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

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

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 Valentine Mark Herman 4 minutes ago

FROM RICHARD ODETTE IN BERLIN A FLIGHT PATTERN TO EAST GOOLING, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

"It doesn't get more boring than this!", comments Richard.

Perhaps the geese find it interesting?

Thanks, Richard!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman 8 minutes ago

MIM's POSTCARDS CONTINUED

1. Lake Scene

It says on the back "Lake Scenes -- 10 Subects". I don't know which lake it is -- any ideas? (I hope the other 9 Lake Scenes are equally Boring.)

2. "Jumping Cholla (Cho' Ya') Opuntia Bigelovia

A still-life. Or still death. "Most dangerous of the desert cactus because of its loosely connected joints that drop to the flesh or clothing at the slightest disturbance. The barbed, needlelike spines bore deep and removal from flesh is very painful, yet this is the most beautiful large cactus on the desert because of its shining silvery spines that look like little icicles in the sunlight. Flower April and May."

As we are now in June, you'd be safer with Jumping Jack Flash. Cho Ya!


Comment by Valentine Mark Herman 24 minutes ago

More Boring Postcards FROM Mim...

And more Thanks TO Mim

1. Hotel Row, Miami Beach, Florida

"Looking nothward along Miami Beach's Collins Avenue, the Nation's greatest concentration of luxury hotel accomodate the hundreds of thousands of visitors that enjoy the sun and excitement of this resort capital.

"SEE THE NATION IN A CHEVROLET."

The 'hundreds of thousands of visitors' seem to be avoiding the beach when they are seeking their excitement -- there's no-one there.

Does one (ot more) of these hotels belong to Donald?

2. Cabell Library, circa 1975,  VA

"The James Branch Cabell Library was one of the 1st new buildings constructed by YOU, following its creation in 1968 from the foundations of the Medical College of Virginia and Richmond Professional Institute.Cabell Library opened as a 2-story building in 1970. This image shows the architectural imprint that stood until 2016, when the new expanded Cabell Library opened."

This is a "VCU Libraries replica postcard from 'Rarely Seen Richmond' collection" 'Rarely Seen vecause they are Boring Postcards?

(The new Cabell Library buidling, 'mastermided by Shepley Bullfinch', not YOU, looks like this:

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 24, 2020 at 6:55pm

2. NON POSTCARD CONTRIBUTIONS FROM JIMMY CONNORS

1. Pet Shop Boys: "Being Boring"

Some people quote the Bible. Others quote Shakespeare. Yet others (including your truly) quote song titles or song lyrics -- usually from a  different era. Jimmy has bought to my notice a song by the Pet Shop Boys called "Being Boring" that he says "..is being sung in his head all the time".*

You can find it on YourBoob here:

Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring - YouTube

Here are the lyrics of the last verse:

'And we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
And we were never being boring
We were never being bored
'Cause we were never being boring
We were never being bored.'

* If you're interested -- thought not -- the song going round and round, and round and round in my head is Herman's Hermits, "I'm into Something Good.

2.Watching Tennis at a Football Ground

Jimmy sent me a little ATC-size card (see below). I'm not sure what it has got to do with Boring Postcards, but can well understand why someone called 'Jimmy Connors' would send it.

Thanks Jimmy for both contributions.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 24, 2020 at 4:12pm

MIKEL UNTZILLA STRIKES AGAIN!!

Thanks Mikel -- again!

1. The Amah Rock, Hong Kong

Mikel is wearing the red shirt , and wondering whether or not to push the Rock over

2. Top of Mt. Washington, NH

"...looking across the Great Gulf, Mt Jefferson (5725), Mt Adams (5805) and Mt Madison (5380), left to right. In the center foreground the  Mt Washington Cog Railway was the first mountain climbing railway in the world...opened in 1869..."

3. Typical Village Bure, Fiji

3. The villages are the social centres of Fijian life with each family having its own bure."

Is this Chez Untizilla?

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on May 20, 2020 at 8:01pm

I'm so excited to see mail is making it through to France. Thank you for all the postings!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 20, 2020 at 4:40pm

THREE MORE FROM JIMMY CONNORS

1. Munchen-- Schleissheim -- Lustheim

Featuring the world famous Gasthof-Pension Zum Kurfurst, which is 4 km from the Olympic Stadium, the same distance from the autobahn (highway/motorway/autoroute, etc) exit, and so on and so forth

2. Bad Pyrmont

'Bad' is 'Bath', and Bad Pyrmont is a German spa resort that became famous in the 17th and 18th centuries. This Boring Postcard shows the Kurpark (I don't think the rather feeble fountain in the front is one of the famous Bads).

3. Valls d'Andorra

The Maison des Vallées in Andorra. There are lots of valleys in Andorra. And duty-free shops. And tourists. But not much else that I can remember from my couple of visits there many years ago.

(I should make it clear that the maison in this Boring Postcard is NOT the maison of t[his] Val -- his [mine] is much, much grander than this.)

THANKS FOR THE BORING POSTCARDS, JIMMY

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 20, 2020 at 4:29pm

SIX FROM JIMMY CONNORS IN BERLIN....

.....Thanks, Jimmy

1. Taitt's house, Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario

I'm sure y'all know that 'James Taitt served the North West Company as clerk and superindent of buildings at Fort William from 1906 to 1823'

2. The Comecon building (1969), Moscow

I'm sure y'all know that the architects for this buidling were Mikjail Posokhin, Ashot Mndoyants and Vladair Svirsky.

(This is really instructive, n'est-ce pas?)

3. Pommboula

What is 'Pommboula'? I thjoughyt you'd never ask, well...Now y'all will know that it's a Catering cum Event-Catering cum Homecooking company, run by Michael Modig.

4. Hotel-Restauant zur Hohlen GasseNo cutlery, no food, no diners, BUT a crossbow on the wall.

This Boring postcard -- Jimmy's favourite -- has 'Uwe and Knut' written on the back of it. I hope they got soething to eat there, and didn't get shot

5. Grus aus Oberhof

"Greetings" from the winter sports center and health resort in Germany

6. Gruss von den Talsperren des Harzes

A 'Talsperren' is a damn. there seem to be a lot of them in des Harzes; they send y'all their greetings.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 20, 2020 at 4:05pm

FROM RES

Who writes, "I thought this was a boring postcard, both front and back'

Stanley Field Hall, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

"The great central hall of th Field Museum of Natural History is 299 ft long, 68 feet wide, and 75 feet high. It was named after the Board of Trustees of teh Museum in honor of Stanley Field, its  President since 1909. The hall contains outstanding exhibits selected from the Departments of Anthropology, Botany, Geology, Zoology, and the N.W. Harris Extension'

That's the official description.

Also, on the back of the postcard, someone has typed, 'This is the first floor entrance corridor of the Museum -- in the center of the two huge elephants mounted look just as natural as life. the little show cases dotted around contain birds, or rock, or other specimens. At the door of the far end of corridor one looks out at the stadium called "Soldier's Field".

I like the '....look just as natural as life' comment. I've heard of African elephants and Indian elephant , but not elephants from Chicago, Illinois or the USA.... unless they are Republicans therein
THANKS RES!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 20, 2020 at 3:54pm

FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA....to whom

....MANY THANKS

1. Briksdal Valley and Glacier, Norway

The Norwegian Postal Service bravely delivering our Mail Art in the mountains

2. Cuzco Peru

This is a 'Partial View of the Town of Cuzco, Place of Arms and Cathedral'.

I wonder what's in the other part's) of Cuzco?

3. Winter Mountain, Ngauruhoe, New Zealand

Mt Ngauruhoe, 2200 m (7515 ft) is an active volcano and a feature of the Tongariro National Park. This [boring] view shows the volcano in repose under a mantle of snow.'

Surely the two trees deserve a mention to by the Poet of Ngauruhoe?

 

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