Information

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
Members: 65
Latest Activity: on Sunday

Discussion Forum

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…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…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) –…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…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of BORING POSTCARDS to add comments!

Comment by John Gayer on January 12, 2020 at 8:58pm

What are those things coming out of the ground in the top right corner of Evpatoria postcard? They are incredible.

Comment by Olga Koval on January 12, 2020 at 2:42pm

I want to show you some of my soviet Boring postcards.

This one is from Evpatoria, little town in western coast of Republic of Crimea, my native peninsula. It shows the Promenade and Theater Square.This one shows the Boring Zemchuzhina Hotel in Sochi. It was printed in 1979.

Boring Ukrainian Sanatorium card. I feel longing and nostalgia when I look at this card ...

Ayudag Mountain in Gurzuf, small countryside on the seaside. These are very native landscapes to me.

I like this group and will send some of my Boring postcards to Valentine. If you want to get one of postcards like this or exchange Boring cards, text me.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 12, 2020 at 1:08pm

How could anything of Sigean , France  be "boring"? Tsk, tsk...

not even old, grey "fontaine" on Rue de la Vieille Fontaine :-)

Comment by Olga Koval on January 12, 2020 at 1:08pm

old snowy Boring postcard from my local antique store. 

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on January 12, 2020 at 12:45pm

FOUR BORING POSTCARDS FROM SIGEAN.... the village in the South of France where I live.

Admittedly, they are not that Boring, but as I intend to have an Exhibition of Boring Postcards in Sigean in the summer, I thought a few local Postcards would add some colour to it.

'But, Val, three of these are not in colour at all, but are in black and white!'

'I know, but they are old -- like me -- and have lost most of their colour -- like me'.

First, the vineyards. (Sigean is surrounded by vineyards, theb one and only crop, that goes very well with the one and only truly local custom, drinking the local red wine.

Second, a Boring 'General View' of the old salt fields surrounding Sigean. (The French do like thir Generals...General de Gaulle, etc. But then America has its own Generals...General Motors, General Electric, General Eisenhower...)

Third, a Boring Postcard of the inner courtyard ('facing South' no less!) of the primary school.

Last, and not least, the 'New Schools' -- which were probably new circa 1960, but are a bit old now; I think this counts as a Boring Postcard, not only because of the subject matter, but also because almost half of it is taken up by a road with some shadows, and a hedge that for some reason ends abruptly.

Note to readers: this series of Boring Postcards was not sponsored by the Sigean Tourist Office

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on January 12, 2020 at 12:26pm

A Boring Postcard, supposedly of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Marseille. If you look very hard through the central 'arch', you can just about see the Cathedral, even though it's more or less obscured by another building.

The Postcard seems to be more about the bridge-type thing that takes up most of the Postcard.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on January 12, 2020 at 12:22pm

A French 'Pastoral View' -- or a rather Boring Postcard of an old farm building and a few sheep. Baaaa!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on January 7, 2020 at 12:42pm

This is one of my favourite recently discovered Boring Postcards.

It's a Boring Postcard of the Airport Building in Riadh, Saudi Arabia.

I looked at it closely with a magnifying glass and found 3 sort of 'interesting ' things:

i) coming out of the 5th door on the left are a group of Saudi (?) men in white robes, but without suitcases, baggage etc

ii) the green door. Is there an old piano playing hot behind it? What's the secret it's keeping.

iii) but 3rd, and best, is the garbage skip and 2 men in orange overalls in the foreground. 'Why, oh why', I ask myself, ' would one want to give these prominence on a Postcard?' I don't have an answer: perhaps you do

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on January 7, 2020 at 12:34pm

Boring Building, made slightly less Boring by the tri-colore pennant for the Monument de la Résistance et la Déportation in Tarbes

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on January 7, 2020 at 12:31pm

Boring winter Postcard showing the backs of some crioss-country skiers

And now a Boring summer Postcard of a ski-lift without passengers, skis...or even snow.....

 

Members (65)

 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-dec-2021. If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

© 2021   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service