Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Lion, Elephant, African Buffalo, Giraffe and a Meerkat, Kalahari Resorts

Resorts and Conventions

The Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin
in Dells, Wisconsin was America's largest indoor water park, until 2005 when it was surpassed by its sister resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
Kalahari's newest Resort and Convention Center in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania recently took this title in 2015 giving Kalahari the title of the World's Coolest Waterparks according to Conde Nast.

The sender writes:
We are enjoying our little vacation at the Kalahari Resort.  The kids are having so much fun!  We are attending the Autism Society of Wisconsin Conference. We saw a postcard, and thought of you!

This postcard features a Lion, Elephant, African Buffalo, Giraffe and a Meerkat and is from 2017.

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The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is named after the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, hence the African theme at all the resorts. The lobbies have artificial fountains, trees, and animals that have been imported from local markets and shops in Africa.

Snail Statues in Cleveland Ohio

Slowly spreading the news: it's National Postcard Week!
May 7-13, 2017

I took this photo September 2016 at the Cleveland Public Library during the art installation "Flock," by CrackingArt, a group from Milan Italy.  There were over 300 recyclable plastic animal figures all over downtown.  I loved the snails!

This postcard is number 42 in a limited of 100.  It is from Christina Getrost. 

A Squirrel Monkey from the Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe
Squirrel Monkey

Image # 48799
Lantern Press

This postcard was made on recycled paper and is from 2017. 

A Dinosaur Made out of LEGO Bricks from Legoland


Found in the Land of Adventure, Coastersaurus is a junior wooden coaster featuring this stunning, life-sized LEGO Triceratops.


A Monkey and a Parrot from The Rainforest Cafe

Wild Adventures at the
Rainforest Cafe
Orlando, Florida

Image # 48903
Later Press


A Pig, More Weight, More Joy

Mita enemman kiloja, sita laajempi skaala iloja

I think this translates to something like:

With more pounds there is more joy.

The artist is: Koontz

This funny pig postcard is from Finland and was bought in 2017. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Underwater Animals from The Little Mermaid


"We got no troubles, life is the bubbles," sing Sebastian and Co. as Flounder and friends give a bubbly performance to en even bubblier Ariel.

This postcard features Ariel, Sebastian the crab, seahorses, fish and snails.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Coral from Reefs of the Bay Islands in Honduras

(insert your name here)
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Is acknowledged
as a Guardian of

The 200 Million Year Old
'Honduras' means 'deepwater'.  The Islands rise from the Bonacca Ridge thirty miles from the Mainland and the steep walls of this Ridge are one of the most rare and most beautifully formed reefs in the world.  Teach others to treat their fragile beauty with the respect they deserve.  Guard them from trophy hunters and all pollution and feel privileged to have experienced that which future generations will also enjoy and will thank YOU for preserving.

Some of the coral listed are:
Common Seafan, Sea Plume, Giant Brain, Pillar, Knobby Brain, Cavernous Star, Green Cactus, Smooth Star, Ribbon, Leaf, Saucer, Purple Leaf, Elkhorn, Staghorn and more.

This postcard is from 2014.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Cow Parade - Elvis Presley

Cow Parade
Rock and Roll Cow

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CowParade, is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes.

After the exhibition in the city, which may last many months, the statues are auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity.

A Puffer Fish from The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium
Our Mission is the entertain, educate and inspire stewardship about our natural environments.

Photo: Rich Howard, 2013

Mice from Around the World on Wisconsin Cheese

Say Cheese!

Swiss, Muenster, Feta, Brie, Cheddar, and Mozzarella

When settlers first came to Wisconsin they brought with them the Cheese making trades from the "Old Country".  Wisconsin's rich terrain proved itself perfect as farmland and "America's Dairyland" was born.  Wisconsin is synonymous with high-quality dairy products, from milk and cottage cheese, to cheddar, mozzarella and hundreds of unique, specialty cheese varieties.

Coca-Cola Polar Bear on a Shaped Postcard

World of Coca-Cola
You can't beat the feeling (1989)

This shaped postcard of the coke polar bear is from 2017.

A Somali Camel Rider from Yemen

Somali Camel Rider - Aden

This unused Yemen postcard is from:
The Hotel de l-Europe
Turkish Shop

The Publisher is: I. Benghiat Son, Aden