Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
St. Paul Minnesota
...did you know?
The original name of the settlement that became St. Paul was Pig's Eye. Named for the French-Canadian whiskey trader, Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant.
During the winter of 1888, residents of St. Paul built an ice palace 14 stories high covering more than an acre of land.
From a small sandpaper making factor (factory) on the east side, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, 3M, has grown to be one (of) the most respected companies in the world.
From prohibition era "gangster" tours to narrative Mississippi riverboat cruises, St. Paul offers a variety of sightseeing excursions that are sure to entertain and inform.
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul in 1896. The city features prominently in many of his stories.
XCEL Energy Center will be home to the Republican National Convention in 2008
According to Sports Illustrated, St. Paul is the NEW HOCKYTOWN, U.S.A.
postmarked in 2009 with a 28 cent stamp
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The card looks like it is scanned crocked, but that is the way the card was made. Also, the two words in parentheses above are errors! I love it when I get a card with those.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Crosley Field, Cincinnati
Major League Baseball night games debuted at this Cincinnati park in 1935, with FDR switching on the lights from the White House. One of the game's smallest, most intimate stadiums, players had to run uphill to the outfield fence.
This postcard is from the set:
'Baseball's Legendary Playing Fields, The U.S. Postal Service Ready-to-Mail Postal Stamped Cards'
From 'Cooperstown Collection'
It has the matching 21 cent stamp imprinted on the back. - unused but from 2001
Monday, July 27, 2009
Central Park at Night: Extending over 875 acres of land, lakes beautifully kept green lawns, flower beds, shrubbery and wild-wooded spots. This view showing the span that makes this lake idyllic for the rowers who glide under it. In the background are the Plaza, Savoy, Sherry-Netherlands and Pierre Hotels.
This is postmarked in 1939.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The Texas Longhorn is a tough Spanish breed brought to the New World by Columbus. These cattle survived well on the hot, arid plains of South Texas and could endure the 1000 mile trail to market in Kansas. Over the years the longhorn has been bred with other breeds to improve the beef quality but an original herd is protected at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Range in Oklahoma.
postmarked in 2009 with a 28 cent polar bear stamp
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Photograph by Calvin Stewart (age 17)
This postcard is postmarked in 2009.
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Meridian Hill Park is a structured urban park located in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Columbia Heights in the United States. The park was designed and built between 1912 and 1940. This 12 acre site sits on a prominent hill 1.5 miles (2.42 km) directly north of the White House. The park has also been unofficially known as "Malcolm X Park" by some city residents.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
This postcard is postmarked in 1965 with a 3 cent Statue of Liberty stamp.
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Vanguard 1 was the fourth artificial Earth orbital satellite launched (after Sputnik 1, Sputnik 2, and Explorer 1), but the first satellite to be solar powered. Although communication with it was lost in 1964, it remains the oldest manmade satellite still in orbit.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Temple de la Sagrada Familia
Bought in Barcelona Spain, 2009
I've walked down these very tight circular stairs. There are a few hundred of them, with little places to walk out and take pictures and see the city. This is an amazing place
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Here is a postcard of the whole church...
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I don't usually post what the people write, but here I had no choice. This is the front of the card, the other side has my address and the stamps.
This is the first Screen Postcard I've ever scene, and I LOVE IT!!! The photo of Taipei 101 is on a cell, like for movies and is glued inside the cardboard to make the postcard. It made it from Taiwan to the USA with with only a few minor bends and scratches.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Rugged Coastline, Monerey Bay, Blg Sur, Morro Rock, Sea Otters, Channel Island, Famous Beaches,Lassen National Park, Take Tahoe, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sequola Kings Canyon National Parks, California Condors, San Adreas Fault, Salton Sea, Giant Redwoods, Mount Shasta, Bristlecone Pines, Oldens Living Trees, Yosemite National Park, Mout Whitney, Death Valley, Joshua Tree National Monument and the Colorado River.
Illustrations: Scope Enterprises
This unused postcard is from 2009.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Torre Agbar, 2005
This unused postcard was bought in Barcelona Spain in 2009.
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The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower, is a 21st-century skyscraper at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It opened in June 2005 and was inaugurated officially by the King of Spain on 16 September 2005.
The Agbar Tower measures 144.4 m (473.75 ft) in height and consists of 38 storys, including four underground levels.
A defining feature of the building is its illumination at night In addition, it has temperature sensors in the outside of the tower that regulate the opening and closing of the window blinds of the façade of the building, reducing the consumption of energy for air conditioning.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Rio de janeiro, Brasil
Acros da Lapa e Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro
Lapa Arches and Cathedral of St. Sebastion of Rio de Janeiro
Foto/Photo: Carlos Alvim
This is postmarked in 2009 with a machine stamp from Brazil.
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The Carioca Aqueduct is an aqueduct in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The aqueduct was built in the middle of the 18th century to bring fresh water from the Carioca river to the population of the city.
The Carioca Aqueduct is located in the centre of the city, in the Lapa neighborhood, and is frequently called Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches). Since the end of the 19th century the aqueduct serves as a bridge for a popular tram that connects the city centre with the Santa Teresa neighbourhood uphill, the Santa Teresa Tramway.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Why the Lambretta 150cc is the finest machine of its kind in the world
Comfortable sitting position for driver and pillion passenger.
Increased power means faster acceleration and outstanding climbing abilities.
All spare parts readily available.
Centrally mounted engine; torsion bar and rear damper suspension gives perfect balance, comfort and complete safety.
Side light is now incorporated into the headlamp.
The most reliable scooter on the road!
Road-holding 400 X 8 lyres for safety and comfort.
Unique tubular steel frame - strong and long-lasting.
Running costs under 1/2d. per mild - over 100 miles to the gallon!
Scooters & Bikes Series
Lambretta Scooters, made by Innocenti of Milan,
were launched c 1947
from the Robert Opie collection
Friday, July 10, 2009
En Normandie . . .
This is postmarked in 2009 with 4 France stamps - 3 with a lady for 0,10 and one that smells like chocolate!
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Caen is a commune in northwestern France. The city proper has 113,249 inhabitants (as of 2006), while its urban area has 420,000, making Caen the largest city in Lower Normandy.
France stamp 2009
Le Chocolat 0,56
This stamp is scented like Chocolate.
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France stamp 2008
Marianne & Europe 0,10
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The Parliament Buildings in Barbados - Photography by Randall Banfield
This postcard is postmarked with a Barbados Orchid Tree $1.40 stamp in 2007.
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The Barbados Parliament was established in 1639 and is the third oldest Parliament in the entire Commonwealth.
In 2006 the West Wing of Parliament underwent refurbishment. The refurbished building now houses the National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament.
In 2011 both buildings were designated as UNESCO protected properties within the World Heritage Site of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison area.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I bought this 'puzzle post-card' in Amalfi, Itlay.
You can write on them and send them in the mail. This one however, when I got back to our room and opened it, is just a puzzle you write on the back and send in an envelope. There is no way to send it as a postcard even though you can see the title.... 'puzzle post-card'.
This unused postcard was bought in 2009.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Gasparilla is a "holiday" that is unique to Tampa. What used to be a one day event is now more than a month long including an invasion when the Pirates take over the City of Tamp, art festival, marathon and concert.
This postcard is unused and from 2009.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Traditional Beijing Residence
In highly hierarchical imperial times, even the colors of the doors in courtyard houses were under strict control, such as white paint for columns and black door decorations for houses of officials and civilians ranking below duke or marquis. Red-paint gates became popular only after 1911 when the imperial era came to an end.
This is postmarked in 2009 from China.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This is postmarked in 2009 with an Australia, 'Russell Falls, Tasmania' stamp.
I love the two views, one at night, and one during the day.
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Brisbane Lookout, on Mount Coot-tha, includes the Kuta Cafe, Summit Restaurant, and Gift Shop. The lookout, restaurant and cafe allow for panoramic views of the City.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Hotel Cleveland is located on Public Square occupying the same site on which was built Cleveland's first tavern (Mowry's). Adjoining Hotel Cleveland is the New Terminal Tower building. The tower rises 52 stories 708 feet from the street. Hotel Cleveland contains 1000 rooms with bath.
postmarked in 1931 with 1 cent Franklin stamp
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Legend has it that Nanna Bijou the giant of the Ojibwas took his people to the farthest corner of the great inland sea to escape the white man. Years later the white man came again and Nanna Bijou, too old to protect his people called on the Great Spirit for help. The great god Manitoo created a storm which drove the invaders away and when the storm cleared the Giant was stretched on top of his rock in his last long sleep.
Photo: H.R. Oakman
This postcard was bought in 1975, and postmarked in 1995.