Madrid, Spain

My dear friend Ena went to Madrid a while ago and brought back some lovely souvenirs, including a nice magnet for my fridge and this wonderful postcard.

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It’s a multiview of Madrid, the capital of Spain. The postcard is nicer in real life, the colors are more vibrant…. this is a poor quality photo taken with my phone camera because, honestly, it’s too much work to go to the other side of the room and just scan it. Sorry, I’m lazy like that sometimes. :D

Thank you, Ena! :)

Lopud, Croatia

A friend of mine, Marija, visited the island of Lopud during the summer and she was kind enough to bring me this lovely postcard back.

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Lopud is a small island, approximately 4.63 square kilometers (1,79 square miles) in size, located just off the off the coast in the southern Dalmatia. It is the second largest island of the Elaphiti islands, and is mostly known for its beautiful sandy beaches. One of the easiest ways to reach Lopud is by boat, it’s a short boat ride from Dubrovnik.

Atlanta & Memphis, USA

Once again, these postcards were not scanned, but photographed instead – sorry for them being blurry. My printer/scanner keeps fighting my laptop & refuses to work properly. Please cope with the blurriness for a little bit longer! :)

Anyway, today I’m sharing two lovely postcards sent by O’Neal. Lovely postcards, both of them!
First is from Atlanta, Georgia. More info on the city – HERE.  And now, please look at the view. I’m not a glitter-fan in any normal situation, but doesn’t the glittery sky just fit the image here??? I kind of love it!

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The second one is from Memphis, Tennessee. The postcard caption says “Azalea time”, and after a little snooping around on the internet, I think azaleas grow throughout the city & look pretty fabulous when in bloom. :)

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Also, look at the wonderful stamps! I love all the stamps O’Neal uses on his postcards. I only wish Croatia had so many to choose from!

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And now if you’ll excuse me, I have: a) a letter to write, b) a beanie to crochet and c) sleep to sleep. :D

Canada

Here’s the second part of postcards by Janelle. I figured I’ll skip the whole long “descriptions and whatever” thing, write down the basic what-is-what and just let you enjoy the postcards. :)

1. Stanley Park totems, Brockton Point, Vancouver, Canada – The totem pole is unique to the BC Northwest Coast First Nations. Each pole tells a story, either real or mythical, and is carved from Western Red Cedar. In the 1920’s the Vancouver Parks Board started buying totems to put in Stanley Park to represent the vast influence of First Nations in the park and in British Columbia. They were originally located at Lumberman’s Arch and in the early 1960’s the pole were moved to their present location near Brockton Point. More HERE!

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2. Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta – the longest and deepest limestone canyon in the Canadian Rockies. More HERE!

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3. Jasper, Canada. More about the city of Jasper, HERE!

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4. The Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano Bridge. The current bridge is 140 meters long and 70 meteres above the river. It draws more tha 800,000 visitors each year. More about the bridge, HERE!

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5. False Creek / Granville Island, Vancouver.

scan0009That’s it! Thank you, Janelle, for the wonderful postcards! I’m still very, very jealous of your trip, haha! :)

Florida, USA

This is a long overdue post about a whole bunch of postcards my pal Janelle sent me from her journey through the USA & Canada. I’m going to make two separate posts, to be honest, with postcards from Florida in one & postcards from Canada in another… mainly because I’m slightly OCD and it’s easier for me to keep track this way. ::insert smiley face::
So here they are, her Florida postcards! <3

First one is a lovely Florida map card. I’m not a real map card collector like a lot of people I stumbled upon through Postcrossing are, but I do love to see a nice map card! And this one is lovely!

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The second card is showing Miami Beach, “looking north along Collilns Avenue towards the Fontainebleau Hotel.”  I love how blue the sea looks & the idea of living in such a sunny, warm environment is rather appealing. And so close to the beach, wow! I’m not sure about the hurricanes, though. ;)

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Last one is a postcard of Orlando – such a beautiful postcard!

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Wonderful postcards! <3 Thank you, Janelle!

Barcelona, Spain

A friend of mine, Mateja, went on a little vacation to Barcelona, Spain. Of course, she brought back this postcard for my collection! :)

SlikaI love Barcelona, it’s such a beautiful city! I was there only once and I remember being amazed by the architecture and just by the entire atmosphere in the city. I would love to go back and maybe spend a bit more time there! :)

Milano, Italy

One more thing for today…

My friend Ana spent a week in Milano, Italy and brought these two postcards back for my collection. They are showing Il Duomo, or if you prefer in English – the cathedral.

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And then there is this special little postcard!!

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I’m a big fan of AC Milan since my teen years. Forza Milan, Rossoneri, all that. Even after Gattuso left the team. :) So this postcard made me really happy! I’m still surprised that it survived the trip back to Zagreb without “accidentally” getting torn into pieces or “accidentally” bursting in flames. :) (As you may guess, my friend is not a fan of that team, ha ha.)