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.

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Comment by Mick Boyle on November 26, 2019 at 6:59am

Here is an actual historical "Wish you were here" from 1957

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 26, 2019 at 6:55am

The dining room not on a postcard? My postcards are 'real' ones, not on-line ones. Val

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 26, 2019 at 6:54am

Thanks Mick.

Divided road? ME! I have 2 Boring Postcards with roundabouts, and tis will go well with them. (I also have 2 books on British roundabouts)

A carpet cleaner? ME, again! This is a new 'genre' -- interesting.

Prison dining room? ME, again, again! I posted "Wish you were here..." last night, with a postcard of a Youth Correction Facility (sic). This will go well with that.

Hoping I can get 3 out of 3.

Reegards, Val

Comment by Mick Boyle on November 26, 2019 at 6:48am

 This is just a shot of a divided road, who is interested in this?

A carpet cleaner?

Prison dining room

Comment by Mick Boyle on November 26, 2019 at 2:31am

Hi Valentine Mark,

Thanks for welcoming me to this group.

 I agree about the postcards I posted. The third one is, sadly, a little interesting.  I actually found the images online and don't have the original cards. But I am looking for a suitably boring postcard and I hope to mail it to you soon.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman 18 hours ago

Thanks Mick, and welcome to the Group.

The first two postcards are suitably Boring. (The third is rather 'touristy'.)

If you don't want them, can I have them for my Exhibitions, please?

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on November 25, 2019 at 9:12pm

Vado Ligure (SV)  in cartolina

Comment by Richard Canard on November 25, 2019 at 7:16pm

25.11.19 Dare Valentine Mark H.,  ...Wow!  This "Boring Postcard" idea is   "really interesting" . The project is a hit already &  I wonder....... why? All best wishes for your project. Sincelery, Richard Canard .....Post Scriptum: Yes, I'm gonna be on the look out for a boring postcard.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 25, 2019 at 5:15pm

"Having a lovely time. Wish you were here". NOT!!

On holiday abroad, I used to buy a load of touristy postcards, find a bar, and write on every single one of them "Having a lovely time. Wish you were here." (Sometimes there would be a 3rd sentence, such as "The hotel is good/lousy", "The weather is good/lousy", "The beerwine is good/lousy", etc.)

Well here are 4 Boring Postcards that reminded me of "We're having a lovely time. Wish you were here."*
Or NOT as you will see.

Number 1: a Youth Detention Center in Holland. ("My cell is the 3rd on the right")

Number 2: a French Military Cemetery (My grave is the 4th on the left, 15th row")

Number 3: a Swiss Sanatorium ("I'll feel better tomorrow when they let the air out of this sausage thing")

Number 4: a Dutch hospital ("Wish you were here. Wish the other people who were here in these beds were still here, but....")

I'm glad I was not there. Or there. Or there. Or there.

("Having a lovely time etc..." is also the title of a song by the Who)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 25, 2019 at 9:09am

Thanks again Katerina.

There is a fine line -- that I am trying to determine betwee a Boring post(card and a 'touristy' postcard. I am not sure where this one belongs.

Regards, Val

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2019 at 8:16am

Boring Greek beach...

(as if a Greek beach could be boring :-)

Will send these boring postcards to you, Val Mark. 


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