Friday, March 30, 2012

the Basilica of Saint Sernin, Toulouse

The Basilica of Saint Sernin, Toulouse, France
This is the largest Romanesque church in Europe.
For further details, visit Sacred Destinations and read the interesting post.

thanks to Sheila from A Postcard a Day for sending this card.

I have posted a review of: Mrs. Delany's Flowers 18-th Century Paper Mosaics: A book of Postcards on my other blog. Click the title to read that post and then leave a comment there to be entered to win a postcard from that collection.

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy.  For more postcard fun, be sure to visit.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bad Bicycle

A friend of mine wiped out on his bicycle recently and was banged up pretty bad.  
I sent him this card with the hopes that it would give him a smile.

From: The Art of Pixar: 100 Collectible Postcards.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Oh Please, take me away to Hawaii

Arrived a few days ago from one of the Hawaiian Islands. 
 It was the first card that a new Postcrosser sent. I few privileged.

It features the Waimea Canyon.
A must see on Kaua'i.  Waimea Canyon is the largest canyon in the Pacific. 
 It is over ten miles long, one mile wide and 3500 feet deep.  
(from the back of the card).


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Northern Scandinavia

Received from a Postcrosser in Finland.  The card says that the the area shown is Northern Scandinavia, though the sender corrects to say that Finland is actually located in Fennoscandia.

The postage stamp is printed on the back of the card.  The image reminds me of the petroglyphs (rock carvings) that some of the Canadian First Nations do.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One for the Birds

For the Birds
Concept art by Ralph Eggleston

I am sending this card along to a friend of mine who is an avid bird watcher.  
I am wondering if he has seen such a bird before.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Coffee anyone?

The Coffee Pot - Davidson, Saskatchewan  This is a 7.3 metre tall sculpture.  When I asked Postcrossing for a new address to send a postcard, I read that the recipient likes coffee.  Could think of a better card to send.  It's off to Poland.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Munchen - Home of the Original Oktoberfest

This wonderful card arrived from Munchen, Germany this past week.  It shows views of : Karlsplatz (Stachus) mit Karlstor und Turme der Frauenkirche, Justizpalast am Karlsplatz. Wittelsbacher Brunnen, Karlstor (westliches Stadttor der historischen Altstadt von Munchen).

Karlsplatz - Charles Square

Oktoberfest is also celebrated in Kitchener/Waterloo, which are the next towns from where I live.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Great Photos in History

Did I mention that my son is studying photography at college.  As part of the course, he has to prepare several presentations on successful photographers.  One person that he has learned about is Yousuf Karsh.

My son told me a story about the central image of Winston Churchill.  He related that the photo shoot had been going on for a lot longer than Mr. Churchill expected.  He lit a cigar and was smoking it.  Mr. Karsh walked over to him, took the cigar and threw it out.  That is why Mr. Churchill has such an expression on his face.  True or not, a good story.

For more postal fun, be sure to visit The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Books and Postcards MIxed Box

Along with being a member of Postcrossing, I am also a long time member of Bookcrossing. A few members in Calgary offered to send a box of books to be shared by Bookcrossers in the Kitchener/Waterloo area.  They have arrived and what a terrific selection.  In return, we are sending them a box of books.  Along with the books, I have included the following postcards, with the request that they mail them out to book lovers that they know.

If you are a member of Bookcrossing and would like to receive one of these cool book cover postcards in the mail, leave me a comment and I'd be happy to send out a few, but in exchange you will have to agree to send out a postcard to someone else.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giant Easter Eggs invade Canadian Town

This is an interpretation of the giant Ukrainian egg in Vegreville, Alberta.   It is made in the style of Ukrainian Pysanka.  Here's and image of the actual egg.

This card is being sent as a surprise to a collector in South Africa 

The winner of the Black History Month postcard is: Sheila.  
I have sent her a private email.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Mailbox

I received these two postcards in the mail . The Gandhi one was not from India which I would have guessed but actually from Finland from a young lady from Postcrossing .
the other postcard came from the Netherlands. I have loved Winnie the Pooh since I was a little girl and first saw this ginormous (might not have been as big as I thought being a little toddler things are not always as big as they appear lol) Winnie the Pooh in the Kids clothing section at our local Sears store. So I was quite happy to receive this from another Postcrossing member.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Town Image Postcard

My most recent request from Postcrossing was to send a card showing images from my town.  Well, my town is too tiny to have a post office or postcards of it's own, so I went to the next town.  It has a very lively tourist trade, thus it was easy to find a card to send to Belgium.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Year of the Dragon

This wonderful Year of the Dragon card is on it's way to a lucky Postcrossing member in Taiwan.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

From Down Under

This wonderful card and stamp arrived this week from Australia.  PostCrossing is a fun place to belong and play.  Love there line that tells me how many times my mailbox has been happy this week.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Black History Month - Giveaway


I was at the post office yesterday looking for some Year of the Dragon cards and found this wonderful Black History Month one.  It's an image of Canadian Baseballer Fergie Jenkins, issued 2011 02 01.

Do you want this postcard to land in your mailbox, then leave a comment and I'll be drawing one name to win the card.  You can elect to have it sent to you or to your favourite baseball fan.  International entries encouraged.

For more postcard fun, be sure to visit The Best Hearts are Crunchy for PostCard Friendship Friday.