Thursday, July 23, 2009

More Selections from the michael and Mrs. 5000 Boring Postcard Collection

"Holman's Funeral Service, Since 1854"
(City of Roses)


"The Lloyd Center, Portland Oregon. Spiral Staircase in East Mall leading to upper level in the world's largest shopping centre, covering 56 blocks."



"Bel-Aire Diner, U.S. Route 1, Newburyport Turnpike, Peabody, Mass."


"Calais, Maine. U.S. Customs and Immigration Building and the International Bridge that spans the St. Croix River between Calais and St. Stephen, N.B."




"'NYCE' Quality Colored Landscape Locals"




"Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana. View shows the Red Buds in Bloom, and the famous Headquarters and Tower landmarks."

10 comments:

boo said...

I like the faded look of them.

Michael5000 said...

@boo: That's just poor photography. But it kind of complements the look, doesn't it.

Elaine said...

Isn't it just a combination of the inks and the postcard paper stock?-- unless printed on glossy stuff, the colors are washed out regardless of photography. For ultimate boredom, what about b&w postcards? Though I must say, the expanses of parking lot or street do up the Squalor Index!

Rebel said...

Is it sick that the funeral parlor gives me warm fuzzy feelings of home?

Eversaved said...

I love the captions. Some of them are full of so much tension you can just hear someone who is so super proud of the city's shopping centre that they can barely stand having to describe it in only one sentence.

Dug said...

The Lloyd Center covers 56 blocks? Who knew?

Dug said...

I like the Greenville, Illinois one because it's such a generic view. Looks just like ________.

Does a postcard need to be really old to be boring? Was there a boring era for postcards? Am I boring your readers with my boring questions?

Jane said...

As much as I'm prepared to agree that the world's largest shopping mall does not an exciting postcard make, I have to say that spiral stair case is pretty darn cool looking.

The rest, not so much.

Jenners said...

Those are boring. As is this comment.

Sue Feeney said...

I love the photo of Barksdale AFB because my father was stationed there 1961-1963. The postcard really brought back memories. Thanks for sharing!