Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Some recent mailbox smiles

Here are some colorful and amazing postcards I have received in recent weeks that put a smile on my face and hopefully will bring you some cheer, too, on this Thanksgiving Eve...

Above: Who wouldn't want to live in this village? ... Où se cache ma petite fée? is French and translates to "Where is my little fairy hiding?" (according to Google) or "Where are you my pretty fairy?" (according to the English caption on the back). This Postcrossing card is from Jeremy, a married brewery worker with two cats who lives in Pérols, France. Jeremy used washi tape and a butterfly sticker on his postcard, which is just awesome.

Above: Because when the dragon says "Freeze!!" you should freeze, right? This Postcrossing card came from China and the only handwritten message is the final portion of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Ulysses":

We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Above: This beautiful card brought extra cheer and features the TWA Moonliner that was, back in the day, a big part of Disneyland's Tomorrowland. Wernher von Braun helped with the creation of this exhibit and one of his quotes (plus some dandy space-themed vintage stamps) is included on the back: "We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming."

Above: This postcard from Ekaterina in Moscow, Russia, features a nifty illustration of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow. It was constructed in the mid 1950s and used for the 1980 Summer Olympics. As a bonus, this "Fox and the Grapes" stamp was used to mail the postcard.

Above: Finally, as autumn drifts away, here's a beautiful image from the town of Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Veronika says the town has a rotating outdoor garden theater during the summer, which might be separate from the also-famous 17th century Český Krumlov Castle theater, which is still in occasional use.

1 comment:

  1. I love them all. That fairy village is so stinkin' cute (as my Grandma would say)