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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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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

HOW TO MAKE A BORING POSTCARD A BIT MORE INTERESTING, PART 1

Here is a Boring Postcard of a sort of barn (a grange) at a monastery in Rochefort, France:

Not a lot is happening there, but if you turn it on it's side it looks a bit more interesting:

(Part 2 will come after a break from our commercial sponsors)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Sunday

Title for boring postcard:

"This is NOT Greece" 

THIS:

is Greece (obviously :-)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Sunday

FRENCH HUNTERS (methinks they should be shot) HIDING IN A BIRD HIDE

The guy at the top seems to be peering out of a tank whoch, seems, even by French hunting 'standards', to be an unfair piece of armanent to shoot birds.

These hunters, even by French hunting 'standards', can't be very good and/or are very short-sighted, as there is a pigeon perched on theor hide.

Vive le pigeon!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Saturday

Agreed:

NOT "Boring" :-)

see the blog, too:

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Friday

PLEASE CHOOSE A TITLE FOR THIS BORING POSTCARD FROM MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND, FROM THE LIST BELOW, OR PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE ONE  (It says'General View' on the back)

1. Extract from a 1970's garden furniture catalogue

2. Everyone's gone to the Montreux Jazz Festival

3. Everyone's gone to the Moon, Jonathon

4. "I told you we didn't need a reservation"

5. "And I told YOU that this was a terrible restaurant, and that's why thete's no one here."

6.  etc

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Thursday

PREHISTORIC STONES FROM 4500BC: BUT WHO IS THE GRAFFITI ARTIST?

Here are two Boring postcards of lots of old stones from ancient sites in Brittany in the north west of France. 

1. 'The Alignment of Stones at Kermario'

There are, says the local Tourist Office, 1029 old stones here -- count them if you have nothing better to do. Or play 'Spot the Old French Cars'. (I spotted 3rd from the left a Renault 4; fourth from the left a VW Beetle; and 4th from the right a Citroen 2CV).

Now here, maybe, it gets interesting:

2. The Alignent of Stones at Ménec'

Lots more old stones from the same era and the same part of France. Is that modern graffiti on the stone front left, or was it part of the original and very ancient carving?

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Wednesday

MOVE A BIT TO THE RIGHT, CELY, AND SEE IF YOU CAN LOSE THAT BOAT

Two remarkably similiar Boring French Postcards of a sunrise or sunset taken by 'Cely'.

Start with this one

"It's not bad, Cely, but see if you can loose the boat as that will make the Postcard more Boring. Try moving a bit to the right."

And he did:

"Getting better, but too much of the old wagon, and not enough of the pier. Try moving a bit more to the right, Cely."

And he did. And there should be a third Boring Postcard.

But Cely moved too far to the right and fell off the cliff.

The lessons to be learned from this are i) there are dangers in being a Boring Postcard photographer in Franve; and ii) there are dangers in moving too far to the right in France

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 15, 2021 at 4:02pm

WAITING FOR GODOT....SORRY, THAT SHOULD BE WAITING FOR CEZANNE

Here is a Boring Postcard of a garden chair alongside an, ancient stone, er, table that Cécile sent to Germaine in 1980

What was Cécile doing there? you might ask. She was waiting for Cézanne, as the next Postcard shows.

The little stone pillar at the bottom left of the Postcard marks the exact spot (so the back of the Postcard tells us) where Cézanne set down his easel to paint 'Le Paysage de Sainte-Victoire' in 1885.

I don't have a Postcard of his painting, nor the original work which is in a museum in Philadelphia (of course), but here is what his painting looks like.

(Later versions of Cézanne's work include Cécile's chair)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 14, 2021 at 4:55pm

THREE OLD PARISIAN POSTCARDS (not in very good condition, alas) FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA, for which many thanks,

1. Cabaret du Lapin Blanc (1864)

Can you see the White Rabbit, Alice? I can't.

2.View from l'Arc de Triomphe

Note the two men with boaters. The French Tennis Open finished yesterday, and 99% of the male spectators seemed to wear boaters. (My French chapeau de choice is a pith helmet)

3. The Charmer of Birds

Another boater. And a Charmer in a top hat.

You may wonder why os he charming birds? As he's French, he's probably going to eat them.

This postcard seems to pre-date Covid by about 150 years -- the Charmer is either heavily bearded, or wearing a mask.

Comment by Bradford on June 5, 2021 at 9:25pm

Well, I don't know. If you're from Texas, love travel, motels, hotels, and the like this nostalgic image from the 40s is interesting. If the back is inscribed and posted, all the more so. There is at least one boring image from the famous Alamo Plaza Courts series I'll try to dig up to show you what boring is all about.

 

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