Sunday, August 14, 2011

Views from the Netherlands

I LOVE receiving postcards from the Netherlands! This one has scenes from Friesland, a province in the north.  

The dog in the upper right-hand corner is a Stabyhoun, a rare Frysian breed. "Staby" means "stand by me" in Dutch. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A moody card from Hong Kong

My sender says he hopes I enjoy this moody postcard he chose for me. It's from a Cafe in Hong Kong.

The stamp:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Queen's Carriage

Queen Elizabeth II traveling in Queen Victoria's 1842 ivory-mounted phaeton drawn by two Windsor Grey horses. The driver, or postillion, is dressed in full state postillion livery. 

Yes, this postcard came from New Zealand, and here's the proof!