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BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.

Location: Sigean, France
Members: 58
Latest Activity: 21 hours ago

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DULL AND/OR BORING?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Bradford 21 hours ago. 14 Replies

DULL OR BORING?I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) –…Continue

INTERESTING POSTCARDS!!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman yesterday. 24 Replies

From time to time we have outbreaks of whether a Postcard is Boring, or not.“Yes it is”. “No it isn''t.”“All Postcards are Boring.” “All Postcards are interesting”.And so on, and so forth.So, LET'S…Continue

BLACK AND WHITE ENTRANTS -- 1st INTERNATIONAL BORING POSTCARD DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Bradford Jul 3. 5 Replies

i) From Val Hermanii) A room in the House for the Blind, Halluin, (19) France, (sent 18 July, 1975)iii) I think this Postcard is Boring because of it's utter bleakness. There is nothing of interest…Continue

COLOURED ENTRANTS -- 1st INTERNATIONAL BORING POSTCARD DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman May 21. 3 Replies

i) From Val Hermanii) La Piscine des Cheminots/ Swimming Pool for railway Workers, La Garde-Adhemar (20 France). Emma-Marie Cahuc sent this to M et Mme Messaoud in Montauban, and told them that she…Continue

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Comment by Valentine Mark Herman yesterday

TWO MORE FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA -- THANKS AGAIN!

1. Salon XV1, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

"I don't know if it's the Salon number 16, or the Salon of Louis XV1, or neither or both", writes VMH from Salon 1 (3rd floor, straight on at the top of the stairs).

2. Le Théatre Français, Paris

Because of the Virus, the Théatre is closed until further notice.

Comment by John M. Bennett on Monday

yess indeed, there is always an apple or a peach or a cricket juuuust out of reach.  but there are plenty of worms ti be found when one is on all fours.

Comment by Richard Canard on Monday

21.09.20 Dare Val M. H.,  ..."Absolutely the BEST postcards are to be found here." So sez John M. Bennett & he oughta know as he's been around a long time & has seen it all & certainly has done his share in producing "interesting" & yet, habitual mailings in the world of mail art . I gladly support & agree with his commentary (but then--richard is forever jumping off of one bandwagon to hopping aboard another). .......Provocative too, Mister Bennett's observation about running around on all fours. My only question here is: how else are you gonna reach the apple hanging above your head? & then, one is apt to spot another apple then another & so it goes.  Yeah, I got quirks & pains all over too. SinCelery, Richard Canard

Comment by John M. Bennett on Monday

Absolutely the BEST postcards are to be found here.  Tey inspire me to take fotos like thus one.  And not only do I also have a bad back, but an itchy one.  Bad backs are the result of out less than perfect adaptation to upright, as opposed to cuadripedal, posture.  A sloppy job of evolution!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Monday

Kalimera and greetings to the BBC (Bad Back Club)

'got my steel brace on and sending off a few more postcards soon:

These hotels were soooo boring, not sure if they exist anymore!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on September 19, 2020 at 3:07pm

THREE MORE FROM KATERINA -- THANKS AGAIN! -- AND ONE FROM THE BBC

1. Salisbury Mall, Salisbury, Maryland

This Mall "..houses over 40 beautiful stores and service facilities'. It also has a magnificent parking lot, most of which was empty when it was  photod , which takes up most of the Boring Postcard. (Question to Group Administrator:F:ile in 'Boring Malls' or 'Boring Parking Lots?)

2. Smuggler's Inn, Tuscon, Arizona

"Our tropical award winning [which award?] courtyatd makes it easy to enjoy plenty of southwestern sunshine during your visit to Tuscon. For the finest in accomodation and personal service it's the Smuggler's Inn...".  Courses on how and what to smuggle are available evry Tuesday and Thursday evenings

3. Catholic Church, Virginia City, Nevada

Not all the bumph on the back is readable, but this can be made out; "...among the most beautiful houses of worship in America. It's marble altar was bought from Carrera, Italy, and its Stations of the Cross also came from Italy. In its majestic bell tower swings a  silver bell, casy in Spain, from bullion taken from a rich Comstock Lode mine that produced over $2,000,000 in silver".

Wow!

And now one from the BBC

The BBC is the Bad Back Club (of IUOMA). It has 2 members so far -- if you want to join, send a money order for $5,000 to the usual address -- Katerina and Val. Katerina has a bad back at the moment, and we wish her a speedy recovery. This Boring Postcard might cheer Katerina up, and she -- and you? -- can decide on a title for it.

i) early French clinique sausage machine

ii) NASA prototype space suit

iii) If you don't go to sleep right now, young lady, i will let all the air out

iv) other -- please specify

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on September 19, 2020 at 2:42pm

THREE MORE FROM KATERINA --THANKS! -- AND 1 FROM THE BBC

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on September 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

Bonjour, Gang!

Are there any Boring or Interesting Trump or Biden Election Postcards in circulation?

Val

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on September 4, 2020 at 11:58am

TWO MORE FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA, AND HIS NEVER ENDING COLLECTION OF BORING POSTCARDS

Thanks once again, Mikel!

1. COCONUT TREE, FIJI

"Coconut trees grow to considerable heights, but getting to the top for the fruit poses no problems to the natives"

"Bravo, native!", he says with just a hint of colonialism and imperialism. And thanks to Ikbal Jannif who took the photograph -- no doubt with a telephoto lense at a safe distance from the tree so that he wouldn't get hit by a falling coconut -- and distributed it by Caines Jannif Ltd, Suva, Fiji, and got the Postcard printed in Australia.

2. Surtey island, Iceland

"Surtsey -- the island which was born during the submarine (sic) eruption, that started in November 1983 off the south coast of Iceland."

 

The volcanic island is interesting (look it up on Wiki) but the Postcard is Boring -- although I've never seen an island on fire before. As Surtey is inhabited there is no local fire brigade to put out fires like this.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on August 26, 2020 at 11:46am

FROM HELEEN  VAN VEEN

Greetings from Chaam (Netherlands)

"The more I look at 'boring postcards', the more I'm considering the specific postcards are not boring," writes Heleen. "Both beauty and boredom are in the eye (balls) of the beholder, and for the ones who have too little time to be bored, boredom sounds like valhalla/utopia/ paradise. This card might look boring, but see the cyclist happily waving! And look at that wonderful chestnut tee! And the terrace, a superb example of both minimalisation  and correct social distancing. And who knows what these people aremesmerisingly philosophising about?"

 

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