Wednesday Postcard: Place de la Concorde in Paris

Bonjour! This week's carte postale features Place de la Concorde in Paris. Over a thousand people were executed by guillotine at this spot during the French Revolution, most notably Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette The Luxor Obelisk was a gift from Egypt and placed in the square in 1836 Between 1836-1846, the square was redesigned by … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Place de la Concorde in Paris

Wednesday Postcard: Zurich, Switzerland

Bonjour! This week's carte postale features St. Peter's Church in Zurich, Switzerland. Of all the tower clocks in Europe, St. Peter's has the largest clock face measuring 8.7 meters/ 28.5 feet in diameter! Fun fact: Since there are four national languages, the city's name is spelled several ways: Zürich/Züri/Zuerich (German) Zurich (French) Zurigo (Italian) Turitg … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Zurich, Switzerland

Wednesday Postcard: Alcatraz Island

Bonjour! This week's carte postale features Alcatraz Island, which is located in the San Francisco Bay! - Alcatraz is the Spanish word for pelican - This small island was once a fort and a military prison - From 1934 to 1963, "The Rock" was a maximum security federal penitentiary For more information: Alcatraz Island - … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Alcatraz Island

Wednesday Postcard: Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris

Bonjour! This week's carte postale features the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris. A big Thank You to Carolyn of Hawkfeather Stories who found this vintage postcard in a little thrift shop and sent it to me. When construction began in the late 19th century, this basilica broke tradition. While other basilicas being built at the time … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris

Wednesday Postcard: Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Bonjour! This week's carte postale shows the casino gardens in Monte-Carlo, Monaco! Located in the French Riviera, Monaco is the second smallest country after Vatican City. When I hear Monte-Carlo, I think of glamour, James Bond movies, the Grand Prix, and the American actress, Grace Kelly, who became Princess of Monaco in 1956 when she … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Wednesday Postcard: Bainbridge Island, Washington

Bonjour! This week's carte postale is one I picked up during my recent trip to Seattle: The vessel shown on the postcard is named Tacoma. Read more about her here. The Washington State Ferries make over 20 round trips each day from Seattle (Colman Dock/Pier 52) to Bainbridge Island. For more information: Washington State Ferries … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Bainbridge Island, Washington

Wednesday Postcard: Seattle, Washington

Bonjour from Seattle! This week's carte postale is from the Emerald City: The Seattle Great Wheel is 175 feet tall and was built in 2012 on Pier 57. Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! For more information: The Seattle Great Wheel 🎡 [Updated: June 2019] If you enjoyed this postcard, you may be interested … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Seattle, Washington

Wednesday Postcard: Chambord, France

Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Photographer Yvon (Pierre Yves-Petit 1886-1969) made gelatin silver prints into postcards. I tried to capture the sheen of Yvon's gelatin silver print postcard of Chambord, one of the Châteaux de la Loire: The year 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Chambord. Until the … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Chambord, France

Wednesday Postcard: Néris-les-Bains, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale is one I picked up during my visit to Néris-les-Bains, France: During my international volunteer project in Hérisson, France, my team and I visited another workcamp (as these projects are sometimes called) located in the old spa town of Néris-les-Bains. I remember spending a lovely afternoon at a park, then … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Néris-les-Bains, France

Wednesday Postcard: Marseille, France

Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from an online shop. Located in the South of France, Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris. One of the things it's known for is bouillabaisse, a Provençal seafood stew. The postcard depicts La Canebière (or La Cannebière), the main street that runs about 1 … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Marseille, France

Wednesday Postcard: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Bonjour! This week's carte postale is one I picked up during my visit to Paris: Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral that was built in the French Gothic style during the years 1163 - 1345. With over 13 million visitors each year, Notre-Dame is the most visited monument in Paris. Notre-Dame suffered major … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France