Last month, my family and I visited Algonquin Provincial Park for a few days. It’s the largest park in Ontario and the oldest provincial park in Canada. It’s an amazingly beautiful place and normally a great place to see wildlife.
We didn’t see any moose this trip (although everyone else we were with did). So instead we found this stationery alternative:
We loved it, so of course we mailed it to our cat right away from the park.
Algonquin had lots of great postcards, including more along this lines. I’ll feature over the next few weeks. But this one was our favourite, naturally!
Here’s another sample from my winter sojourn in the south. We spent only a short time in the island of St. Martin this time, but I found lots of good postcards (as well as going to I to an awesome Star Wars museum!)
I particularly like this postcard, below, as it captures a segment of the place’s history.
Here is the back of postcard which tells about the history pertaining to the front image.
“For Amsterdam, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
The cannons of Fort Amsterdam have witnessed many fierce battles between the Dutch and the Spanish, English and Portuguese navies. The island actually changed flags many times. In one such battle, Peter Stuyvesant, who later became Governor of New Amsterdam (now New York), lost his lag here. ”
Earlier this year, I got some great postcards from my postcard penpal on his trip to Italy. Fortunately, for me he made a trip to the bordering country of Slovenia. I love postcards from Slovenia and I’ve only got one other in the Collection, so this was a real treat. And then there’s the postcard itself in all its shiny glory:
Here’s the real backside (ha, pun intended!):
On my last day here I got the chance to spend the afternoon in Capodistria, Slovenia. Awesome place, if you ever have the opportunity you should visit. Also, as soon as I saw this postcard I knew it was perfect for you!
I’m taking a few minutes break from a huge project to relax with my beloved postcards, which I’ve neglected shamefully over the past few months. So I’m just now getting around to showcasing some fine additions to the Collection from my last expedition, which was way back in the winter.
Below is a fine example from the U.S. Virgin Islands:
Here’s a postcard from my trip this past winter to Florida. It is a delightful example of the marvels that photo editting software has brought to postcards!
It does certainly look like where the fun is indeed! I sure wish I was frolicking thusly in tropical seas!
Today is Shark Awareness Day, so here’s a postcard in honour of the alpha predators of the sea that I got from my January trip to Florida:
I love postcards that have explain something of the local sites, history, or culture. Text-heavy postcards aren’t the most visually appealing of postcards – but this one is educational and visually appealing.
I’m surprised that a great white shark’s tooth isn’t significantly larger than the other sharks. See you do learn something from postcards!
Here’s another recent arrival from my postcard penpal friend. He was recently in Milan, Italy and sent me this circular treasure for the Collection:
This is one of the few perfectly circular postcards I have. Also, the only one I have of Milan (I have lots from Rome, Venice, and Florence even Forte dei Marmi, but none from Milan for some reason.)
Here’s the back of the postcard:
Postcard caption: “Scala Theatre”
“Glen I went to Milan today. The city was better than I expected. I don’t really like the picture on this card, but the unusual shape, I’m sure is something you’ll appreciate. Cheers!”
I do appreciate it! Lo adoro! Grazie!