I'm German, 51, family manager, translator and language-lover.
I have lived in Niedersachsen, Bremen, NRW (DE),
♥Vilnius (LT), Prishtinë (KS), and now Maastricht (NL).
My favourite cards are...
... written in the sender's language!
(It's that easy to make me happy...)
2019 is the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages,
reminding us that every language is unique and precious.
PLEASE write your card
IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE, without translation!
English is very welcome from native speakers :)
Oстальных прошу смело писать на родном языке.
Vielleicht kannst Du sogar in Deiner Mundart schreiben?
Een kaartje in jouw streektaal zou ik geweldig vinden!
Lietuvaičiai, rašykite lietuviškai!
당신이 한국어로 작성하는 경우, 번역하시기 바랍니다
I don't speak all these languages, but I would love to see them in your writing (can read Cyrillic).
I will do my best to understand the text with the help of my friends, and an online translation tool.
As for pictures, I prefer
- single view
- standard size
- real photo cards
- with your username
Please rather do NOT send
- food or recipes
- baby animals or children
- views of Moscow, Petersburg, or Minsk, if you live somewhere else
I particularly like:
♥ language, alphabet, letters, script, and ♥ all sorts of signs & symbols
♥ advertisement (Ad cards): commercial, social, environmental...
♥ unspectacular views from where you live, or love to be
♥ unusual buildings, towers, bridges, monuments
♥ reflections in glass, mirrors, or water
♥ architecture from the 1920s-1960s
♥ wooden buildings and structures
♥ quirky/simple/recycled things
♥ any star-shaped objects
♥ Fauna of Belarus
♥ birds by David Sibley (https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/US-4624585).
However, all of these are just suggestions!
Anything is welcome, if written in YOUR♥ language!
If you don't state any preferences, I will send a viewcard from here.
Staselė - Стасяле
You could make my day with one of these:
♥♥ human portrait. By this I don't mean just a picture of a face, someone in national dress etc. A portrait is an "artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant" (Wikipedia). The name of the person should be known to the artist
♥♥ accordions / bandoneons and their players
♥♥ aus deutschsprachigen Ländern gern Ansichtskarten mit "Schönes.."
(habe schon Schönes Bensheim, Bielefeld, Düsseldorf, Erlangen, Göttingen, Münster und München)
♥♥ cards with place names including "Saint..." on the front side (I have Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Malo et Saint-Lunaire, all in France).
♥♥ any versions/parodies of the "We Can Do It!" theme www.postcrossing.com/postcards/GB-376797
♥♥ Romeo&Juliet (anything related to their story)
For any "♥♥" card, I'll be happy to send you a reply card if you give me your address!
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