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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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Summertime!!!

Solstice! It’s offically summer – in the northern hemisphere that is. YAY! In celebration of this wonderful fact, a beautiful sunset-picture for you guys. I took it a couple weeks ago when having dinner at the Back Bay Seafood Restaurant in Gulfport, Mississippi. Isn’t it pretty?!

Have a great start into your summer!

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SENT CARD #5: A little bit of summer


I love this postcard; it makes me think of summer…
I sent this sunny afternoon of a postcard to Fedor.
He lives in Siberia, so I thought he might enjoy some summer in his mailbox 🙂

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