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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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INTERESTING POSTCARDS!!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Oct 19. 37 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

DULL AND/OR BORING?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Bradford Sep 25. 14 Replies

DULL OR BORING?I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) –…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 Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 21, 2020 at 9:02am

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?"

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on August 26, 2020 at 11:37am

Thanks Jean, No the card doesn't break the new rules as it was not only as mailed' but also (I presume) 'as mailed and written on by the sender.

Here'sz another some of the same ilk: 'We live at 92a'

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on August 26, 2020 at 11:35am

THREE MORE BORING POSTCARDS FROM KATERINA

Merci beaucoup, Katerina!

1. The Ant Hunter

This is 'The Ant Hunter'.

Or, Anthony (aka 'Ant') Hunter

Or Ant Hunter the Ant Hunter

Remember, "Ants' Lives Matter"

Or, "Ant's Life Matters"

2. Rodini Nenuphat, Rhodes Island, Greece

An action-packed, dynamic, Postcard. Alas, all that dynamic action is taking place under the water.

3. Storzeco Castle, Milan, Italy

Originally posted from Venzia to Thessaloniki in July 1977. Note the two Tiny Fiat 500s ('cinquecentos')

Comment by Jean Jackson on August 25, 2020 at 6:49pm

This card is so boring the sender wrote the message on the front.  Mailed in the early 1900's.  Hope this doesn't break the new rules as it is not in "as sold" condition, but "as mailed."

Comment by Richard Canard on August 25, 2020 at 5:49pm

25.08.20 Dare Mister Val. M.H., ...I like these new rules.That's one of the things that I admire about your projects. You know what you are doing. Maybe one day soon,  we can all simply wander off  & just abandon " Boring Postcards" out of boredom. SinCelery, Richard Canard

 

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