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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Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman May 21. 4 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


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


Where does he keep finding them, i wonder?

Thanks Mikel...keep on finding them, please.

1. Mahablipuram, Madras (India)

This elephants is obviously quite stoned.

2. Peak Tower Restaurant, Hong Kong

An old postcard, but the Restaurant seems still to be there.

(Jennifer: another Hong Kong one. Can you shed any light on the naming of the Restaurant, that is neither a Peak nor a Tower [looks like the top of a big boat, methinks])

Extra marks, as usual, for identifying the cars

3.  Vilha Velha, Brazil

'(Etat de Paiaia). Erosion éolienne' it says on the back

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on Monday

Valentine - the 'Aberdeen -- Night Scene with Floating Restaurants' will be from Hong Kong. The floating village there started as somewhere local fishing people lived, but of course has developed as a tourist attraction. In the 99 years the British had HK, they went round giving all and everywhere British names - of course!

Comment by Sabrina S on Monday

I am so sorry to read that your family lost so many members in the Holocaust. So many people, from just one family... Insanity. I've no words.

Knowing the background I also think the postcard with the shoes is not boring. I guess, context is everything.

And regarding the dAdA postcard: I think the connotation is a bit different. The literal translation is "dAdA is word", not "dAdA is a word". I think the meaning is dAdA is religion because "ist Wort" is a phrase I only know from the bible (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God). 

Not that it really matters, just noticed it... 

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Monday


Three Postcards from the Holocaust Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

(Please forgive me for this personal note. Until we started talking about the Hungarian Memorial, I hadn't considered these Postcards -- which I got on a visit to the Memorial in 2014 -- at all Boring. But, for family reasons, I certainly find them moving. At least 33 members of my famlily -- most of them from the Netherlands -- were killed by the Nazis in concentration camps in Germany and Austria during WW 11. I say 'at least' because many of their depndents -- parents, siblings, and numerous children -- just disappeared. No-one knows what happened to them, or whether they survived the Holocaust or not.)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Monday

Thanks Scribe. Hope you are well (and that your postal service returns to normal one day soon). Val

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Monday

Thanks Mim, Thanks Mr Celery Stick,

I agree with both of you that the Hungarian Postcard is (as I said) moving.  I posted it because I found the image Boring, but certainly not what it represented. Hence I think that, in the context of this Group, a distinction has to be made between the boringness of the image(s) on the picture side of the postacrd, and what it/they may be of on the reverse side.


Comment by Richard Canard on Monday

28.06.20.....Memorial at Duna-Parton.....Mim is right. ("Very moving. Not a boring card at all")     ....& still yet, another insane tragedy to add to the long, long list.  

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on Sunday
Oh Scribe. Sorry to hear that your postal system isn’t functioning now. Stay in touch digitally.
Comment by Patricio - The Celestial Scribe on Sunday

I´ve boring stuff for this collection but the Brazilian Post Office Service navigates the new unchartered times poorly.  There is no information available when the old normal service is going to be in place again. 

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on Sunday
I’ve seen an article about the shoes in Hungary. Very moving. Not a boring card at all.

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