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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
Members: 45
Latest Activity: 15 hours ago

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DULL AND/OR BORING?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Gerald Jatzek Nov 27, 2021. 15 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

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

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Comment by Raphael Nadolny 15 hours ago

Lublin -  estate of buildings of the Lublin Housing Cooperative, postcard from 1966.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Saturday

Near Sigean, Val???

The Latour-Marliac - Jardin des Nenuphars is at Temple Lot in the Lot et Garonne department of south west France

They really are GIANT water lilies!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on Saturday

YOUR BORING POSTCARDS WEEKEND QUIZ!! WHAT ARE THESE BORING POSTCARDS OF?

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1. Giant (French) water-lillies

2. A housing development near the French Alps (OK, I cheated, and turned it upside down)

3. Blocks of wood ready to be turned into paper at the French History of Paper Museum.

Did you get all 3 right?

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on Friday

Lublin - large city in south-eastern Poland - university district. On the photos: intercollegiate library, academic health centre, hotel for scientists, building of the institute of chemistry, academic sports centre. The buildings were constructed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Postcard sent in 1980.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 8, 2022 at 3:58pm

THREE POSTCARDS FROM JEAN-PHILIPPE GILLIOT. INTERESTING OR BORING? THE PANEL DECIDES....

J-P kindly sent me these Postcards and asked 'Are they Boring?' I put this question to the Executive Members Panel of the Group -- Do Ghi and Mr Boots, and this what they decided....

1. Steps in an old Village, Midi, Provence, France

Mr. Boots: this is very Boring. Don't post it.

Do Ghi: (no comment -- he took one look at it and went to sleep)

2. Street Scene,  St-Guilheim-le-Désert, Languedoc, France

Mr. Boots: OK, that one is Boring

Do Ghi: but don't post it

3;'Quiteness', Provence, France

Mr Boots: this one is interesting. Why is the cat basket open, And why is there a cat on the window-sill?

Do Ghi: no it's not interesting at all. Nor is it Boring. You are obsessed with cats!

Mr Boots: what do you expect? I am a cat!

And so J-P, as there was no agreement as to whether these Postcards are Boring or not, it is with extreme regret that I must tell you that they cannot  be posted here. But do, pkease, send some more for considertaion at the next meeting of the Executive Members Panel

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on May 6, 2022 at 11:35am

Maków Podhalański - Old Square. Postcard from 1976.

Comment by Raphael Nadolny on May 5, 2022 at 6:57pm

Maków Podhalański - 

The commune is situated in the Beskid Makowski and its southern part includes also a fragment of the Beskid Żywiecki. Particular villages are situated along the Skawa river and its tributaries. The railway line Cracow - Zakopane and the national road Wadowice - Nowy Sącz cross the area of the commune. There was an embroidery school in Maków from the end of the 19th century and the so-called Maków embroidery was and is widely known not only in Poland. Healthy, healing microclimate, whose properties were noticed already at the beginning of the last century. Postcard from 1976, Kolejowa street (Train street).

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 5, 2022 at 5:47am

A WEIRD LOCATION FOR A MUSEUM?

This is  'Le Musée' (altitude 1008m) at le Donon, Bas-Rhin, France. If this is the main path to the Museul, I bet they don't get many visitors and certainly no wheelchair or handicapped ones.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 4, 2022 at 2:58pm

STRANGE BORING POSTCARDS WITH VERY FEW PEOPLE ON THEM

1. L'Etang [lake] de Sassegnies, Berlaimont, France

2. Fugerei, Augsburg, Germany

3. Le pont sur la Sal, Le Bono, France

This shows Bono of U2 emerging from the river (bottom left). Or maybe it's Sonny Bono of Sonny and Cher. Get it? If so 'I got you babe'. If not, .....well never mind

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on May 1, 2022 at 7:04pm

BORING BEACH POSTCARDS FROM FRANCE -- THE FIRST FROM ILE ROUSSE, CORSICA; THE SECOND FROM CANCALE IN BRITTANY

 

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