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January 31st, 2013 (05:52 pm)

Postcards Exchange


Today I'm a happy Postcrosser. I received three postcards in today's mail, all of them from the United States. That's unusual in itself. My daily postcard crop generally comes from all over the world. But the really cool thing is that all three cards are steeped in AWESOMENESS.

This one, from Austin, Texas, shows a photograph by Elliott Erwitt, taken in Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1957. The two facing rows of dozens of mummies are eye-catching enough. But the two living people in the center of the shot are both thin and have rather odd facial features, making them look like they fit right in. Weird. Then again, the sender did point out that the city of Austin's official motto is "Keep Austin Weird."

US2054628 Austin, TX, USA, web - mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico, 1957, Elliot Erwitt



From Portland, Maine, comes a shot of Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal, below. I love the way the light streams in from the top left corner of the photograph, highlighting the famous four-sided clock and throwing long shadows across the floor.
US2062596 Maine (Portland) web - Grand Central Terminal, NYC


On a very different note, I received the next card from Knoxville, Tennessee. I have, on occasion, mailed Dr. Who-related cards to Postcrossers around the world (this world, that is, since the U.S. Postal service still uses planes and trucks and hasn't yet switched to delivery by Tardis). But this is the first time someone has sent me a Dr. Who card. Great image!
US2063917 Knoxville, TN, USA, web - Dr Who