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RECEIVED CARD #13: 36°C, ice cream and Chinese art

In Germany we are enjoying – or maybe suffering – an incredible hot summer day. In some places it’s as hot as 39°C (102°F). So, I met with a friend at the ice cream parlor in town. And while I devoured a humongous Tiramisu sundae I decided which card to share with you today: This beautiful postcard from Wang Xuan in China.

RECEIVED CARD #13: CN-463199 from Wang Xuan (CHINA); Distance traveled: 4683 miles (7536 km); Days traveled: 32 days.

It features a traditional Chinese painting. Wang Xuan writes on the back of the card that these kind of paintings show mostly landscapes, scenery and animals. I think it’s a truly mesmerizing image. It’s a pity that I don’t know more about the Asian forms of art. Looking at this postcard it seems to be very different from our Western forms of art. I only occasionally try myself in the drawing of Manga-style characters like these…but that’s about it when it comes to “Asian art”.

My Manga characters Naruto-style… oh well 😀

Well, to wrap up this post I have some audio-stimulation for you: The song “Endless Summer” by Oceana; matching the hot weather in Germany right now! I hope you like it 🙂

Have a great sunday!

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RECEIVED CARD #22.1: Blue and white porcelain

This is a “pottery” postcard from Catherine in China. I like it a lot and am wondering if there are more parts to it, since it looks like it’s been cut from a larger piece…

Well, it travelled a distance of 5489 miles (8834 km) in 53 days. And look at those stamps too! Thank you, Catherine 🙂

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SENT CARD #19: Heide-critters


This little group of Heidschnucken (German moorland sheep) went to Zhu in China. They spent 24 days with the postal services to travel the 5576 miles (8974 km) from my hometown in Germany to Zhu’s mailbox in China 🙂

Have a great Wednesday!

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SENT CARD #10 & #11: Heath for Asia

The Lüneburger Heide (Lunenburg Heath), a pretty place featured on many postcards I send out to people through the Postcrossing project. Like this, this and this one. Now, here are two more:

The first went to Chai Xin in China, crossing a distance of 4722 miles (7600 km) in 22 days.

And the second went to Chi-Ling Lee in Taiwan. It travelled 5674 miles (9131 km)  in 6 days to drop into his mailbox.

I really love where I live. The Heide (Heath) is so pretty especially when the heather is in full bloom covering the ground like a purple carpet. When I was in elementary school our teacher would often take us on field trips into the Heath hiking – fond memories!

So, what pretty views has your area to offer? Breathtakingly high mountains with snow covered peaks? Bold cliffs and the clear blue sea? Or forests with trees older than dirt itself? Tell me!

And have a good start into the new month!

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