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