Keep calm & appreciate the little things in life.

It’s been an interesting week & there are several interesting postcards to share! If I were only more active on Postcrossing, good mail days would probably come more often than they do now, haha! #sigh

First thing I’d like to share is this awesome “Keep calm and send a postcard” postcard from the USA, sent by Shannon (who has a cool Postcrossing username: happy_face! I just had to share this one, I like “happy”-anything things.)
IMAG5481I absolutely adore this postcard! Not too long ago, I added “Keep calm” postcards to my wishlist on Postcrossing, in hope someone might have some extra and would want to share them with me, and this is actually the first one of those that was sent my way. And it’s an awesome one!!! ::happy happy::

The second thing I wanted to share is not really a postcard, but it was sent to me through the official Postcrossing & I quite like it, so I’m not being picky about it. Two photographs were sent my way by Sylvia & Batiste, packed in a cute coffee themed handmade envelope. I’m sharing both photographs here, one is showing the lavender field (typical for the particular region of France where Slyvia & Batiste come from, if I understood it correctly), and the other is a vintage black and white beach themed photo. As a photography geek myself, I can appreciate both! :)
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I have a few more postcards to share, but I gotta run now & do real-life things. So, I’ll post something new soon! :)

Puy de Dôme, France

This is a lovely postcard that was included with the letter from my penpal Valerie. :)

The postcard is showing Puy de Dôme, which is a large lava dome and one of the youngest volcanoes in the Chaîne des Puys region of Massif Central in south-central France. This chain of volcanoes including numerous cinder cones, lava domes, and maars is located far from the edge of any tectonic plate. Puy de Dôme is located approximately 10 km away from Clermont-Ferrand.

In pre-Christian Europe, Puy de Dôme served as an assembly place for spiritual ceremonies. Temples were built at the summit, including a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to the God Mercury, the ruins of which were discovered in 1873. Now, on the top of the mountain, there is a transmitter for FM and TV.

Thank you Valerie! :)

Barcelona & Paris

My dear pen pal Nina spent a month in Barcelona and has sent me this lovely postcard! I love how the city looks from the air!

 

And my friend Ana and her sister spent some time in Paris earlier this month and they brought me this:

Yes, it’s a postcard, and yes – it’s huge. Huge enough that it didn’t fit into my scanner so I had to take a photo of it if I wanted to post it here. I LOVE it!!!!!! <3