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
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
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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
Monday, December 15, 2014
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
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
Friday, December 12, 2014
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!