As I mentioned in prior post, Vancouver British Columbia has top-notch postcards. I was only in Vancouver this past trip for a very brief time, but it seemed like every place I stopped at had exceptional postcards.
Case in point, I visited Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. It is one of the only Chinese scholar’s garden outside of China – think rocks, feng shui, and bonzai rather than a western style floral garden.
It was beautiful if smaller than I imagined it would be. The most pleasant surprise, however, was the gift shop at the end that had postcards available in multiple locations totally at least over 40 different postcards. It was the most selection I’ve seen of any cultural site or tourist attraction (including Disney World).
More importantly though, most postcards there are beautiful and unique. Below are my two favourites. They combine imagery of the place with graphic design wonderfully.
The above is a great shot of the garden and scholar’s buildings. I love the border on the bottom, although I have no idea what it says.
Below is a detail from their goldfish pond: