I don't know why but when I do a Google search trying to find information about a card I receive I can't help when it pops up on the screen to think "Wow, that looks exactly like the picture!" Of course it should - it's the same place! This card shows a views of the Hotel Forsthaus in 1935 and present day. Katja, a veterinarian from Leipzig sent this to me after a recent weekend getaway there. She said it was a great holiday and the surrounding nature was worth the visit.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Lisa is a student in Berlin. She was on vacation at the end of April in New York City with her Dad. She sent this card to me from there. She wrote lots of little tidbits about herself. My favourite "I love snowflakes and cornflakes" So fun!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
KukuNiao lives in Singapore and sent this card from an amusement park called Haw Par Villa. He wrote that he found these old cards in a bookstore. Quite an interesting read about the history of the park. He also used "Year of the Dragon" (2012) stamps.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Frauke made a post in the forum looking for cards with cassette tapes and/or vinyl albums. I knew I had the perfect card for her, just one problem - I get lots of official cards from Germany. I tend to swap only when it is going to be something different or outside of the official site. I noticed on her trade album she had several cards from Luxembourg and asked her about them. As it turns out her boyfriend works there so she was able to have the card sent from there too. The card shows views of the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City. Great card for my collection and Frauke is just as happy with the swap as I am.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I received this card the same day as the parrot card, however this one took 32 days to reach me. Nastya is 15, lives in Moscow and goes to school. On the card she stapled a ticket stub from a movie she recently saw, a comedy called "Suicide". She wrote it was funny and from watching the trailer I would agree in a twisted sort of way. Nastya, also marked off where she lives on the map - fun!
Friday, May 17, 2013
15 days from Russia, Siberia to be more precise is pretty fast. These birds must have been flying non-stop! Glaina lives in Novosibersk and wrote that Spring has come at last. We have had frost the last couple of nights and flurries most of Mother's Day, kind of scared to see what summer might look like if this is supposed to be Spring!