Postcards From the World: Rush Hour, Germany

It’s been months since I’ve posted here about a card received from a Postcrosser somewhere in the world. I have not been sending (and, therefore, receiving) as many cards as I used to, with recent increases in the cost of international postage. But I have still been sending and receiving a few postcards every month.Continue reading “Postcards From the World: Rush Hour, Germany”

Mystery Lover

When I checked my Little Free Library today, the Agatha Christie book I’d left there was gone, and I found this Post-it note. Yesterday, which is most likely when the note was left there, was actually Agatha Christie’s birthday. So I like the timing! And to the person who left the note: Yes! I’ll seeContinue reading “Mystery Lover”

Postcards From the World: London, 1958

Today’s featured postcard shows a photo taken in London, but the card comes to me from a Postcrosser in New York. The photograph is dated 1958; unfortunately, there is no other information on the card, except for the name of the photographer: Frank Horvat. He was an Italian photographer who spent much of his careerContinue reading “Postcards From the World: London, 1958”

LetterMo Update

I mentioned earlier in the month that I’m taking part again in the Month of Letters, or LetterMo, the annual challenge to write and send a piece of mail every day the post office operates in February. After having neglected to post since then about what I’ve been mailing, I guess it’s time for anContinue reading “LetterMo Update”

Postcards From the World: Death’s Garden

Today’s featured postcard is from a Postcrosser in Finland, and it’s a wonderfully weird one! The artwork shows Death taking care of plants, and was painted by Finnish symbolist artist Hugo Simberg inn 1896. It’s a strangely charming image, with Death as a gentle character carefully tending plants that symbolize human souls. The card comesContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Death’s Garden”

Month of Valentine Letters

I posted yesterday about February being the Month of Letters, or LetterMo. I’m taking the challenge, as I usually do, which means writing and mailing at least one letter or card each day this month, and replying to anyone who writes to me. Valentine’s Day is coming, so several of the cards I’ve sent inContinue reading “Month of Valentine Letters”

Postcards From the World: Calendar Girl

I received a Postcrossing card in the mail this evening that, for a moment, had me stumped. The sender, Emma, in the northern part of China, began her message on the card by complaining about the hot summer weather. Of course, it’s February. Then I looked at the date, and saw that she mailed thisContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Calendar Girl”

Postcards From the World: Mother of Lighthouses

Today I am spotlighting a postcard that arrived here yesterday from a Postcrosser named Siriku in Helsinki, Finland. The moody, dramatic photo shows Bengtskär Lighthouse, which Siriku says has a very stormy history involving treacherous waters and a World War II battle with the Soviets. According to the lighthouse’s own website, “Bengtskär is the mother,Continue reading “Postcards From the World: Mother of Lighthouses”

Postcards From the World: Un Trullo

Today I want to show off a postcard I received yesterday from an Italian Postcrosser named Francesco. He lives in Bari, in the southern Italian region of Puglia (also called Apulia), on the Adriatic coast. The picture on the card shows a historic type of house called a trullo that is unique to the area.Continue reading “Postcards From the World: Un Trullo”