a view of the forbidden city comes from a young chinese friend, taking an english course in beijing during his summer vacation from university.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
this cooling scene in the dog days of summer comes from my friend blanka s. her sister has a summer cottage in this old mining village in slovakia. years ago i visited the village to do a piece on its traditional lacemaking. blanka's sister made a delicious tisane of herbs for the summer cold i had.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
through september nancy middlebrook is having a show of her sophisticated weavings at the prestigious snyderman-works gallery in philadelphia. i wrote an essay for the catalog and of course hope that people will flock to see this artist's work.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
the man on the left is showing one of the special postmarked postcards being sold for each day of the little league world series week. i bought a roll of stamps and got a classic babe ruth stamp pin as a bonus. there are lots of reasons to go to the little league world series. this p. o. is a new one.
after watching chinese taipei beat up on mexico yesterday afternoon at the little league complex in south williamsport, pa, i came across this satellite post office on the grounds. excellent! it was selling lots of baseball-themed items along with stamps.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Small-town post office in Japan. Iwamiginzan is trying to get UNESCO World Heritage status for its historical silver mines. When I visited last year the town was just starting to build up for tourism. It's still considered out-of-the-way. I saw a lot of beautiful mail boxes in this town.
Monday, August 20, 2007
the post office in cresson, pennsylvania, on a wind-tossed morning of heavy fog and rain. this trim p.o. was built in 1999. i stayed the night at the station inn, a unique train-spotting hotel in cresson. on my way north, i stopped here to mail some things abroad and pick up some of the new jimmy stewart stamps.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
This post office is located in a western-themed mall in Hakodate. Note the Santa mailman statue next to the booth. They had lots of nice Christmas stamps when I was there in December. The postal staff, however, was uber-postal. They had asked a customer in front of me if they would like the Christmas cancellation on their Christmas card. The cancellation was wonderful. When I asked for the cancellation on my postcard, however, the answer was: only for Christmas letters mailed to people in Japan. No amount of sweet persuasion could budge the young woman with the chestnut dye job.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Found this small post office on a residential street in New Sharon, Maine. The postmistress had just been transferred here. Because of its out-of-the-way location, they still had the triangular Jamestown stamps. I bought a sheet for Jacqueline here.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Soliders assemble for their daily drill outside the main post office in Ho Chi Minh City.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
the other day at the post office, alan the postmaster told me he continues to get lots of positive reaction to the mail art display. he said he's been telling customers who comment on the window to check out little red mail box. lots of people like the display, others are surprised by the things that can be sent through the mail. alan always points out the uncle sam hat. he also said that in the evening when taking down the flag, he often pauses to look at the things in the window. thanks, mr postmaster.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
old tokyo pal margaret price now runs a gallery on australia's gold coast. sushi love (8/4 to 9/2) features the work of tokyo graphic artist fukiko yamamoto. margaret sent me these postcards of yamamoto's work a couple of years ago. check it out at http://www.gallerytokonoma.com.au/.