‘Wish You Were Here’

Summer used to be a time for postcards.  Sending them.  Receiving them. Receiving was better.  What to say to your friends and relations with only such a small space to play with?  ‘Wish you were here’ maybe?

The views were standard, wherever they came from.  The castle.  The cathedral.  The fisherman’s cove. The crowded beach.

Today I’m reviving the tradition, but with a different angle on the standard shots.

St. Paul’s Cathedral, seen reflected in Angel’s Wing (2000) by Thomas Heatherwick, Paternoster Square, London.
The Leeds-Liverpool Canal passing under a bridge near Gargrave.
The Port Olímpic area of Barcelona seafront, reflected in nearby buildings.
Hull Minster, as seen in a nearby office building.
An honest view of a British holiday? The countryside near Penrith on a soggy Sunday.

This is my contribution to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #59, Angles. Leya so often joined in when I was contributing to the Ragtag Daily Prompt that it seems only fair to return the compliment.  Thanks, Leya!


43 thoughts on “‘Wish You Were Here’”

  1. Have you ever thought of exhibiting and selling your amazing photos? When our children were young my mother sent them a PC even from a day out because she believed it was important for children to receive personally addressed post.

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    1. Well good on her! That’s brilliant. As is your compliment – thank you. I consider myself a reasonably good snapshot-ist rather than a photographer however. Not clever at settings or anything.


  2. Love your idea, post, photos, angles and thoughts, Margaret! And what is life but a reflection? It goes by seen through our separate windows, come sun or rain. And thank you for the Thank you!

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  3. Ooh – I like these alternative postcards. My sweetheart had a request from a library a couple of days ago to send them a postcard from England. I fear our choices may be less creative than these!

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  4. I have actually been thinking of posting some family history postcards on my family history blog. Not only are they historic in a societal sense, but they contain useful information for genealogists.

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      1. Perhaps they may be of interest to others. It would be a record of the known history of the person from my perspective. Details of what a person who has passed, was like, is often lost in collecting and documenting family history. Thanks for giving me a prod in this direction, Margaret. Are you a history enthusiast?

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  5. Love all of them – I’m doing the same! w/o the ‘wish you were here’ message but plenty of other silly things to make ppl laugh! I’m all for honesty so I don’t write something I don’t mean…. because being away with just HH is about the best bit about going somewhere.
    Last week I got two postcards, one from my little sis and one from a friend in California. They cheer me up no end – sometimes I just send or get one or two sentences: Love you loads….. Just because….. Thinking of you and looking forward to meet up with you (that wd be my sis). Etc.

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    1. Brilliant. I’m glad you still send cards. I think I’ll restart the habit. Sometimes though, buying the darned things, then finding a Post Office to buy stamps just seems so …. exhausting.

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      1. I make them myself with photos. As you live in the UK, it’s dead easy. You buy cards and envelopes for 3xnothing at The Works and off you go. I also buy my stamps online in France (always only ‘Marianne’ ones, because all the others have the price on them and next time you post something, the tariffs have gone up AGAIN!). You should really try it; it causes great joy for the receiver and gives you a satisfaction. Right now I’ve got a mail saying: Hold on, a letter to you is on its way 😉
        In Switzerland it’s getting more difficult too to find a post office, so I also buy huge amounts of beautiful, very beautiful stamps online. I’m sure you can do the same thing online too in UK. Good luck!

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