Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Short and Sweet

When I started Postcrossing, I realized how difficult it can be to write a message to someone that you have never met and that you know very little about, so it never surprises me when I receive a postcard with a very short message. Here are a few postcards that I received with short messages (so I will make very short comments about them). This multiview from Austria was sent to my office Postcrossing account by Danubia. I have visited Austria, but I have not been to Vienna. I am not sure what any of these buildings are. One looks to be a cathedral. :) This card is from Elisarocha in Brazil. It shows scenes from her city, Fortaleza, which is the capital of the state of Ceará. It is a big tourist area because of the numerous beaches. I traded with Paloma in China and received this card of Shanghai. That is quite a highway system! This card from Denmark has a very short - correction - non-existent message. It is completely blank. I have no idea where it came from. I am very sorry to whomever sent this card to me. I wish I knew who you were. In case you didn't know, the card show the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. The statue has a rather interesting history of vandalism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid_(statue) This card has no message either. It is not actually a traditional postcard, so there was no room on it for a message. It is actually an advertisement for some sort of theater show, or possible performance art. It is in German, so I am not sure. This card was sent to me as an official Postcrossing card by kleo2006. Finally, I received this card from eheri in Hungary. Miskolc is the third most populous (populated?) city in Hungary. This card does not say what any of the building are either. Apparently some postcard manufacturers don't realize that people may be curious about that!