When: 19 December 1983
From: Miami Beach, Florida USA
To: Thessaloniki, Greece
Found: Thessaloniki, Greece
Text: Hello George and Christina. Many greetings and happy holidays and new year.
Note: Nothing says Christmas like Miami Beach.
Thanks to Josef and Euphrosini Candelario and Savvas Chatzipanagiotidis for the translation help!
When: February 10, 1965
From: Clevland, Ohio USA
To: Krakow, Poland
Found: Krakow, Poland
Text: Dear Jacek,
This card depicts the view from under that same bridge that was visible on the last card. From all directions, you can see that tall building, in which you can find nice offices, and under which the train station is located. Have you received all the postcards that I sent you? When I get back, I’ll tell you more.
Kisses to you and Mommy,
Note: Thanks to my friend Sam for bringing this one to me and translating it! Just a normal trip to Ohio. I like that this father is telling his kid about the nice offices. How exciting! 😀
Sam is not a native Polish speaker, so if you have a better translation, let me know.
From: Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
To: Prague 2, Czechoslovakia
Found: Prague, Czech Republic
Text: “Dears, If the weather is nice on Sunday morning, I’ll go to Prague on a scooter. If our Ala wants to and isn’t afraid to come to Karlovy Vary with me on a scooter, write me back shortly. Maro could take a train. Also, please write us what time you’ll arrive back on Saturday, ok? So long and look forward to seeing you.”
Better translation provided by Niki Brisova
Note: Karlsbad is a beautiful town. What I love about this postcard is how normal the conversation is. It’s an antique text message!
I included a picture from the first time I was in Karlovy Vary. I am in the picture, but you can only see my back. It does look much more different today than it does in this card.
I am not a native Czech speaker, so if you have a better translation, let me know.
My name is Ryan and am currently living in Tübingen, Germany.
In my free time I like to find old postcards that have something of interest on them. I resend them to friends and family with a short story about where it was from, where it was going, and what the original sender wanted to say. They are a great window to the past and I think others might enjoy them too.