Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Posted by From Priscilla at 7:48 PM
I love this card sent to me by Jozef Bajus, who was recently in Atlanta visiting his daughter. During the trip, Jozef and his wife Olga visited the High Museum, where he saw this evocative work by African-American artist Radcliffe Bailey. A mixed media piece, it is called En Route.
Posted by jacqueline at 4:59 AM
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friends Sandy and Louis stopped in Philadelphia on their way back to Maryland and visited Magic Gardens, a dizzying 'folk art environment' created by mosaicist Isaiah Zagar on South Street. Sandy wrote that she was "disoriented walking because of the multiple reflections" created by the many mirrors used in the sprawling mosaic.
Posted by jacqueline at 4:27 AM
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Priscilla sent this striking postcard she got last weekend in Washington, on a visit to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. It shows a work called Milky Way Dreaming by Aboriginal artist Janet Forrester Ngala. It made we want to go immediately to look at the night sky.
Posted by jacqueline at 5:08 AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Keeping it British, here is a vintage card of Tunbridge Wells, in Kent. Some years ago on a visit to England, my friend Carolyn took me to this old town and introduced me to a culinary ware shop where we each bought a knife for cutting tomatoes. It's the best knife of its kind and I still use mine. Love the Miss Marple look of the women at the fountain.
Posted by jacqueline at 6:56 AM
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Friend Lynn B. sent this card from a show at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthopology in Philadelphia. She and her husband recently moved to the city and are enjoying its many attractions. They spent a recent morning at the museum mainly to see the "heartbreaking Afghan war rugs, rather devastating in their beauty." They then had lunch at the iconic White Dog Cafe, before going on to see the big Sheila Hicks retrospective. Ah, city life.
Posted by jacqueline at 5:56 AM
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
As this postcard reminds me, Animals in Distress, the local rescue center I support, is having its annual radio fund-raiser this week. Alas, the center, which has been giving second chances to battered animals since 1977, is suffering a dire lack of funding. Blame the economy.
Posted by jacqueline at 9:25 AM
Friday, July 8, 2011
This tangy card is from a German postcrosser who works for one of Germany's biggest newspapers (hear, hear) and lives by the motto, If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. The card tied in perfectly with the one below from PostMuse, which arrived in the same mail delivery.
This card is part of a series by Linzie Hunter, who turned the subject lines of spam into offbeat postcards. That is making some kind of lemonade!
Posted by jacqueline at 6:28 AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A Chinese postcrosser named Yuyu sent this zany Year of the Rabbit card along with some fab stamps. The contemporary buildings featured on two of the stamps were built for the Olympics. The one at top looks like a homage to the Polaroid camera. What memories it conjures up. Love the card, love the stamps.
Posted by jacqueline at 7:41 AM
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A very interesting card from a postcrosser in Kazan, Republic of Tartarstan. She writes that her city has two distinct cultures - Russian and Tartar. A strange card shot from under a bridge, but even more striking is that little surveillance monitor. What is it looking for in these placid waters?
Posted by From Priscilla at 5:48 PM
This gorgeous viewcard from a Chinese postcrosser reminded me of the time I spent on these mountains. The trails are all paved in concrete and mostly steps up and steps down. Afterwards, I had to get a foot massage to relieve my sore legs. The fog helps create the illusion of fairies and goddesses in these mountains.
Posted by From Priscilla at 5:39 PM
The secret sharer postcrosser recommends foods that are typical in Taiwan: stinky tofu, pearl milk tea, beef noodles, and pig blood pudding. She includes the former name of her country, "Formosa," which brings back memories of the colonial past.
Posted by From Priscilla at 5:31 PM
Monday, July 4, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Who says the US has boring stamps? The USPS keeps coming out with one gorgeous sheet after another!!! Lucky again - I happened to inquire at the PO today about these stamps and the postmistress said, well yes, we have a few hidden away. I got 2 sheets right there and then! Included in this sheet are some of my favorite objects - IBM Selectric, Brownie Camera, Russel Wright dinnerware, Fiestaware, and the old-fashioned black telephone.
Posted by From Priscilla at 7:01 PM
Amazing stamp sheet commemorating the Civil War. On the left is Fort Sumter, when the Confederate forces attacked and the Union soldiers were forced to surrender. On the right is First Bull Run, which was the first significant engagement between Union and Confederate troops.
Posted by From Priscilla at 6:57 PM