Friday, April 30, 2010
Another wonderful postcard from the Netherlands. This one is very simple, yet still just as lovely as the others. I like that it is really a postcard of about 4 colors. Or well, I guess I should say shades. But regardless, I thought it was a nice composition. But my favorite part of this card was the stamps on the back side! They are comics! I wish she had translated what it said for me. Oh well. It is still enjoyable.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 8:30 PM
Monday, April 26, 2010
Pocket watches from Finland! This card made me smile soooo much. I happen to find pocket watches incredibly fascinating. The card description says, "I found the secret of time in Lapland." Which is funny enough...however, Minna translated the front for me. It says, "Oh no! I forgot my watch!" Haha. Very funny and it did make me laugh. She also mentioned the ash from the volcano and how it might affect the travel of the card. Though I got it without too much delay. The stamp is incredibly cute! It is a carrot! But I believe she added the hat and eyebrows and such, though still a very nice stamp. haha
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:25 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Postcard from the Netherlands!! I absolutely love this one cause it is a "bundle of famous Dutch tulips." Marianne sent them to me cause she knew this would be one of the first cards of my collection. The colors were pretty amazing. And I mean really, how could you not want to smile after seeing this card? The stamps were pretty neat as well. And you can clearly see the Rotterdam postmark.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 2:21 PM
Monday, April 19, 2010
RUSSIA! Woohoo! The postcrossing continues! Max sent me this postcard of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. And also the monument to the Russian Emperor Alexander II. This card was rather unique in that I have never seen long ones before. Perhaps cause we dont use them in the states? Or perhaps I am just a newbie at postcards. haha. Anyway, like I have said before I love the architecture! Oh and just look at the stamps and postmarks! They are almost as beautiful as the stamps themselves.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:16 PM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Ah, Barcelona... This postcard is so wonderful! I love the church on the front of it. Also the reflection in the water is nice as well. Luiseme also informed me that this is a UNESCO site as well. Which is awesome cause it is my first one! The stamp on the back was quite interesting..I believe it is of a satellite dish of sorts. haha. But colorful nonetheless.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:12 PM
Monday, April 5, 2010
A postcard from historic Boston, Mass. I have been to Boston twice and loved it both times! The boat on the front of this card reminds me of the USS Constitution, only smaller. Also the stamp on the back is a forever stamp and I believe the postmark says, "The Census, Mail it back". Which is just funny. Though I wish it was easier to read.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:06 PM
Sunday, April 4, 2010
A postcard from Trinidad! I am so lucky to be getting cards from a variety of places. I do hope this continues. I don't know why, but I expected to be getting cards from the same places all the time. Oh well. haha. Also I really do love the postcards of buildings. And the church on the front of this card reminds me of a church I once saw in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Oh the memories...
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:02 PM