Thursday, 14 December 2017

Russia - Movie/Book Related

November 21, 2017

This card showed up in my mailbox last month and is from Galina.  She wrote a friendly note and used gorgeous stamps too, so I really enjoyed this postcard.

She wrote,

"Hello from Russia, Helen.  This postcard is about the film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Have you watched this movie? I like this.

I wish you good cards, good and happiness!

Galina"

 I think this is a really cool card.  Unfortunately for me, I can't read the printing on the card, so I don't know if the artist's name is there or not. It does quite look like Eddie Redmayne in a way.

Look at these gorgeous stamps.  Very beautiful. I don't know if she knew that pears are one of the products from my region of Japan or not. Just lovely.  I also love the hand written "Par Avion!" underneath.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Germany - Books

November 21, 2017

This card came from Barbara in Germany with a short and sweet note.  Thank you!

She wrote,

"Dear Helen,
Postcrossing is a wonderful way to show that all people on earth are connected. I like it! All the best for you! Happy postcrossing!

Barbara"

Old books
photo by pmartike
 An interesting stamp, especially for me.

Monday, 4 December 2017

United States - Art

November 20, 2017

This interesting card came from Steph in the US. It has a short note and a quote, so quite cool really.

She wrote,
"Sending good vibes your way!

HAPPY POSTCROSSING!

Steph, Lexington, Ky, USA

"If you knew time as well as I do, you would not talk about wasting it."  Lewis Carroll

Michelangelo
The Fall of Phaethon, 1533 Black Chalk

Friday, 1 December 2017

Taiwan - Movie Card

November 20, 2017

This cool card came from Taiwan to me.  It was sent by Yi-Wei and she wrote a very short and friendly note on the card.

She wrote,

"Hello! Greetings from Taiwan, my name is Yi-Wei. I'm glad to have opportunity to send card to you. I hope you enjoy it. Welcome to Taiwan! Yi-Wei."

I did see this film, but sadly I didn't really like it.  I thought the one with Brendan Fraser was much better.



An interesting stamp too!

Thanks Yi-Wei!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

India - Food

November 16, 2017

This interesting card came to me from India.  It was sent by Ashok and he wrote a friendly note on the back of the card.

He wrote,
"Hi,
Warm Greetings from India.
My name is Ashok K J
I live in Dharwad, Karnataka
a place known for its universities
and culture of luminaries. [Honestly, I'm guessing at what he wrote here. It was hard to read.]
With regards"

Upma
 The caption on the back of the card was quite long, but interesting. It explained the food on the front of the card.  It is called Upma or Uppittu.  It's a common South Indian breakfast dish which is cooked as a porridge from semolina or rice flour.  Various seasonings are added during cooking, depending on what the cook likes!  There's more, but it goes into the differences in regions and words. so I'll save it for now!


The stamps are also rather interesting.  They were put on sideways, so I turned them "right side up" for ease of viewing.  I hope you like them too!


Monday, 27 November 2017

Taiwan - Books and Tea

November 14, 2017

This card came to me from Taiwan, with a short note from the sender.  She didn't even sign her name!

She wrote,
"Hi Helen:
This postcard is design by a famous bookstore in Taiwan.  This both include tea and books. Hope you like it."

It is a commercial card, but I don't mind those if they are on topics I like, and this one is.


It is a pity that the cancellation mark covers so much of the stamp. It is quite beautiful.  

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Actor in Black and White

 November 11, 2017

I've been a little busy this week trying to get a few pre-Christmas things done, so I apologize for not posting earlier.

This great card comes from Martina in Germany and shows a very famous actor/politician.  I thought the picture was intriguing.

Martine wrote,
"Hello Helen.
I like "Arnie" in the Terminator films. And I like Craig's-Bond films, too.  And I like the Autumn. I like to run through the foliage. This is rustling nicely.

This year I've travelled in the Serengeti in Africa. That was my big dream for years. I've seen many animals. Have a nice day.

Many greetings, Martina."



USA, 1977 Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER

The stamps she used are also interesting.  I don't think I've seen either before.