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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 Bradford 12 hours ago

VMH - A "Chevy Chase" is not an automobile, but rather, an action known as a police pursuit.

Comment by John Gayer 16 hours ago

Having drifted in and out of the Washington DC, I recognised The National Museum building. It is now part of the Smithsonian Institution and called the Arts and Industries Building. Regarding Chevy Chase, there are 3 that I know of. One in DC, another just across the district/state line in Maryland, and the American comedian/actor, who's real name is Cornelius Crane Chase. Could there be others?

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman 18 hours ago

THREE OLD BORING POSTCARDS FROM YOUNG MIM

1. Public School, Chevy Chase, DC

And there I was thinking a 'Chevy Chase' was a Chevrolet model -- but Bradford is our expert on all car (aka automobile) matters, and I'm sure he will have something to say about it.

2. Grand Canyon view

"Looking South from Turkey Path at Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon located 10 miles from Wellsboro", it says on the back. Looking at it in front of me, all I can see is a big tree and lots of tree-covered hills.

3. National Museum, Washington

One of the 'Nation's Capital Choicest Views', it '.. contains the Government collections, comprising millions of objects of scientific and artistic interest, collected from all quarters of the globe.'

It also has a big tree in front of it.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman yesterday

THANKS TO MIKEL UNTZILLA FOR 3 MORE

1. Maison de Marmousets (XV1), Ploermel, France

If 'marmousets' are a French type of woodworm, the owner of this old and beautiful house will have problems.

2. San Franciso

"Victorian Houses in the foreground, with the spectacular city in the distance", it says on the reverse of the Postcard. Methinks the Victorian Houses are the more spectacular.

3. Blowhole, Tasmania, Australia

I wonder what would happen if those 5 children all blew (their noses?) at the same time?

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Friday

TWO MORE FROM MIM -- Merci Madame!

1. WOLFIE'S: AMERICA'S MOST FAVOURITE RESTAURANT

“Celebrity Corner.' 'Where Everyone Meets to Eat'.

But the Resraurant is empty – where is Everyone?

(Perhaps Everyone couldn't come for the photo shoot)

2. FORT BOONESBOROUGH STATE PARK

This is the entrance to the Park which 'is on the Kentucky River, between Richmond and Winchester'.Boonesboro (sic) is 'the site of Daniel Boone's Settlement'. Why put the entrance on this Boring Postcard, Dan?

 

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Friday

Thanks again, Bradford. Full marks for the Porsche -- again you amaze me with your auto-knowledge. The Postcard was sent in 1984, so I thought the 911 might be from the 1980's. The bears -- a special Porsche option at the time-- come from Tibet.

I used to have a Porsche 944 S. with a 2.5 liter engine. it went superfast -- I once got it to 235 kph, almost 150 mph, and there was a lot more left. The engine blew up, and I had to scrap the car. Then I bought a Citroen 2 CV (602cc) model, but I crashed it. It would go 105 kph (60 mph), downhill, with the wind behind it, and with no passengers. Now I have a 1.4 litre Renault Twingo, boring, but reliable and nice to drive. And your wheels are...?

Comment by Bradford on October 21, 2020 at 8:43pm

Mid-80s?  No, sir.  It looks to be a 1969-73 model 911 Coupe.  The earlier 911's were a shorter wheelbase by 2.3 inches and thus, more prone to oversteer rotation.  By 1974, the grills below the headlights were gone.

On that note, the car I wish I could have back would be a 1974 Carrera with a built Eurospec 3.0/modified exhaust etc.  It was a monster and a bit of a sleeper.  I saw just under 150 MPH (240 KPH) indicated in Wyoming on the way to a niece's Las Vegas wedding.  The early, lighter weight 911's like mine only weighed about 2400 lbs/1100 kilos and are more fun than later ones.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on October 21, 2020 at 7:53pm

Dear Heidi Monster,

I owe you an apology. You sent me a Boring Postcard of the Everglades National Park that had a Return to Sender sticker on it. I was so intrigued by this that I put the Postcard somewhere safe to come back to later.

I can't find it. It is not in my Study. It is not in my Studio. It is not in the house where I have laid out all the Postcards for the Dull Postcard book (see below, 600 or so Postcards). I haven't thrown it away, but don't know where it is.

But, inspired by 'Return to Sender' and Elvis, you might want to sing along with this:

Heidi gave a Boring Postcard to the postperson
Who put it in the sack
Bright and early next morning
S/He brought her Boring Postcard back

La Poste wrote upon it
Return to sender, address unknown
No such number, no such zone

And then When it was sent again

Val mislaid it

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on October 21, 2020 at 4:42am

BORING CAR AND BEARS POSTCARD... A CHALLENGE FOR BRADFORD

It's obvious what the car is, Dear Bradford, a Porsche 911, but can you identify the model? (Clue, mid 80's)?

And can you, Dear Bradford, or anyone else, identify what species of bears are here? (Clue, they are not North American bears).

Comment by Bradford on October 18, 2020 at 11:40pm

Beacon Hill, Boston:  Yes, the sliver of automobile in the foreground is a VW Beetle, mid-60s as is the Cadillac which is a 1963-64 model.

On another note, my knowledge of botany is peony compared to others, my great-grandmother usedta grow Hydrangeas or Geraniums in a long brick planter in front of our house in Houston, TX.  They like humidity, so they thrived.

 

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