I love postcards of distinctive people and customs---folkloric costumes or dancers, old-fashioned craftspeople, farmers, religious festivals, Peking Opera, shadowpuppets (e.g., wayang kulit, nang talung)---or breathtaking places, such as beautiful islands, mountains, or landscapes, historical towns, beautiful archtecture, Hindu or Buddhist temples, historic churches, mosques, synagogues, half-timber buildings, traditional architecture and art (16th-18th century portraits of nobility; Orthodox icons, mosaics, Turkish or Persian tiles/Portuguese azulejos).
Pictures of members of indigenous tribes in traditional dress (like Brazilian Indians or Australian Aborigines or East African Masai) are of interest as are pictorial regional maps, antique map reproductions, or views of castles and medieval or walled towns from the air, coats of arms/heraldic emblems, and traditional Chinese and Arabic calligraphy.
Do you have any museums around where you live? I'd be interested to know about them or get cards of their unusual objects or old portrait paintings.
I suggest that you look at my Favourites wall and pull down the menu to select a view of cards I love from your country..
Please do not send cards of animals, free advertising cards, or drawings. And I would love it if you write something interesting and unusual about customs, folklore, or holidays in your hometown.
I really am enjoying postcrossing! What a great idea for bringing people together around the world!
P.S. Please write your ID code number very clearly so that it will not be difficult to read and register (perhaps even in two places--because I have sometimes received cards with the number scraped off or stamped over by the Post Office).
Thanks very much!
Note: If you receive a card from me that has a white strip with some coded lines stuck to the front by my postal service, you can pull it off slowly without damaging the card.