Monday, December 28, 2009
Oh shoot! I sent this postcard off to Thomas before noting the name of the artwork. I know that it is at the Minneapolis Museum of Art, but I can not find it on their website. I believe it is called, "The Landscape". It is one of my favorites. I love the way the different blocks of wood work together to form lines and shapes.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Casper David Friedrich today from Thomas in Germany. I have read that painters like to use triangle shapes and this painting really empathizes that. Thank you Thomas!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
My postcard to Jolijn arrived and my new address was again to the Netherlands. I choose this postcard based on Marion's profile. I knew I had used it before, but I didn't realize at first that I had also sent it to Sonja in the Netherlands. I do love the card. I hope Marion does too!
Monday, December 21, 2009
One postcard to Germany arrives and now I am sending another. I think Germany is winning on the number of postcards sent and received! I have sent this postcard before, but I love it so much I keep buying it. I like that you can see the Basilica of St. Mary's and the downtown skyline. It is amazing how the photographer was able to mask the huge highway between the garden and the church!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I was contacted today by Tiago in Brazil for a direct swap. I really like this Minneapolis postcard. I like the little snippets of scenes. Of course, it is also a very common postcard form. I hope he enjoys it.
Isn't this a pretty snowy Minnesota card. It is way too cold for open water here now, but we still see the frosted trees. I hope Svetlana enjoys it!
I was so excited when I saw this card in the mail yesterday. I thought I had a new Postcrossing card, but when I read the back it was a card from my husband's best friend. It is really pretty though, so I thought I would post it here anyway.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
My postcard arrived in Spain! Yay! That took a little longer than I expected. My new address was to Meschede in Germany. She likes city views, so I am sending her this one of downtown Minneapolis. I hope that she likes it.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox and I just could not resist it. I remember driving past similar statues on the way to my Aunt's house in Brained, MN. They have moved those statutes now to Paul Bunyan land, but they used to be right on the road to her house. I hope that Jolijn enjoys it!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sonja didn't know it, but she tapped into secret passion of mine. Royal Watching. This postcard shows Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander (behind her to the left). AND it has a windmill, how cool is that? Thank you Sonja!
Look! Another postcard from Thomas. This one is so cool. It is of Eberbach Abby. You might be more acquainted with this Abby than you think. Have you seen the movie "The Name of the Rose"? Then you have seen a bit of the interior. They used this Abby when they filmed interior shots for the movie. Thank you Thomas!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I am doing a direct swap with Maria from Russia. She sent me this lovely postcard and in return I am sending her this one of Downtown Minneapolis. Is that the 65/Central/3rd Ave bridge? Rodney and I have been debating that. I hope that Maria enjoys it.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wow! Isn't the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed in Moscow beautiful. (The back of the postcard actually says that "the Blassed", but I am thinking that they mean "the Blessed".) Maria says that it is a museum now. I so want to go! Thanks Maria!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
After 12 days my postcard to Patricia in Germany arrived! Yay! (I was a bit worried it had been lost to tell the truth.) My new address was for Adrienn in Hungary. A couple of the things she likes are ads and cards that look older. I hope that this one fits the bill. I thought it was kind of fun when I saw it. I had been looking for Christmas themed postcards, you would not believe how hard they are to find, when I found this one. I am not a big PEZ fan, but I am sure that they cost more than 25 cents for 2!