Hello to you all,
I'm Hugo and I live in Hoogkarspel, a town in the ancient state of West-Friesland.
Sending postcards just for fun is a peculiar business, a means of correspondence which was first introduced in the late 19th century when picture postcards became available for the happy few. After an age of extensive postcard sending and receiving, this truly unique snapchat avant la lettre sadly lost the battle against the internet.
Luckily enough, postcrossing was invented to reinvent the idea of 'postcardism'. It really does require proper skills to create the sense you know the person who is about to receive your postcard, when she/he is not aware of your existence. Entirely different from the old concept of sending and receiving postcards, which take for granted the sender knows the addressee and vice versa. Nevertheless, confronted with this extra level, postcrossing generates thrilling opportunities at the same time. It presents us with a real challenge: could you open your mind to an entirely unknown individual?
My hobbies range from playing piano, traveling '(is that a hobby?), listening to classical music (Bach, Grieg and many others!) and collecting stamps and postal history. I also have an unlimited interest in the classical world due to my study.
I like to receive a card which has something to do with:
- nature: landscapes (mountains, lakes etc.)
- culture: art, poetry historical buildings -artifacts, classical composers
- (old/vintage)maps/ ariel views from your area/province/state etc.
You would make me really happy if you put a special or 'rare' stamp on your card.
Most towns have post offices with their own or a special cancellation/ postmark, I would be even more happy if you could put such a postmark on your card. Counter postmarks are becoming increasingly rare these days, which is a real shame!
Please feel free to write in your own language/dialect, but it would be a grand extra if you include a short summery or translation in English, German or any romance language alongside.
If you success in all my requests you certainly are a true Postcrosser in heart and soul, but be not ashamed if you can't find anything; I'm surely not disappointed with another card/stamp!
(Only no add-cards please!)
Non est beatus esse se qui non putat ~ Seneca
NL-902551 to Angela-wanling
NL-1543492 to Georgiehorn