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The Virtual Postcard Tour continues...places I've never been
Here are some more of those wonderful vintages postcards from mid-century. They are not all that old, as far as postcards are concerned, but I think at this point, we could call them "vintage postcards". Some of the sights they depict have changed, so they do reflect a different era. This batch I'm calling "places I've never been," and I might want to, if I can get up the energy and cash to make the trip.

This is the Willard Room, the restaurant at the famous Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.
Could it possibly still look like this? I certainly would love to have a meal there and find out for myself. This postcard is stamped 1959. That was really back in the day.

Hong Kong! Wonder if they still have any of these old junks left. Awesome!

China again! There is so much to see in China. This temple looks interesting.
The card is dated 1984, but I doubt that this building will have changed one bit.

Moscow! Love the juxtaposition of the old building with the new one in the background.
 There is a really wonderful old CCCP stamp on the back
of this card. Some Russian stamps are truly little works of art.

Penang, Malaysia. Let's go shopping. This looks like something we might
see today if we visited there. No date on this one.

Australia! I would give anything to see a pile of these little koalas.

As you can probably tell by now, I am addicted to looking at old postcards and
reminiscing about some stranger's trip. Whenever I go to a vintage shop,
that's the first thing I look for. A harmless pastime, but great fun for people like me.

Please join the Phantom  as our virtual tour of the US continues. So far, our tour includes the following states:

California, Oregon, Washington,
Alaska, Hawaii
, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Massachusetts.

Stay with us as we visit all of the United States, 
and who knows where next...

American Black Bear Postcards
Backs of the postcards
Cruising, 1970s style

Couples: rules to live by
Dangerous postcard animals
Dear Diary: Italy again
Driving the I-95  (text by Johnna Kaplan)
Favorite animal postcards
Not sure I'd want to see this
Old Hawaii
Old Motels

Other People's Vacations
Places I'd like to Visit

Postcard recipes
Side trip to Europe!
Spring in the Desert
Ugly Postcard Tour
Where My Friends Went, part 2, part 3
World Tour
The 50 State Quick Tour

Diannek, clevermag's editor, 
is affectionately known as
the Phantom to friends and family.



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