(I didn't receive any year of the snake cards yet. I'd be very pleased if you still have one and send it my way!)
Winter in Vancouver isn't as bad as most places in Canada. The temperature will drop below zero only a few times, and we might receive some snow, though not every year, and anyway it usually melts quickly. You might wonder then why this city was host of the winter Olympic Games in 2010. Well, the local mountains are only 20-30 minutes from downtown ... we can even get there by using the regular public bus. In addition, the world-class resort of Whistler, where the ski events took place, is 123km north of here. There's been a lot of construction (the venues, athletes' village, new rapid transit train to the airport) ... and of course it all cost MUCH more money than the original estimate. However, this is a beautiful place to live ... I emigrated directly to Vancouver from England in 1974, and I've never regretted the move.
I particularly like postcards that show ...
pink, pink and more pink
doors, windows, gates
tea, coffee, chocolate, cakes
staircases and steps
anything to do with glass (bottles, sculpture, lampshades, windows, stained glass, etc.)
books, typography, fonts, libraries, calligraphy, alphabets
time, calendars, clocks
modern architecture (since 2000)
castles or palaces
ruins, maps, bridges
anything bizarre, out-of-the-ordinary, whimsical, funny
game boards or pieces (dominoes, Monopoly, chess, snakes & ladders, playing cards, etc)
postbox/letterbox/mailbox (both for sending and receiving cards)
Charley Harper art
national or regional folk costume
windmills, lighthouses, clocktowers
Unesco world heritage sites
adcards (especially about human rights or a good cause)
Atelier Nouvelles Images
Please check my favourites wall to see some of the cards I'd LOVE to receive. Whatever you send, it will be much appreciated, thank you!