Worldwide Post Report: July 2016

It’s been a long time since I was able to do a proper post report around here, but as I am at least currently fully immersed in postcrossing again I have new favorites to share.

2016 July - AustriaFirst up, my very first postcard from Austria!

The sender told me the first time the town of Straßwalchen is mentioned in history can be found all the way back to the year 799, though it had a different name at the time. In the heat we’re having right now, a snow-covered town in Europe seems like the perfect place to escape.

2016 July - RussiaThe next card comes from Russia, sent by a gentleman who says he loves going to the theatre (though the theatre season is now closed where he lives). 

A bit unexpected to have an old cover of Vogue come to me from Moscow, but that’s one of the best parts about postcrossing, you never know what card will come from where! The cover is from 1949, one of my favorite times for American fashion. (I grew up on a lot of movies that came out of the 40s and 50s.)

2016 July - LuxembourgNext is another ‘first postcard’ for me, this time from Luxembourg. I especially like that this is not a current photograph on the card, but a bit of old Europe instead. I also like that it is more of a sepia tone than black and white. (Have you picked up yet that I like things removed from the here and now?)

2016 July - Czech RepublicI’m not exactly a fan of mushrooms, but I love the old pin-up feel of this card. This one hails from the Czech Republic and the reverse of the card actually provides a recipe for kyselo, which the sender tells me is a typical Czech soup from mushrooms. Summer is mushroom picking season, an ingredient that seems to be a favorite in many Czech meals!

2016 July - United StatesAnd finally a card that seemed quite appropriate for this blog. This one comes from the not-so-far-off land of Massachusetts and is a beautiful photograph of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s home. The sender tells me it is part of a national park and you can take free tours of the home where Longfellow’s belongings still reside! Time for me to take a trip to Massachusetts!

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