Thursday, 20 November 2008

Museum Ship Does Not Voyage / 不航行的博物館船

原由 Dodd Lu 上載

From: Tauranga, New Zealand
Date: 12 to 20 November, 2008
Sender: Lee


An old sailor or a captain travelled many countries. He must have many stories to tell. How do we keep their stories? Yes, a museum. Where to set up the museum? Yes, a shipwreck. What a lovely idea to set a museum in a shipwreck. I’d love to visit this ship if I got the chance to visit New Zealand.


Monday, 17 November 2008

Alone on the Country Road / 踽踽獨行

原由 Dodd Lu 上載

From: Poltsamaa, Estonia
Date: 4 to 17 November, 2008
Sender: Merle


Those pictures with a person strolling on a country road usually remind most Taiwanese their first English poem, the Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. No matter which road we take, we can appreciate the view. Even there is no scenery, we still can enjoy the time of being alone. For that popular road, we have the same happiness of common. For the road not so popular, we have our own special experience. After understanding this, it will not be that difficult to make the choice at the intersection.

Let's review the poem:

Two road diverged in a yellow wood.
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doublted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Unfamiliar Neighbour / 不熟悉的鄰居

原由 Dodd Lu 上載

From:Manila, Philippines
Date: 11 to 17 November, 2008
Sender: Nathalie


There are more Europeans and Americans than Asians on Postcrossing. I do not expect that I can receive postcard from Asian country that soon. The first five come in a batch. So this one is actually the second batch. Philippines is our neighbour country in the south but which is unfamiliar to us. In fact, Taiwanese education teach us so little about our neighbours. Many people do not know that Philippines speak Tagalog and other local language as Indigenous Taiwanese in Austronesian group. Philippines must also be a cultured country worthy to visit.


Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Old windmill / 老磨坊

原由 Dodd Lu 上載

From: Koedijk, The Netherlands
Date: 4 to 12 November, 2008
Sender: Jack


Jack told me that there is a windmill in his village, but not this one in the postcard. They tried to recover that old mill and set up a website to record everything about it. No matter what purpose of the windmill in the Netherlands was, and how efficiency the old fellow was, recovering them had more historical meaning than practical use. I believe I will get other windmill from the Netherlands in the future, but this is a good story.


Country in the Mountain / 山中農場

原由 Dodd Lu 上載

From: Bognau, Switzerland
Date: 4 to 12 November, 2008
Sender: Sandra


Sandra lives in the mountain with lots of pets. So she sent this mountain view postcard. The view is beautiful and looks still. However, it also seems too peaceful. I wonder what in the postcard is the the true image of Switzerland or it is just a small part of Switzerland.


Art in Art / 畫作中的藝術空間

原由 Dodd Lu 上載

From: Imatra, Finland
Date: 4 to 12 November , 2008
Sender: Päivi


Finland had most participants in postcrossing. Not surprising there came one from a Finlander in the first batch. It came from a small town in Finland, but the picture was the Opera House in Helsinki. I felt beautiful of this painting art of the beautiful architecture containing performing art inside.


Old Cathedral as My First Postcrossing Postcard /

原由 Dodd Lu 上載

From: Dublin, Ireland
Date: 4 to 12 November , 2008
Sender: Kristin-Máire


This was my first postcrossing postcard. Actually, it came in a batch of five postcards. I picked it up as my first to register because I though there must be variuos stories in the old Cathedral. Some people believed these religious places could bring luck and peace to them. So do I. Happy postcrossing to every postcrosser.


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