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! :)

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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! :)

Barcelona, Spain

My dear pal Anu sent me this postcard from her trip / honeymoon to Barcelona. I love Barcelona, I’ve been there a few years ago and I loved how beautiful the city was.

This postcard shows Park Güell, a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the CatalanarchitectAntoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.

Thanks Anu!!

the Osborne bull, Spain

This is a cool postcard I got through a trade with Fabienne from Spain.

It shows the Osborne bull,  which is a 14 meters high black silhouetted image of a bull in semi-profile, and is regarded as the unofficial national symbol of Spain. The bull was created in 1956 by Manolo Prieto.

The Osborne sherry company (founded by Thomas Osborne Mann in 1772) erected large images of bulls starting in 1956 to advertise their Brandy de Jerez.

Nowadays the conservation of the bulls is handled by the family of Félix Tejada.

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

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Today I got another official PC card from Spain, This town from the region La Rioja. Pretty stamp too, but I didn’t scan it this time.

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I’m wondering if my sent / received ratio will even out soon. I actually have I think 55 sent cards and 60 received.  It feels like for each postcard I send, I get 2 or 3 in return. Not that I mind getting extra postcards, but it doesn’t really seem fair. :-/