Thursday, July 2, 2009

PFF & Postcard Scavenger Hunt #5 – Night/Lights

This is my monthly Postcard Scavenger Hunt for July. If you are interested in participating, please read about how it works on my Announcing the Postcard Scavenger Hunt posting.

NOTE: You don't have to post today. The deadline is really at the end of the month so there is plenty of time to post. You also can put the permalink to an older post on the theme into Mister Linky.

The theme for this month is Night/Lights. This month I am trying something a little different. Instead of using vintage cards from various places, I am using only recent cards from my city, Minneapolis. I suggest that you use recent cards from your hometown or someplace you have visited recently. I am interested in seeing what the cards from your area are like, and I think other people will be interested too. Include the description on the card, and as much other information as you want. (I found that a couple of my cards didn't have enough description printed on the card, so I had to do some research.)
Pyrotechnics light up the downtown and surrounding areas during one of the many festivals that take place every year. Photo © Jay R. West

Downtown Minneapolis. The three tall buildings are, left to right: IDS Center, Wells Fargo Center, and AT&T Tower. Photo © Ken Thommes

Minneapolis, Minnesota. Looking north at downtown, the city's skyline shines like a jewel at dusk. Photo © Ken Thommes

Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota's largest city has more bridges over the Mississippi River than any other municipality. The Hennepin Avenue Bridge (foreground) is the fourth bridge at this location. This 1,037 ft. suspension bridge opened for both vehicle and pedestrian traffic in 1990. the 3rd Avenue Bridge is in the background. Photo © Ken Thommes

St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River. Downtown Minneapolis skyline is in the backround. Photo © Ken Thommes
Postcard Scavenger Hunt #5 Participants

1. debby

2. Lay Hoon ( Malaysia)

3. Marie Reed

4. Judy

5. Wild Postcards

6. Sheila

7. Lara L

8. Evelyn Yvonne Theriau

9. All Things Quebec


  1. This is such a great theme and I have just the postcard to meet your requirements.
    I LOVE your scavenger hunt!
    Evelyn in Montreal

  2. I love the fireworks! Perfect for the 4th of july weekend!

  3. These a great postcards!
    That first one is perfect for this weekend as well. :-)

    Have a beautiful weekend.

  4. Howdy
    Wow this is so cool.
    I wish I had some postcards of my home town to share for the scavenger hunt :)
    Anyway back to your awesome postcards.
    They are simply wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing .
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Happy Trails

  5. Lynnn! Have you seen the card over at Chris' (Wild Postcards) from Lynn, Massachusetts! It's a very groovy leather card too:) It made me smile and think of you!

  6. Gorgeous cards! The fireworks are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hey, it must be state/city week. I put up a card from Utah!

  8. Wonderful postcards. Makes me want to visit there. Happy PFF!

  9. It's such a good idea for you to ask for people to choose cards from their own area. It will be so interesting to see.

  10. fabulous place and outstanding postcards!
    happy PFF

  11. Hello Lynne,
    Lovely night/lights postcards of your city and a great theme.I should be able to find some postcards of my country for you.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Have a nice week.

  12. Gee, I didn't know there was a whole blog community of postcard collectors - well why not just like I'm in a gardening community. I don't collect but love looking at old hand painted ones. In fact I did a post a while back with a bunch of hand painted ones I purchased at an estate sale that were mostly floral.
    I've purchased so many over the years for resale - in fact still have a bunch I haven't gotten around to taking into a shop in town on consignment.
    I do love going through them though - guess that's why I enjoy buying them and then passing them on. LOL

  13. So beautiful postcards. I love the fireworks!

  14. My scavenger hunt post is up:) It's on the happy postcards blog because you can't really see lights on a vintage card!

  15. I posted my postcard for Scavenger Hunt #5. Thanks for all the comments you leave on my blog.

  16. Nothing much available in the way of postcards of my town at night (or in daylight, for that matter), but I recently received some postcards of Saint Petersburg, Russia at night that are gorgeous.


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