Thursday, February 27, 2020

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch in Wales

Greetings from North Wales

Church Mary a hollow white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool Church Saint's name cave red *

Swallow Falls, Nant Francon, Caernarvon Castle, Conway Castle and Bridge

Valentine and Sons Postcard
This is a real Photograph
Printed in Great Britain.

This vintage unused 'real photo' postcard is unused.

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Llanfair-pwllgwyngyll-gogery-chwyrn-drobwll-llan-tysilio-gogo-goch is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey in Wales.

*Literally translated, the name means: [The] church of [St.] Mary (Llanfair) [of the] pool (pwll) of the white hazels (gwyn gyll) near "over against" (go ger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrn drobwll) [and] the church of [St.] Tysilio (Llantysilio) of the red cave (-ogo[f] goch). The latter element has also been translated as "the cave of St Tysilio the Red".

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Postcard Foods, Chicken Enchiladas, A Cut Box

Premium International Cuisine

Chicken Enchiladas
Tender white chicken meat in a soft tortilla with Suiza-style sour cream sauce topped with cheddar and mozzarella.
Product of Canada

This handmade postcard was mailed in 2020.

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I found this box of food at the store and bought it.  It wasn't that great  but it's "Postcard Food"!

So I cut the box apart and made a postcard with it. (Several years later - I was keeping the box then realized this was a better idea.)
USA stamp 2019
Healing PTSD
Forever a First-Class Stamp
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Proceeds from the “Healing PTSD” stamp are donated to the Department of Veterans Affairs and National Center for PTSD.

The stamp features a sprouting green plant surrounded by withered leaves, a design meant to elicit feelings of growth, healing, and hope.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Camel from Somalia

Geelu kuu baday - (written in Somali)
Beware of camels

This postcard was postmarked in 1986 from Somalia. 

The postcard is written in Swedish, I believe what they wrote is:

Congratulations on the birthday . .  hugs from sweaty Caiski. 
The tropical climate is ok and the people are beautiful and nice - you should be here with your nice camera.
Somalia stamp 1985
J.D. Soomaaliyeed 
The 40th Anniversary of 
International Civil Aviation Organization
11 SH.SO
Somalia stamp 1985
J.D. Soomaaliyeed 
The 40th Anniversary of 
International Civil Aviation Organization
12.50 SH.SO

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Lapland, Northern Finland, A Mosquito

Lappi Lapland

Foto: Markku Wilk

The sender writes:
A Mosquito!

This postcard was postmarked in 2017 from Finland.

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Lapland, also referred to as Lappi Province, is the largest and northernmost region of Finland.

The thickest snow cover ever was measured in KilpisjƤrvi in 19 April 1997 and it was 190 cm (6.24 ft). That is over 6 feet of snow in one day!  DANG!
Finland stamp 2016
Everyman's Rights, 1 lk kl 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Howard Johnson's Advertising Postcard from the 80's

Howard Johnson's
distinctive hotels and motor lodges

This unused postcard has the date 1982 written on it.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Greetings from Wittlich, Germany

Grube aus Wittlich
(Greetings from Wittlich)

This postcard was postmarked from Germany in 2009.

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The town of Wittlich is located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.  It has a population of around 18,000 people.
Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2007
Hornum Leuchtturme (lighthouse) - 55
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Germany (Deutschland) stamp 2008
Amrum Leuchtturme (lighthouse) - 55

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Zhongli Tourist Night Market in Taiyuan City, Taiwan

Zhongli Tourist Night Market, Zongli Dist, Taiwan

Photo by Yuyen

The sender writes:

Hello, I am a senior high school student.  On this postcard is one of the most famous night markets. Night markets are often seen in Taiwan and very popular.   You can enjoy them fully with various kinds of foods, cloths, shoes and even pets.  All of these are very cheap.

This postcard was postmarked in 2019.
Taiwan stamp, 2012
Fruits Berries
Solanum americanum
American black nightshade