Thursday, April 27, 2017

United Kingdom


The Rose, 1592

This card of Shakespeare's globe (The Rose 1592) is a card based on the issuance of a 1995 stamp designed by C. Walter Hodges.  The card comes form Swansea, Wales.  I was the 15th state that the card was sent to.



Hunedoara Romania

The photo depicts Corgin's Castle which the user says is considered the largest fortified castle in Europe.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Fryderyk Chopin in house dress by Teofil Kwitkowski (after 1849), in the collection of the Fryderyk Chopin Museum, Warsaw.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

USA - Nevada


The Library.  It's a classic. 

This card was made by the user's local library around Las Vegas, Nevada after it on the 2014 National Medical for Museum and Library Service.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

USA - Florida


Shakespeare Plays

Armado: Warble, child; make passionate my sense of hearing.
Moth: Concolinel, [Singing.]
Armado: Sweet air!  Go, tenderness of years; take this key, give enlargement to the swain, bring him festiately hither: I must employ him a letter to my love

Illustration by Normal Wilkinson of Four Oaks from Love's Labour's Lost, Players' Shakespeare series, 1924.

Today marks the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth (and also his death.)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Soviet Union


The Exhibition of National Economic Achievements of the USSR.  The Fountain of People's Friendship.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Soviet Union


Gorky Street

The street has since been renamed "Tverskaya Street" since the end of the Soviet Union.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Soviet Union


In the late 1980s or early 1990s, my aunt went to the Soviet Union and brought back a packet of postcards that she never sent out.  I have 18 or so postcards from this period and I thought I'd share them one week at a time. 

This card shows The Russian Federation Council of Ministers and Council for Economic Assistance.  The white building is the "Russian White House" which was heavily damaged and partly burned during the 1993 coup attempt.  

Friday, April 14, 2017


Warsazawa - Pomnik Fryderyka Chopina

The Monument to Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer, in Warsaw's Łazienki Park.

The original statue was destroyed by the Germans during the World War II occupation of Warsaw, but was recast after the war from the original mold.  It was one of the first signs of Polish culture that the German's targeted for destruction.  Legend has it that the day afterword a sign appeared where the statue had stood saying  "I don’t know who destroyed me, but I know why: so that I won’t play the funeral march for your leader."[

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Torun - Grod Mikolaja Kopernika

The City of Nicholas Copernicus

Wednesday, April 12, 2017



Łańcut, pronounced "wein-soot" in southern Poland in the Subcarpathian area of Poland.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

USA - Indiana

Purdue University

This card features the Engineering Fountain, with the bell tower, and Hovde Hall of Purdue University.  During the summer months students routinely run through the fountain to cool off from the summer heat or lay out on the accompanying stone and parkway. 

Friday, April 7, 2017


Throughout Spain, domes inspired by the Islamic buildings of the moors are dramatic and enduring focal points of the changing cityscape, as in this bright blue-and-white dome that echoes the ever-changing sky.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


A seventeenth-century house in Esplugas, a charming village on the outskirts of Barcelona, boasts wooden beams and plaster walls painted in the nineteenth century.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


An African bird, two Mexican crosses, and a carved wooden angel are arranged on and near a large Guatemalan table in a whitewashed stone house on the island of Mallorca.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


In a traditional whitewashed house on the island of Minorca, antique puppets are crowded into a build-in cupboard that closes with an Art Nouveau-style carved wood and glass door.

Monday, April 3, 2017


A wrought-iron balustrade details each of the windows that open onto the courtyard of Antonio Gaudi's La Pedrera apartment building in Barcelona.

And thus we begin another week of Spainish postcards from my friend Mark.  For further information on the building, check out its Wikipedia page here.