A little bit from everywhere.

First of all, I don’t know if any of you Postcrossers are (were) using Google Picassa for storing your scanned postcards. Did I just not notice it before or did they make some sort of changes up there? I’ve noticed I can mainly access my photos through Google Drive, which I don’t really mind that much. But what’s up with the albums and “collections” and adding new photos and… well, basically everything else? It doesn’t allow me to view my albums as they were before – now it just shows photos uploaded by month. It doesn’t allow me to upload new photos what so ever – it just lets me shuffle existing pictures from one “album” to another. And it annoys me so much! It’s a fair chance that I just didn’t figure it out, but it really bugs me, especially since I’ve been using it to store my available postcards & I could easily get them from the albums and share them if I needed to do so. Where do you store your postcard scans? Is there any better option than Google Drive? Tnx in advance.

On a brighter topic, here are three awesome postcards I got in the last two weeks….

First, a wonderful “Hello from Buffalo” from O’Neal! I love this type of postcards and I’m not exactly sure why, but every time I see one of these – I can’t help but think of old movies & TV series. #facepalm Anyway, wonderful postcard. I love it! Thank you, O’Neal!

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The second postcard I want to share came from my pal Anu and it’s showing a beautiful “view along Loch Tummel at dusk to Schiehallion (3550 ft) and the mountains of Glencoe in the far distance.” I love the view & the sunset shades of the sky. <3

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Last, but certainly not least – this wonderful Greetings from… postcard that came through Postcrossing from sweet Beata. I quite like these Greetings from… postcards but I’m not a crazy collector or anything like that, so this is the first of those I’ve ever gotten. AND I LOVE IT!!! I think I might actually turn into a crazy collector, haha! :) The whole idea is just a great one – you have a nice picture in the background & all sorts of interesting facts about the country. I quite like it! Sadly, as far as I know, they can only be ordered through the Postallove.com website & I’m not much of a “I’ll-order-it-just-so-I-can-say-I-have-it” kind of person. I’d much rather wait until someone sends me one so it’s nicely written and – more enjoyable. :)

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And now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s Saturday and I’m off to finish some things that I didn’t have a chance to do during the week. Such as finish crocheting a beanie. And sleep. And enjoy some music. And enjoy some music while sleeping. :)
(I’ve been addicted to THIS song for a while now. You’d think I will get tired of it by now, but nope!

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Poland, Slovakia & Croatia

Three postcards straight from my mailbox!

The first one is from my friend Thea, who sent me this nice green postcard from her area, Jastrebarsko, Croatia. Kind of a nice postcard, makes me think of sunny (and warm) days!

The second postcard comes from Slovakia, from a town called Bardejov. It was a swap with Ivana.  This postcard is showing Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve, one of Slovakia’s UNESCO sites. Bardejov is a small but exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a fortified medieval town, which typifies the urbanisation in this region. Among other remarkable features, it also contains a small Jewish quarter around a fine 18th-century synagogue.

The third postcard comes from Poland, and is showing the main town hall in Gdańsk. Thank you Martyna, I really like thi spostcard! :)

I’m off to see if I have anything to post on my other blog now. It’s always somewhere in the back of my mind… but I so rarely do something there. :-/

Łódź, Poland

This is a postcard from a city Łódź, in Poland. I got it through a trade with Kuba who lives there, also through Postcrossing.

Łódź is the third-largest city in Poland, located in the central part of the country. It is the capital of Łódź Voivodeship, and is approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi) south-west of Warsaw. The city’s coat of arms is an example of canting: depicting a boat, it alludes to the city’s name which translates literally as “boat”.

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Hello hello!!

Just a quick update. Here are the cards I got in the last few days. Not many, but I kind of <3 them! :)

This is the first postcard showing an airplane I’ve ever received. It’s funny though, cause I really do like airplanes! :) So, according to the card description, this one is showing Fokker F28 Mk3000. I guess that’s right. I don’t really tell them apart, I just like looking at them. :)

This is one of the coolest postcards in my collection, I must admit that. I really like the whole orange sky / black shadow thing. It’s from Rome, showing Basilica di San Pietro. Really cool card!

This is another Postcrossing official, from Halifax, Canada. There is actually a funny story about how I pulled this postcard out of my mailbox. :) I got the postcard, swooned over the picture for a while, and then read what’s written on its back. And I figured it’s from Halifax. And it was signed by someone named Steven. Which wouldn’t be weird at all, except my friend and I have this tiny gnome toy that we named Steven (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Steven-the-Garden-Gnome-3/125086073444?ref=ts <– feel free to become a fan and follow his adventures!) and our little gnome spent some time at my friend’s place at Halifax. So at first I kind of thought Steven the gnome sent me a card. (yeah, I know the toy can’t send postcards… but you know what I mean, haha) Well, it made me LOL.

A postcard from Katowice, Poland. I like this touristy type of postcards. :blush:

Last but not least, a postcard from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I like the colors and the view here. But then again, remember I’m a total sucker for any kind of  USA postcards. :)