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This charming retro card of the marketplace in Most was sent by a Czech postcrosser who lives in that city, located in the north of her country. Known for its system of bridges, Most takes its name from the Czech word for bridge. Its German name is Brux, from Brucke, German for bridge.
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A friend who never sends postcards sent this one of Shenandoah National Park. She and her husband are on a "Harley" trip with two other couples. Her message said that they are riding these same windy, winding roads, beautiful but cold. Here too it's cold--and wet.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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This postcard came this week from the USPS, advertising its annual food bank drive. I was miffed last year when, after putting a bag of non-perishables out for pick-up, the carrier ignored it. I think the problem is that the Saturday carrier is a substitute. In the end, I took the bag to my local post office, which always has a collection going.
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
A Canadian postcrosser in Winnipeg sent this happy card, an illustration by Karen Barbour called Capture My Heart. She also wrote that Winnipeg is the geographical center of North America but most of her message was about walking her two lovable mutts and the early spring (five weeks earlier than usual) this year.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A Belarus postcrosser sent this lovely postcard of camellias. She wrote that she got my address on March 28, which happens to be Camellia Day in Japan, hence this card. I'd forgotten all about Camellia Day, which I only really remember from living up in Iwate. A town on the Sanriku coast there had an annual camellia festival in March. I happen to love camellias. One of my favorite images of camellias came from a local train I used to take from Tsuruga to Obama, in Fukui prefecture. Somewhere on that run bamboo and camellia grew wild along the tracks. If the season were right, I would catch the wild camellias in bloom. The smoky green of the bamboo and vivid red of the blossoms were stunning. A painting of much the same scene was used on the cover of Echizen takeningyo by Fukui novelist Mizukami Tsutomu.
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PostMuse sent this postcard of the iconic Warhol painting. Um-um-um good, though it's been forever since I thought that about the soup itself. PostMuse wrote that she took some visiting postcrossing travelers to the Warhol Museum there in Pittsburgh. I've several times dropped by it on my way to ballgames at PNC Park.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Recent postings show an affinity for "all creatures great and small". I wasn't thinking about that, though, when I made this postcard. I came across the 'fact' cited on it months ago while doing a bit of research on coral snakes. It kept kicking around my head but is now laid to rest.
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Not only is Chase Utley a god among baseball players but also he saves animals. Utley and his wife Jenn work with the Pennsylvania SPCA and have some rescue cats and dogs of their own. I made this card the other day when the couple were putting on their annual Utley's All-Stars casino night, held to raise money to fight cruelty to animals. The Utleys also have a foundation, named for their dog Etana.
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