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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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INTERESTING POSTCARDS!!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Francis Lammé Aug 17, 2022. 41 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 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

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Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 29, 2022 at 4:09pm

BORING POSTCARDS OF PARIS FROM AN OLD ALMANAC COLLECTION OF POSTCARDS PREPARED FOR THE PARIS EXHIBITION OF 1900 (part 1 of about 4)

(with apologies for the quality of the photos, but the Almanac is very old and quite battered)

1. Les Moulins à Montmartre

2. Montmartre

3. 'Le Lapin', Montmartre

4. La Halle aux Vins

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 29, 2022 at 4:02pm

BORING POSTCARDS OF PARIS FROM AN OLD ALMANAC PREPARED FOR THE 1900 PARIS EXPOSITION: PART 1 (of about 4)

(with apologies for the quality of the photos but the Almanac is old and battered)

1.  Les Moulins à Montmartre2.  Montmartre

3. Le Lapin, Montmartre

4.  La Halle aux Vins

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 28, 2022 at 11:13am

ANOTHER ONE FROM HELEEN DE VAAN, THIS TIME OF....

 'Greetings from Wilgenhof', Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Vitalis Wilgenhof ('Wilgen' = Willows) is an old peoples' home.

Heleen points out that in 6 little photos there ae only 5 people, and ALL of the little photos have a very high Boring Rating (no people in the restaurant, no cars outside the building, etc...).

This Postcard must win the 'How Many Boring Pictures Can You Get On A Postcard Prize?'

Thanks Heleen...you are the lucky winner (and I hope you are not a resident of Vitalis Wilgenhof)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 28, 2022 at 10:59am

ANOTHER ONE FROM KATERINA, THIS TIME OF....

The Town Center, Pyce Roussé, Bulgaria

A typical Soviet Union -influenced postcard -- everything clean and tidy, people well-positioned on the card, lots of greenery -- but almost NO CARS! (Not even a Lada  or a Wartburg)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 28, 2022 at 10:54am

ANOTHER ONE FROM MIM, THIS TIME...

The Lobby and Dining Room, Monticello Hotel, Norfolk, VA, USA

Two things that might interest you, or not...

i) Concerning the Hotel Lobby: I spent the last 15-odd years of my actively working life as a lobbyist for an international ICT company in Brussels and London. I once gave a lecture on lobbying in the EEC (then the 'Common Market', now the 'European Union') to a group of US political science undergraduates on a joint programme at a Belgian University, and when I asked the students, "Tell me -- what do you think a lobbyist does?", I received the answer, "Why, a lobbyist works in a hotel lobby, of course!".

Later in the same lecture, I described where the institutions of the Common Market were located...Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, etc.  At the end of the lecture the same stuident who made the perceptive comment about what a lobbyist does, asked 'But WHERE is the Common Market?" "I told you -- Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, etc." "Yes", she said, "I followed all of that, but WHERE is the market, because I want to buy some jeans and stuff." Oh deary me....

ii) There is no-one dining in the Hotel Dining Room. The absence of people in restaurants, cafes, dining rooms and other eating and drinking holes is found in a number of Boring Postcards. It makes me wonder why that is so? Will the place in question seem less attractive if there are people -- nor food, nor drink -- there? And why aren't there any people there -- is it that bad?

[Sorry for all this nonsense, but it has kept me busy for a few miinutes on an otherwise not very interetsing -- or, dare I say it? Boring -- post-Xmas morning]

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 26, 2022 at 10:00am

VRIJTHOF, MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS, COURTESY of HELEEN DE VAAN

For many years in the 80's I had an office about 50 meters from Vrijthof, the main square in Maastricht.

Heleen writes, " I guess you can agree with me that this card is not boring!?!. Maybe you recognise some of the people on this card [alas, no]...maybe you were there for a drink? [who me?]...Anyhow, I've spent hours and hours (well some minutes) to look if I could see you among the people, which proves it isn't a boring card."

Thanks Helee, maybe I'm in the photo near the bus...or maybe not!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 26, 2022 at 9:43am

THREE MORE FROM MIKEL UNTZILLA ON BOXING DAY

1. Riglos, Spain (with lots of goats)

2. La Grande Perspective, Versailles, France

3. Playa Blanca (Faro de Pechiguera), Lanzarote, Spain

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 26, 2022 at 9:37am

THREE MORE FROM MIM ON BOXING  DAY

1. South Bend YMCA, South Bend, IND, USA

It might look Boring, but...."South Bend YMCA, South Bend, Indian, ...A new $2m campus style YMCA serving all members of the family. Main building includes Olympic-size pool, Large Gym, 4 Handball Courts, 6 Class Rooms, Craft Room, Restaurant and 175 car-parking lot. Other buildings include Rifle-Pistol Range and Cooper Youth Centre with large athletic field."

Everything you could ever want at a Y including Lots of Capital Letters

2. Jo-El Motel, Elgin, Illinois, USA

"Beautiful -Relaxing-Clean [that's good to know!] JO-EL MOTEL, US 20 at 59 -R.R.1 - Box 134...Free TV -- Air Conditioned  (Theatre - Gold -Food - in immediate vicinity)"

3. Oakwood Center, Syracuse, Ind

"Building which was constructed in 1960 contains  a large auditorium, an educational wing with class rooms and an administrative wing with offices of Indiana Conference North, Evangelical United Brethren Church. Located in beautiful Oakwood Park on Lake Wawasee, Syracuse, Indiana".

And it's clean!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 23, 2022 at 11:14am

THREE VERY BORING OLD POSTCARDS FROM YOUNG MIM

1.Tip-Top Motel, Kauai, Hawaii, USA

"Kauai's Most Centrally Located Motel...Where find food is served in an atmosphere of island hospitality. Home of the world famous Macadamia nut cookies".

(They might be world famous in Kauai, but are unknown where I live, says Val, who is a household nalme...in his own house.)

2. Hiwassee Lake, Western North Carolina, USA

"The lake is 22 miles long with 180 miles of shoreline. It covers 6,000 acres and is located in the heart of Nantahala National Forest."

3. Roadway Scene in the Heart of the Mountains", North Carolina, USA, I think

Lots of trees, but not much road

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 22, 2022 at 10:46am

GREEK CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES COURTESY OF KATERINA

1. Notre Dame Koumbelidiki, Castoria

2. The Church of the Holy Anagyri, Kastoria

3. The Church at the Convent Saint Luke, Levadia

4.The Temple of Osios Loukas

5.The two churches of the Monastery of Hosios Loukas

6. 'The big church' of the Monastery of Hosios Loukas

 

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