards, Von's Book store in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The reverse of the card reads: "Indiana horses vary from animals for sport an recreation to hard-working teams of the Amish Farmers."

For the first 200 official Postcrossing postcards I've so far sent, they've been sent from the following nations which combine for a total distance sent of 927,688 miles : 

The United States (28), 
Germany (27), 
Netherlands (22), 
Finland (13), 
Taiwan (13), 
Ukraine (11), 
Japan (10), 
Belarus (10), 
Russia (10), 
China (8), 
Poland (7), 
The United Kingdom (5), 
Hong Kong (4), 
Czech Republic (4),

Two postcards from each:

One postcard from each:
New Zealand
South Africa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


The Royal Hawaii hotel, known locally as "The Pink Palace" on Oahu, Hawaii.  It is a beautiful hotel.

This card thanks to my friend Cara on Livejournal.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lost Postcards: To Malaysia

Lost Postcard: US-2865283

Card Mailed on or about: 1 July, 2014
Days Since Sent:  113 days
Postcrossing User Sent to: Wei_Ye

Yet another of the cards I've sent which seem to be taking an unusually long time to get to their destination.  Today's card was on its way to the Asian nation of Malaysia.

This card of a Sunset over an Indiana lake with two individuals fishing has gone missing in the mail.  It seems that Batu Pahat is both a town but also a district in the same area.  The user, at last check, was still active, so hopefully it is just taking a very long time to get there.  

This postcard is lost.  Please check your mailboxes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Nowomiejsa Street in Old Town, Warsaw

Thanks to Karolina for sending me this card.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

USA - Vermont

I purchased this card probably in the US state of Connecticut, but the text on the back tells me this was of the "scenic vistas of the Green Mountains as viewed from Newark, Vermont.

The picture is just a picture perfect tiny New England village, isn't it?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lost Postcards: To Russia

Lost Postcard: US-2931938

Card Mailed on or about: 12 August, 2014
Days Since Sent:  64 days
Sent to: Shchyolkovo, Russian Federation (just outside of Moscow)
Postcrossing User Sent to: Vladimir666

This is a fairly popular card that I mail out.  I actually have sent this card out in both color (as in here) and in black and white.)  The card shows the skyline of Chicago with the Hancock Building in the far right and the Sears Tower (which was officially renamed but no one calls it anything but the Sears Tower), the tallest building in the US (though the new 1 World Trade Center in New York was named as taller....we just kinda ignore that over here on the third coast.)

This card was sent to Shchyolkovo, Russia, which appears to be just outside of the capital city of Moscow.  The user is still fairly active (and Russia seems to have notoriously long times for cards to get to their location), so hopefully this card will get logged in at some point.

This postcard is lost.  Please check your mailbox.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Direct Swap from Sasha

Oh how I love cards like this.  Circa 1935

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

United Kingdom


An observation, Alan Fletcher (from The Art of Looking Sideways)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

USA - Illinois

Hofbrauhaus restaurant in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago)

I actually had a great time at this restaurant.  It's a massive Bavarian-themed hall with live music (at least when I was there on a Friday night) and a nice gift shop of German/Bavarian merchandise.  A perfect card for Oktoberfest month!

Friday, October 10, 2014

USA - Iowa

An Iowa Farm

This photo was on postcards, magnets, and pretty much everything I saw in Iowa (at multiple gas stations and stores in different parts of the state!)  I think it is just such an amazing photo.

Thursday, October 9, 2014



A new country!  Azerbaijan, a small country in the caucuses is not a huge Postcrossing country as evident by the extremely small number of the card.  This is only card 2566 from that country, and easily the lowest numbered card I've received.  

The card is of  a painting apparently called "Sona" made in 2009 by Azeri artist Ali Shamsi    A website appears to be here.

The card also comes with two awesome stamps and a very nice clear postmark from the capital city of Baku.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

USA - Wisconsin

Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.

Mt. Horeb is a small town near the state capital of Madison.  Apparently the area was apparently heavily known for Norwegian heritage and has a ton of trolls (see picture) everywhere.  

This card was sent by my cousin's daughter Evy.  Evy is not even five years old, but she wrote me a wonderful message on the reverse of the card which you can see below.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014


A Direct Swap from Penny in Queensland, Australia.  She was trying to collect a card from each and every US county.  

The card is of Government House, Western Australia.  Also, the card is a first-day-issue postcard.

Monday, October 6, 2014



Kiev, Tower of the first city water system, 1872

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

USA - Ohio

Hiroshi Yoshida's Kameido Bridge, 1927

Oddly, this card was purchased at the Dayton Art Institute, but is housed elsewhere.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

USA - Indiana

Minnetrista Center Building and Catalyst, Ball State, Muncie, Indiana

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lost Postcards: To Russia

Lost Postcard: US-2726846

Card Mailed on or about: 4 April, 2014
Days Since Sent: 181 days
Sent to: Kostomuksha, Karelian Region, Russia
Postcrossing User Sent to: dasha_95

This card of a "Hoosier Lamb" ("Hoosier" being the term for anything or one from my home state of Indiana) was last seen on its way to Russia. I thought it might be a nice card to receive around the Easter season.

Kostomuksha, the destination for this card, is a relatively young town (established in 1977) only 19 miles from the Finland-Russia Border.  

This postcard is lost.  Please check your mailboxes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


What is one of the best cards to ever get if you're into postcards and cats?

Why, a postman cat, of course!  A postman cat who just might become the unofficial mascot of this blog.

Direct swap from Anne

Postman Cat