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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…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

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Comment by John Gayer 33 minutes ago

Those holes in Bruxelles pic give a strange aura of having eyes. Had no idea that building's been around for such a long time. I saw it in person about 20 years ago and thought it was under construction. Maybe it was being refurbished.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan 8 hours ago

Thank you for sharing, Val!

@ 1: what if you'r not a donkey and you love donkeys?

@ 2. It seems that the escalator in front is swallowing people!..

btw how comes card nr 2 to hang above your desk when you think it boring? Did it hang with the picture in front or the message?

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman 15 hours ago

TWO BORING POSTCARDS FROM IRELAND AND BELGIUM

1; Hello from Ireland

Well Hello to you too!

If you are a donky you may find this a very interesting postcard indeed.

If you are not a donky, well....

And if you are Irish, you may not think that a donky really shows your country in it's best light (although there might be a secret message here)

And if you are Irish and a donkey, well....

2. From the HQ of the capital of the EU -- the Berlaymont building, Brussels/Bruxelles

There are more EU civil servants (an oxymoron, if ever there was one) working in this building than in any of thenumerous other Commission buildings in Brussels. The Commissioners wisely work elsewhere. I spent many hours in the Berlaymont. For many years, this postcard was pinned on a notice-board above my desk.

Comment by John Gayer on March 29, 2021 at 8:45am

'A one time, but never again visit' to Wigan sounds rather enticing to me. Must add it to my post-Covid list of things to do.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 28, 2021 at 7:56pm

THE MOST BORING POSTCARD

"Worldwide interest was immediately sparked in 1992 when the Wiend Center in Wigan [England] announced that it would not only be holding an exhibition of the world's most boring postcards, but also unveiling the greatest work ever produced in this genre. Swamped with superlative exhibits from as far afield as Brazil, Mongolia and Tibet, the organisers said that early front-runners included a dimly lit view of a transport pontoon in Ulan Bator, and 'Gasworks, Leeds, viewed from Adlington Street Toilets'.

"We think there is something for everyone", said Brian Corrigan, the Marketing Officer of Wigan Council.

The winning entry was a '..staggeringly boring trafic interchange in Redditch'. It was sent in by Liz McParlin of Aberystwyth who won a "Luxury weekend in Wigan".

Gil Swift crowned his career as Director of Leisure Services by opening this exhibition, and then retired at the top."

From Stephen Pile, The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures, Faber & Faber, London, 2011

(If you have ever been to Wigan -- which I have once, but never again, thankyou very much -- you will realise that there is something oxymoronic about a "Luxury weekend" .."in Wigan".)

Comment by ArtbyJac on March 18, 2021 at 9:20pm

Anyone wanna exchange boring pcs? send me one and I will do the same, with some decoration on the back.

Comment by David Jaap aka Jadaway on March 13, 2021 at 2:17pm

1950s(?) "Yuletide Greetings" Postcard. I am not sure if this qualifies to be shown here, since it does not show an aspect of everyday life.  It is so not Christmas-like and yet it says "Yuletide Greetings". 

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on February 14, 2021 at 11:34am

Thanks!

"Boring...but cute!".... a bit like me.

(St) Valentine

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 14, 2021 at 9:28am

oresome? ha! So glad that mail is arriving in Sigean relatively "fast"!

You actually also got the heART card for today :-)

yay! (boring...but "cute"?)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on February 12, 2021 at 4:10pm

WE'RE BACK ON THE ROAD! TWO MORE CLASSIC BORING POSTCARDS

From Mikel: W41 High School, Salmon, Idaho

Salmon Idaho, has a well-deserved reputation for providing outsanding education not just to the local pupils, but also to the local fish. This High School is exclusively for the W41 species of Idaho(ian) salmon. (There are also schools for perch, trout, etc, and we await further fishy postcards from Mikel.)

From Katerina: Loading Iron Ore, Minnesota

A postcard from Minnesota's 'Iron Range', and the 2nd in this series that Katerina has sent.

In 1971, George and Francois sent this postcard to their grandparents in Cicero, ILL, with this message: "Hi! This is one of the small ore trucks (60 TONS OF ORE). THE BIG TRUCKS carry about 120 tons of ore. The new trucks will be twice as big about 250 tons. In the big 120 tone trucks the drivers sits 17 feet above the road."

I am susre that the Grandparents Matejovsky found this Postcard and message oresome (groan).

Thanks Katerina (it only just arrived)!

 

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