Paris, France | 1900

 

When: October 25th, 1900

From: Paris, France
To: Stuttgart, Germany
Found: Stuttgart, Germany
Language: German
Text: Dear Em! We have had luck so far and haven’t been run over yet and we are finding it quite nice! Tonight, we would like to see [something]. Best regards from E.
[And on the side]: Lyrano was wonderful yesterday!
Note: This is the oldest card I have bought! I particularly like the handwriting on the back.
I am not a native German speaker, so if you have a better translation, please let me know.
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Brno, Hlavni Nadrazi | 1940

When: July 16th, 1940
From: Brno, Czechoslovakia
To: Detinice, Czechoslovakia
Found: Prague, Czech Republic
Text: I forgot to translate the text and can’t read it from the photo. If you can, let me know.
Note: Brno doesn’t look much different today! Maybe a little more graffiti! This was sent during the German occupation.
I have been to both Brno and Detinice. If you are ever in the tiny town of Detinice, there is a fun kitschy medieval themed restaurant that serves meat by the platter and they brew their own beer (well, contract it out at least).
I am not a native Czech speaker, so if you have a better translation, let me know.

Firenze, Italy | 1947

When: November 15, 1947
From: Firenze, Italy
To: Stuttgart, Germany
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: “…”
Note: I previously found postcards sent to Irmgard and this is the third place that she had moved to. The others I have found were from before the war, and this one is from after the war. I am hoping to find some sent to her during the war.
Previous cards sent to Irmgard:

Alto Adige, Italy | 1937

When: August 8, 1937
From: Alto Adige, Italy
To: Messkirch in Baden
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: “Dear Irmgard. Here is a card from Italy to tell you that we are having a fine time. The scenery and weather are lovely. We will see you at Lindau on the bridge at 1 p.m. on Friday 13th of August. Yours truly Louis.”
Note: I previously posted a card from Louis to Irmgard, but this one is a bit earlier:

Bled, Kingdom of Yugoslavia | 1922

When: August 5th, 1922

From: Bled, Kingdom of Yugoslavia [Slovenia]
To: Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia [Slovenia]
Found: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Language: Slovenian
Text: I cannot read the text. If you speak Slovenian, let me know!
Note: I bought this card just after visiting Lake Bled (beautiful place. Go there!). I like the half a stamp on this card from the short lived Kingdom of Yugoslavia!
I am not a Slovenian speaker, so if you have a translation, please let me know.

Prague, Czechoslovakia | 1983

When: January 27, 1983
From: Prague, Czechoslovakia
To: Tübingen, Germany
Found: Tübingen, Germany
Text: “We landed fine in Prague. Our first wander through the streets is behind us. But it was a little dreary. Our hotel is super nice! In the morning, our trip is really going to start!”
Note: I like this card simply because it was sent from the last place I lived to the current place I live.
I am not a native speaker of German, so if you have a better translation, let me know.

Stromovka, Prague | Date Unknown

 

When: Unknown

From: Stromovka Park, Prague, Czech Republic

To: NA

Found: Prague, Czech Republic

Text: “Greetings from the main restaurant in Stromovka!”

Note: This postcard, although old, did not have any writing on it unfortunately. It is from a beautiful park in Prague called Stromovka, named after the multitude of trees (strom = tree). There is infrastructure and a beautiful old fairgrounds with some murals from Mucha from a world exposition in the early 1900’s. I found this postcard just after seeing this chateau for the first time. What stuck out to me is that, even though the chateau is still there and there is still a “restaurant” there, the chateau is in disrepair and the restaurant is a sausage and beer stand. It was just cool to me to see what this beautiful building looked like in it heyday.