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."  

Friday, November 14, 2014



This direct swap card showcases four cities in Poland.  From top right to left: Warsaw, the northern beach city of Sopot, Gdansk, and Krakow.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

USA - Illinois

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Kate Fry as Julia in The Two Gentleman of Verona (2000)

I didn't get to see this showing, but I did see the actress in As You Like It a few years ago and it was amazing!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Czech Republic


A car along with some wonderful words in Czech (Ahoj = hello!) and a bus ticket.  Sadly the bit of Czech currency she sent with the card didn't make it in the torn envelope.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Direct Swap from Poland

This card was mailed with a bunch of other cards in a multi-card private swap from Poland.  The card is from the Pilsudski Museum.  

The man's speech bubble says "We are Independent!" and on his shirt is an image of Józef Piłsudski (5 December 1867 – 12 May 1935), leader of Poland prior to in the Interwar Period.  The card is a celebration of Polish independence, which is celebrated today, November 11.  Prior to November 11, 1918 (the same day as the end of the First World War) Poland had spent the past century carved up between the empires of Russia, Prussia, and Austria-Hungary.

Despite the card being mailed in an envelop, the sender attached a few Polish stamps to the postcard as well.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Istanbul, Turkey

This card, sent by a friend and owner of the awesome site The Postcard Blog, is of Sultanahmet Mosque by night.  It came with awesome Turkish stamps.

Possibly one of the largest stamps I've ever seen, this one celebrates the opening of the Marmady ail tunnels under the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul.  It measures just about 3 inches by 3 inches!

This second slight smaller stamp at 3 inches by 1.5 inches, apparently mentions Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a country only recognized by Turkey.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Odessa, Ukraine

A view of Lanjeronovskaya street, after sunset and in the early morning.  A direct swap.

Saturday, November 8, 2014



Double postcards from Belgium.

Left: Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola, King and Queen of the Belgians (until 21 July 2013)

Right: King Philip and Queen Mathilde, King and Queen of the Belgians (since 21 July 2013)

Friday, November 7, 2014

USA - Indiana

This beautiful card is of Brown County State Park around the town of Nashville, Indiana.  The area is absolutely beautiful during the Autumn.  

Thursday, November 6, 2014

USA - Texas


A  postcard of Vincent van Gogh's Lupanar: Tavern Scene

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


LeMont Saint-Michel

A private swap card from Thalicious, who previously sent this previous card.   Pictured is UNESCO list of World Heritage Site Mont Saint-Michel, off of the coast of Normandy, France

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Direct swap from Tania in Ukraine.  This was another of my favorite cards that someone saw that I had marked and decided to send to me.  The image is a collage of Polaroids or postcards which are set in such a fashion to look like the country of Ukraine.  

The message on the card says (in Ukrainian and English) "Did you know...that Ukraine is the largest country the territory of which is entirely situated in Europe"

Monday, November 3, 2014



A map of the Moscow Rapid Transit system.  I love how complicated and yet beautiful it looks with all of the various colors and the brown ring-line connecting pretty much everything else.  This card was originally a favorite of mine on Postcrossing that I wanted and that the sender noticed and decided to mail to me when she looked at my favorite cards.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Gran Canaria via Switzerland

This was a direct swap from Postcrossing.  Picuted is Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands off of Spain, but the card was stamped and sent from Switerland

Saturday, November 1, 2014

United Kingdom

Holmfirth from Victoria Park, in West Yorkshire, sent to me by my friend Catherine from Leeds, England.