Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Big Orange from Melbourne Florida (International Postcard Week)

Hello!  from the Big Orange!
Eau Gallie / Melbourne, Florida, USA

International Postcard Week
6-12 October 2019

This postcard highlights a tacky eyesore "Big Orange" built in 1966 by Adger Smith, a lifelong resident of Eau Gallie.  It was used as a welcome station by the chamber of commerce to dispense orange juice to tourists.  Big Orange has managed to escape all attempts to demolish the gaudy eyesore.  In fact it is so ugly it has become an icon to the sophisticated Melbourne (formerly the city of Eau Gallie) residents.

Love, Harmony

Monday, May 11, 2020

KOKO the Saint Bernard in the Snow / Whiskey Barrel

Le Saint-Bernard Des Neiges

(I believe the translation is: The Saint Bernard of snow.)

The sender writes:
We are having a great time.  The snow in Austria was out of this world - but here in Zermatt, there isn't any so we leave here tomorrow morning for Davos for the rest of the week.

(Zermatt and Davos are both in Switzerland.)

This dog postcard was postmarked from Switzerland in 1973.
Switzerland (Helvetia) stamp 1960
Zeitglockenturm, Bern, 60
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The Zytglogge is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower and civic memorial.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Pretoria, South Africa, The Voortrekker Monument

Pretoria-Die Hoofstad
(Translation from Afrikaans, Pretoria-The Capital)

The imposing Voortrekker Monument with a glimpse of the well-known Union Buildings framed by lilac jacarandas.

Die imposante Voortrekkermonument met 'n kykie van die welbekende Uniegebou en ligpers jakarandas.

This vintage postcard is unused and from South Africa.

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Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the administrative branch of government.

Pretoria is named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, and within South Africa it is sometimes called the "Jacaranda City" due to the thousands of jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens.

Monday, May 4, 2020

YourFather, Darth Vader from Star Wars as the Godfather


I love how Darth Vader is copying The Godfather movie!

This funny Star Wars postcard is unused.

Here is the image from The Godfather this postcard is having fun with....