Savannah, Georgia

It’s been forever since I’ve exchanged any postcards with O’Neal, but yesterday – this was in my mailbox. Two awesome postcards from Savannah, Georgia! Such a wonderful surprise!

First postcard is showing Fort Pulaski. Here’s what the little caption on the back of the postcard says: “Construction of this mighty fort began in 1829 and was not completed until 1847. Scars left by the Civil War mark the ancient walls which exceed seven feet in thickness. The fort was declared a National Monument in 1924.” There’s more interesting facts about it on Wikipedia, link HERE!

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The second postcard that arrived is showing Forsyth Park, also in Savannah, Georgia. “During azalea time, Savannah is transformed into a sea of color as thousands upon thousands of plants burst into full bloom. This scene shows the Forsyth Park Fountain which was modeled after the one in Place de la Concord, Paris, France.“, says the printed caption on the postcard. Read more HERE!
Looks like such a beautiful place!!

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“I love London” swap – UPDATED

I haven’t done a swap with someone new in…. months!! And then a while ago I was browsing the Postcrossing forum and noticed someone offered a few of those “I love London” postcards. I thought they were so adorable and – obviously – I wanted one! So we arranged to do a swap! And it arrived in the mail yesterday, straight from Hong Kong! :)

SlikaThank you, Cherie! I love this postcard! :)

PS – This postcard made me think… I want a pen pal from London! Or a postcard pal. A pal of any kind. From London! :D

EDIT: Yet another from the “I <3 London” postcards showed up in my mailbox! I didn’t even know there will be two! Not that I mind, they are just adorable!

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Springtime in Michigan, USA

This wonderful postcard found its way to my mailbox a few days ago. :)

It was sent by O’Neal, who took time and actually looked into my long, long “Favorites” list on Postcrossing web site.  Thank you O’Neal, the postcard is amazing! It will definitely keep spring on my mind during the cold weather! :)

I would post a scan of all the wonderful stamps as well… but my scanner is acting out and refuses to scan. Oh joy. :-(
Thanks once again! :)

Gengenbach (Germany) city hall

Another sweet postcard from the lovely Petra, Germany. We already swapped before and finding this postcard in my mailbox was a really nice surprise.

Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants.

This postcard is showing the town’s city hall, which is decorated as an advent calendar during holidays. As the building has exactly 24 windows on its front side, each window is decorated, and every day from Dec. 1 until Dec. 25 one window is opened. Just like you do it on those children’s advent calendars that hide a little chocolate behind each date… except this is a building and there is no hidden chocolate. :)

It’s a really cool thing, I must say!

summer swap with Petra :)

Not long ago I did a swap with Petra from Germany, and she suggested we do another – bigger – swap with postcards from our trips and vacations this summer. Recently her postcards reached me and they are awesome!!

This one is showing Tuscany (or in Italian: Toscana), which is a region in Italy, known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and its vast influence on high culture. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

 

Zeelandic Flanders (Dutch: Zeeuws-Vlaanderen) is the southernmost region of the province of Zeeland in south-western Netherlands. It lies south of the Western Scheldt that separates the region from the remainder of Zeeland to the north. Zeelandic Flanders is bordered to the south by Belgium.

 

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country. The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

 

Dinkelsbühl is a historic city in Bavaria, Germany and a former Free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. Now it belongs to the district of Ansbach, north of Aalen.

 

Rosengarten is a massif in the Dolomites of northern Italy. It is located between the Tiersertal and Eggental in South Tyrol and the Fascia Valley in Trentino.

One peculiarity of the Rosengarten is the pink shade which, due to the presence of dolomite mineral, it takes in the sunset, celebrated in the Bozner Bergsteigerlied as “glowing”. Meaning “Rose garden” in German, the name refers to the legend of King Laurin and his Rose Garden, a traditional story explaining the outer appearance of the mountain range.

 

I loved doing this swap, it was cool to collect nice postcards from my own short trips and choosing the ones I’d send to Petra. :) Hopefully we can repeat the swap one day!

Schwarzwald, Germany

Not long ago I was contacted by Petra through the official Postcrossing site, asking me whether I’d be interested in a swap. I was actually able to find a certain postcard she was looking for and was happy to send her, and not long after that I found this in my mailbox.

Isn’t it awesome? It was in my favorites on the official site and little to say I was SO HAPPY to pull it out of my mailbox. I love the yellow tones and the view and it kind of has that “end of summer” feel to it! <3

Thanks Petra, I hope we continue swapping! :)

PS – Schwarzwald…. doesn’t it make you want to eat a cake? :)