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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.

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BORING CHRISTMAS CARDS

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 15. 3 Replies

If you have, receive or send any Christmas (and/or New Year/ Holiday/Hannukah/Yuletide/Kwanzaa/Las Posadas, etc) Cards that are Boring, please post them here -- the pictures on the front, the message inside, anything that you think is Boring about…Continue

INTERESTING POSTCARDS!!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Nov 14, 2020. 40 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 TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENTAnnouncingINTERESTING…Continue

DULL AND/OR BORING?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Bradford Sep 25, 2020. 14 Replies

DULL OR BORING?I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) – which also includes women, and, indeed, claims to…Continue

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

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Bradford Jul 3, 2020. 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 there, not a single object on the top of the…Continue

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Comment by Valentine Mark Herman yesterday

You continue to amaze me, Bradford. It might be asking too much of you to tell me the name of the driver of the blue tuk-tuk in the foreground, what size shoes he takes, and what he had for breakfast that morning? So i won't ask you. Regards, Val

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on Wednesday

Next postcards form "Berlin-West", produced about 1983/1984.

Comment by Bradford on Monday

1963 FORD Country Squire appears to be missing at least one wheel cover.  The blue tuk-tuk (an onomatopoeia describing it's exhaust note) is just about brand, spankin' new from the appearance of its paint job.  Travel was bringing more tourists and growth in general so the Japanese delivery vehicles available beginning around 1960 were quickly pressed into use as hacks/taxis.  They were economical for both the operator and the passengers with just a 250cc 4-stroke engine needed to propel them through city streets.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Monday

BRADFORD -- I BET YOU CAN IDENTIFY THE AMERICAN 'WOODY' IN THE FOREGROUND, BUT WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS TIK-TOK(?) , INFRONT OF THE 500 ROOM DE-LUX NARAI HOTEL IN BANGKOK?

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on Monday

Hotel Cracovia - before opening in 1965.

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on Monday

Next postcards form "Berlin-West", produced about 1983/1984.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Monday

Thanks for the history, Raphael.

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on Monday

So, the hotel is located in Krakow (Cracow) and not in Warsaw. In the caption someone could have suggested the name of FSO cars, which stand in front of the hotel, because they are called Warszawa (Warsaw).

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on Monday

It is very simple, the Hotel Cracovia was located in Krakow (Krakau) and its construction was completed around 1965. The fight led by social organisations to preserve the Cracovia Hotel, designed by Witold Cęckiewicz, lasted five years. Influenced by the decision of the conservator and public pressure, the investor commissioned the DDJM studio to develop successive versions of the building that was to replace it. Eventually, the Ministry of Culture bought the building from the developer for the National Museum in Krakow.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Monday

Thanks Bradford -- you really are a welth of automobile knowledge.Maybe raphael can add domething? May be I have tofind you a harder Boring Automobile Postcard challenge!

 

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