Thursday, November 30, 2006

Bonjour from Belgium

This is a card from Belgium. Apparently cards of these carts pulled by dogs are very popular. I wonder what she was selling, water or milk?
Did they have parking tickets in those days?

Friday, November 17, 2006

A concert

This is a postcard of a concert in Blois which is another beautiful French town. I was really attracted to this card because of the way it’s coloured. Some colouring wasn’t so good, very basic and bright, blue sky, green grass, red lips etc. Please click on the card to see it in more detail.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Here are three postcards from the first world war.

The first group are the King and Queen of England visiting the barracks for the colonial soldiers who had come to France to fight for the ‘Motherland’

Next is a postcard of the ruins in a town called Thann.

Last but not least, a group of French soldiers, can you spot Henri? Olivier told me yesterday that most of the French soldiers were drunk a lot of the time, they were given alcohol to help them cope with the horrors of what was happening around them.

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Vichy is a spa town in France and people still go to ‘take the waters’; The card was posted in 1906. I’m fond of it because of the costumes, especially the women. Here they are drinking the water which would have been beneficial simply because people didn’t drink much water in those days. Today you can buy bottles of Vichy water in any supermarket.

Looking through Google I find that the waters from Source Lucas have anti-inflammatory properties and that there is a horse race is named after it! In another report the source is named after the Baron Lucas who bought the spring where the water comes from and that the water is particularly good for skin problems. I found someone else who likes pictures of Vichy too!

As with all of the postcards on this site click on them to make them bigger