Wednesday Postcard: Bastia and Saint-Florent, Corsica

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale is from Corsica (la Corse), the French island in the Mediterranean Sea. My dear friend in France sent me this postcard featuring the cities of Bastia (top photo) and Saint-Florent (bottom photo), which are located in northern Corsica. In the top photo, you can see the Old Port and the … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Bastia and Saint-Florent, Corsica

Wednesday Postcard: Santa Cruz, California

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale comes from Santa Cruz, located on California's central coast, about 75 miles/ 120 km south of San Francisco. Points of Interest include: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (California's oldest amusement park operating since 1907) Santa Cruz Diner (featured on Guy Fieri's show, "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives") UC Santa Cruz (The Grateful … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Santa Cruz, California

Wednesday Postcard: Catalina Island

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the old Hotel St. Catherine, which was located in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, off the coast of California. The elegant hotel on Descanso Beach was open from 1918 to 1966. It was a popular vacation destination among celebrities and foreign dignitaries. For more information: Hotel St. … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Catalina Island

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