From Cairo, living in Berlin with my family for a while.
I love postcards and stamps, as well as maps. I've been sending postcards to friends and family from every city I travelled to since 2003; that's a couple dozens. I used the postcards as my globally distributed travel diary.
Being both a philatelist and cybernaut, I had discovered postcrossing.com soon after it came to being, but I'm just beginning to give it a try now, that I'm living in Germany.
For me, postcards are fixed with a postal stamp, franked in a post office somewhere in the world, and sent without an envelope; ones that made the journey.
Write whatever comes to your mind; the view from your window, your hobbies, your travel plans, or a secret.
My absolute favourite cards are those featuring monuments and landmarks where the sender has actually been to, posted at the nearest mailbox. I always try to do that when I travel.
I like all postcards, so send a card that you'd actually like to keep. If you'd like hints:
◉ cards you can only get in special occasions, venues, museums, etc
◉ scenes from daily life, street photography
◉ abandoned places, ruins, things that no longer exist.
◉ Maxi cards
◉ themes of travel and mail
◉ traditional arts, crafts, motifs, and calligraphy
◉ space/cosmos, as well as science fiction, retro-future and steampunk
◉ vintage cards; old ones from the flea market!
◉ risqué, scandalous and artful nude
◉ vintage political propaganda
◉ natural formations and wildlife, macrophotography, and people in nature
◉ artfully handcrafted cards, fixed with a stamp and posted without an envelope.
War is hateful.
Aus Deutschland würde ich Sandmann- und Edgar- Postkarten, Fotografien von Klaus Ender oder Gemälde von Heinrich Zille schätzen.
Just because this is the most relevant place to keep this record; before I started using PC, I had sent cards from:
UK: (London, Salisbury, Canterbury, Downe, Edinburgh, Inverness, …), India: (Bangalore), Morocco: (Marrakesh, Ouarzazat, Essaouira, Fas, Chefshaun, Tangier, Rabat), Yemen: (Sanaa), Ireland: (Dublin, Limerick, Howth, Dún Laoghaire, Cork, Inisheer, Galway, Donegal, Doolin, …), Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunis (capital, ElKef, Elhammam, Qairawan, …), Iran (Mashhad, Tehran, Isfahan), Uganda: (Entebbe), Spain: (Comillas, Santander, Santillana del Mar, Bilbao, Vitoria, Barcelona, Valencia), Hungary: (Budapest, Eger), Greece (Athens, Heraklion, Xania, Agios Nikolaos, Anogeia, Agia Anna, Mikrolimano), USA: (NY, DC, SF, Seattle), France (Paris), Germany: (Berlin, Nürnberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Würzburg, Munich, Wesenberg, Königssee, Lübeck, Kallinchen, Lübbenau, Friburg im Reisgau …), Austria (Salzburg), Denmark (Copenhagen), Sweden (Stockholm)