I have a new philosophy in life - the 'Don't worry about it' philosophy. I shall never manage to blog all the postcards I receive. So I shall not worry about it. I shall just bring you a few of the recent ones.
1401 – A postcrossing card from Roosa. You can see all my Inge Look cards in my Picasa album.
1402 from Antje. Wuppertal – not like other places!
1404 – Olga, a postcrosser, sent me this 1920 Norma Rockwell picture of a boy reading. It is entitled ‘And every lad may be Aladdin’.
I like this sticker that was on the card.
1399 – A state map from Jeff, according to whom it has been a long hard winter in Michigan. The only day in December when the temperature got above freezing they had an ice storm! They are having lows of -15°C.
1398 - A Valentine card from around 1910 courtesy of Jean, a postcrosser.
1397 – Bonnie Jeanne’s card from the USA. My Mum had a little Coronet portable just like that one and I typed many a page on it. I love the little hedgehog!
1396 my friend Siggi in Germany sent me this postcard of the royal castle at Neuschwanstein.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but When Ludwig II died in 1886, Neuschwanstein was still incomplete. The king never intended to make the palace accessible to the public. But, no more than six weeks after the king's death, the regent Luitpold ordered the palace opened to paying visitors. Since then more than 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle and for later, similar structures.
1395 - A Valentine from Danielle but sadly Amanda Cass’s work ‘Love Protects Me’ was not protected from the damn machine that franks the US mail!
1394 – A beautiful Swedish flag card with Miss Sweden, from Monica.
1393 - from Susanne in Germany. Just my sort of archive…
1402 - Elena, a Postcrossing Ambassador, is 1st on most postcards sent from Belarus, but she still had time to look through my favourites and pick this super card.
1405 - January 20th this year was the 24th and last solar term of the Chinese year. Translated as 'Big Cold' it marks the end of winter and this card tells about it. Chinese New Year (31st January) marked the beginning of Spring.
This is just one of many cards from my Chinese student friend Dai Li. I must show some more of her wonderful cards and stamps - perhaps in a separate post.