This wonderful card reminds me of the most simple of truths: how we are all connected, no matter how far we are. Technology has connected us in ways that were only imaginable in the old times. Some say it has changed the way we connect to others, that it has made us more distant emotionally. Maybe that’s true, but I believe that it has issued us a challenge, one that we are trying to conquer with every bit of determination and imagination.
I am sitting here, in a small room in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. And you are reading this somewhere else, perhaps in the other side of the world or just on the other side of the road. That’s the magic of technology. That’s the beauty of invention.
Of course there are bad things that derivate from all this development. Sadly, that’s the way it is with all human creations. They are always imperfect, consumed by our own flaws as a race.
This card also reminds me of all the great choices that we face every day. It was sent by sputzie, from Singapure.
The Athens of the Middle Ages, as it has been called by History experts, Florence is considered by many the birthplace of Italian Renaissance and it’s well known for its art and architecture.
Located in the Italian region of Tuscany, it lies on the Arno River, and it’s one of the biggest tourist attractions in the region, particularly due to its historic centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
In the picture we can see one of its best known landmarks: the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence’s Cathedral). The basilica is notable for its exterior with marble panels, the dome designed by Brunelleschi and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
This breathtaking card was sent by eryore, from the USA.
Audrey Hepburn is more than a great actress or a star. She is a symbol of elegance and style, a fashion icon and an inspiration for many women worldwide.
Personally, I adore her films and the way she always wears the perfect clothes. Has anyone forgotten Givenchy's little black dress, worn by Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels, Belgium in the 4th of May, 1929. She lived in Arnhem, in The Netherlands during her childhood, where she studied Ballet. Eventually, she moved to London in 1948, where she studied drama and worked as a model.
She went on to star in classic films such as Roman Holliday, Charade, Sabrina and, of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
During her last years, she dedicated a lot of effort to humanitarian work, especially UNICEF.
She died of cancer on 20 January 1993, in Switzerland.
There are many great blogs out there in the web, especially related to postcard collecting. But this blog (http://eyescard.blogspot.com/) by Alexander Karmanovsky is quite interesting. He had a great idea: eyescards. You take a picture of your (or someone else's) eyes, add what ever you want (words, embelishments or nothing at all) and send it to the address written in the blog.
So, take a look at it and be creative! Remember: the eyes are the windows to the soul.
The Kornati National Park was created in 1980 in the Kornati archipelago. This archipelago is composed of more than 150 islands and it's located in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Croatian area known as Dalmatia.
There are no permanent settlements in Kornati. There are a few simple houses in some islands that are used by the land owners as temporary shelters.
This great card was sent by rlicul, from Croatia. All the cards I have received from Croatia are amazing. It seems like a wonderful country.
According to russianruby, who sent me this card from Almaty, Kazahkhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest country.
It gained independence in 1991 after the collapse of the USSR and its capital is Astana. Astana is the 2nd largest city in the country and it has been the country’s capital since 1997. Its name literally means “Capital” in Kazakh.
The country is quite large and diverse in types of terrain. It has hills, flatlands, mountains with snow and deserts. Although it’s a very big country it has a low population density (6 people per square kilometre). And it seems there aren’t many cards available as well. :)
My name is Márcia and I live in a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean named Terceira. It is located in the Portuguese archipelago of Açores (Azores in English, Azoren in German).
I started collecting postcards when I was just a teenager but until I joined the Postcrossing Project, it was a very small collection. :)
Since then I’ve received so many beautiful cards and learned so many new things that I’ve decided it would be interesting to share that knowledge and beauty with my friends and fellow postcrossers. Hence, this blog!
I will try and make it as fun and interesting as possible and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Oh, and please don’t be shy! If you feel like it, leave a comment! Hugs to all, Márcia
If you are interested in a postcard or link trade, or just to express your opinion, you can reach me on the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org