Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sent by: alcott1 (on Flickr)
For: Private swap
Notes: Usually, photos of the Gateway Arch are looking towards the city of St. Louis. This one, however, is looking across the Mississippi River towards Illinois.
Sent by: snoopy
For: Private swap
Notes: "A reproduction of the Santa Maria, flagship of Christopher Columbus, is docked on the Scioto River north of the Broad Street Bridge in downtown Columbus." I guessing that since they have a replica of Columbus' ship, Columbus, Ohio is named after Christopher Columbus.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Sent by: minicape
ID number: FI-547466
Notes: When received this card, I was quite confused by the sender's note on the back that this card was a combination of zoo and Disney (two of my wishlist items). I didn't see anything Disney about it. But then I noticed the lower-left corner. Apparently it IS indeed a Disney card. Either that, or someone is going to get into trouble for copyright infringement! According to minicape, the caption says "Greetings from the domain of Donald Duck".
Sent by: Waliina
ID number: FI-497544
Notes: I received a number of cards of Disney characters like this, because my Postcrossing wishlist mentioned Disney cards. Of course, I was expecting cards from the Disney theme parks. I've learned that it helps to be specific. :) This is an adorable card, though, and Waliina wrote the message so neatly that it almost looks like it was printed rather than written.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sent by: Annaya
ID number: PH-8583
Notes: The back of this card had one of the longest captions that I have ever seen. (Click on the picture to read it on Flickr.) It's mostly about how many times Fort Santiago has been destroyed and rebuilt. Let's just say that is ALOT.
Sent by: malayangbuwan
ID number: PH-7725
Notes: This is one of those unusual cards where the back is vertical as well. My address is at the top with the message from malayangbuwan below it. That must be acceptable to the postal service, because clearly the card arrived.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sent by: Valj
ID number: RU-38440
Notes: This is the Saint Nicholas Church in the town of Byngi, Russia, which is located in the Urals. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any more information on it. The town is apparently too small to have an entry on Wikipedia.
Sent by: natuzzi
For: Museums Around the World Round Robin - Group 4
Notes: As you can see, this is the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg. It is an art museum, so not a place I'd like to visit, but it is certainly a beautiful building.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sent by: Nitrocat (on Atlas Quest)
Notes: Nitrocat was kind enough to send me a couple of postcards when she took a trip to New Orleans. The most famous Mardi Gras celebration in the USA takes place in New Orleans, although clearly this photo wasn't taken during Mardi Gras. I somehow don't think a little rain would stop the drunken revelers from partying, do you?
Sent by: otiscjmobu
From: Louisiana, USA
ID number: US-1517694
Notes: What a happy Mardi Gras jester. This is another card that I received very recently. Again, don't get used to it. I still have a lot of old cards to get through.