Since Saturday I have received 5 postcards, so thought I had better write about them right away for your viewing pleasure. The cards I received are quite nice and some of them have amazing stamps. Follow along and see....
From the US comes this picture of New York. It isn't a regular "tourist" view, but I like it a lot. It comes from Brooklyn. The senders, who are two illustrators and authors of children's books say that they like to go walking through Williamsburg to see what new murals have appeared.
|New York, Lower East Side, 1990|
Sadly, the Post Office managed to blank out most of Marilyn's face, but Humphrey Bogart and Hattie McDaniel still look good.
My next postcard came from Russia and shows something that most of us think of as dull and uninteresting, a subway station. But, take a look at this metro station's vestibule in Russia. Wow!
|Vestibule of the metro station Kiyevskaya-Koltsevaya (in the circular line), 1954|
Laure in France sent me the next postcard. It's quite a famous one that most of you will have seen before. It is by Robert Doisneau, who is one of her favourite photographers. She wrote that he has a beautiful and optimistic eye on the world.
|Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, 1950. Photograph by Robert Doisneau|
I received two cards today and this is what I got. In the first one, I think that this is a lobster...any thoughts? I'm guessing white wine and maybe dill?
This guy came from Finland, from Leena. She is really looking forward to summer! She's going to her summer cottage soon where she'll go swimming in the lake and will eat grilled food. Ooh, can I come too?
|Greetings from Vlissingen/Flushing|
Annemarie from the Netherlands sent this card to me. It has a cut out top...I put the green behind the card so that it would show up on the screen.
The statue is of Michiel de Ruyter, a famous and skilled Dutch Admiral. He was born in Vlissingen.
It's a very cool card!
Once again, 5 interesting cards. I just sent 4 cards off today so hopefully they'll be received soon. What will be in my mailbox tomorrow? I can't wait to find out.