Thursday, September 20, 2012

Heart Istanbul Postcard

When we were stationed in Germany back in the mid-1980's, I had the good fortune to land a job as a Staffing Assistant at the Giessen Civilian Personnal Office, where I hired government employees to work in US Civil Service positions.

I worked with several German local nationals, and got to know and love them.

Whenever one of them would go on vacation, they would send back postcards to the office.
(shame on me, I would pick the postcards out of the trash and keep them!)

Frau Schafer sent this card from her trip to Istanbul.

I had forgotten how much she loved that belly dancing.
Tee hee!

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  1. I'm sure glad you pulled the postcards from the trash. I used to work in an office that received international mail and I'd go around pulling the envelopes out of the trash to take off the stamps -- especially if they were "pretty"!!!!! Istanbul is a place I've always wanted to visit.

  2. Oh, Sissy--I'm so glad you saw those forgotten postcards and kept them. I think you could open a museum with your collections! I love this postcard and suddenly have a yen to visit Istanbul. (grin)

    Have a lovely day, Sissy o' mine. ((hugs)) And happy PFF!

  3. I used to go around begging postcards from work too. :) I was lucky enough to go to Istanbul once.

  4. Nice card of the Hagia Sofia. Coincidentally, I'm watching a course from the Great Courses company on the world's greatest structures, and just learned all about the architecture of that building and how all those domes are supported and actually stay up. Very innovative for a building built in the year 360.

  5. Reminds me of my bestfriend who pulled out an entire book of bird postcards from the trash :) Some people just don't know how to appreciate the good stuff.

  6. The Blue Mosque, one of the most amazing Islamic sites I've been to.