Having collected postcards for many years, I often see the same images of the popular destinations. For example, a postcard of Toronto is almost always going to have the CN Tower in it. I have a lot of postcards from San Francisco, but when I received the following item last week, I saw a image I haven’t seen before of the city by the bay:
My capture of the postcard doesn’t do the picture justice, as it is quite a dramatic composition of the clouds sweeping over the city. It’s rare to see so much of a postcard devoted to the sky rather than the normal focus of the cityscape. I really like getting a fresh perspective on well-known places.
Here’s the reverse side:
Top: Above San Francisco
Bottom: A rain cloud in on the city by the bay.
Greeting from San Francisco. I am visiting friends here, before driving up to Corvallis, Oregon to see my brother. Weather is spectacular! I’ve always felt Norther California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia are the most beautiful part of North America. I hope your [uncertain] studies are going along well. I was at a party last week with a Canadian who taught at York University. [uncertain] Best wishes,”
I’m really having a hard time reading the backs of these things as there is also a word I can’t read above where my old address was used and it appears the post office stroke out my old address.