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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
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Comment by Valentine Mark Herman 8 hours ago

FOUR OLD BLACK AND WHITE SORT-OF-BORING FRENCH POSTCARDS I FOUND IN A BOOKSHOP TODAY

1; A game of Boules at Marenens (France) 'The Capital of Oysters'. The ladies in the foreground -- and their dog -- look very bored.

2. The (grain?) Silos from Bram (France). Sometimes you have to wonder why anyone would bother to make a postcard of such a Boring building, and/or why anyone would buy it, and/or who would they send it to?

3. A road -- le Faubourg des Auberges -- in Capestang, France. This Boring Postcard features a pile of stones (pavés?) front left, and an ugly white building. The rest? A few trees and a road sign.

4. A group of schools from Montreal (Montreal, Aude, France, not Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Very boring indeed. Perhaps the Church/Cathedral in the background is more interesting.

Comment by Cody Whitby yesterday

Outgoing Mail

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on Thursday
I’ll send you more when I return home from Mexico!
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Thursday

From MIM, heading your way, Valentine.

(Mim says she has a whole box full!)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Thursday

THREE MORE FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA

Thanks Mikle, once again

Where do you keep finding all these great Boring Postcards?

1. 'Sledge Dogs (Greenland)' [even the dogs look Bored, methinks]

2. 'Parc national des volcans (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)'

3. 'Chitral Valley (Pakistan)'

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Thursday

TWO FROM CARIEN VAN HEST

Bedankt, Carien!

1. L'Eglise, Lamastre (Ardeche, France)

2. Adams Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona'

Comment by No Idea on February 14, 2020 at 5:33pm

Me thinks I don't know what to think!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on February 14, 2020 at 5:28pm

"FIVE SOMETHINGS FOR THE WEEKEND,SIR?"

Number 1: From Res, "Set Yourself Free" [from what?]

(Sometimes you need the info on the back of the Boring Postcard, and this is one of those times. 'Set Yourself Free' is a promotion for the Caalifornia Rail Pass ($99 for 7 days, $159 for 21 days). "It's your ticket to freedom". But why Amtrak then pictures 2 people pretending to be birds or planes on a beach, and not a train, is not at all clear to me.

Number 2 From Alan Bignall, A Boring Postcard from a Boring Game, "Golf Links. Theydon Bois"

Number 3: From Mikel Untzilla -- featuring Sisyphus and friend -- "Shaking Rock at Mt Seolog, Korea"

Number 4: also from Mikel U, "The junior geyser, Strokkur, starting to spout, South Iceland"

Number 5, yet again from Mikel , "Etruscan Jewerly" (sic)

Thanks Alan, Thanks res, Thanks Mikel.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on February 8, 2020 at 8:52pm

THREE MAGNIFICENT BORING POSTCARDS FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA

'Gemstones', from The Sanctuary Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Oz

'Panorama of the Petroleum Industry', Talara, Peru

'Wairakei Geothermal Power Scheme, New Zealand'. (This picture shows some of the miles of pipes and silencers which conduct steam to the power station where it is used to drive turbines for the production of 151,000 kilowatts of electric power')

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on February 3, 2020 at 7:04pm

Thanks Alan,

Of course A6 existed then, and a long time before, as you can see from the instructions next to the original Post Office at the southern base of the Great Pyraid of Giza which was completed about 2550 BC. Tutankhaman's uncle was the first post Master.

A few years later, well in 1870, the first British Postcards were officially issued, but some earlier, 'home-made' ones were sent in 1840 when the Penny Black postage stamp was issued.

 

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