Postcrossing card from Taiwan, February 2017
A type-written love letter… Not very romantic, I might have thought, a few decades back... Nowadays, perhaps a letter written on an old-fashioned typewriter would seem very romantic indeed?? – indicating the sender having gone through some trouble to find a functioning old-fashioned manual type-writer, and then having written the letter without access to any “delete” button for mistakes and regrets…
Postcrossing card from Russia, August 2017
I have recently taken up a new Duolingo challenge: Learning a little bit of Russian. Have to admit that to my ears, the spoken language still sounds like a tape played backwards (do younger generations even know any more what a “tape” is?) - and the strange [sorry – different!] alphabet doesn’t help… But I must be making some little progress, because at least I managed to “translate” the name of the artist who painted this picture into the “Latin” alphabet, and then also found more illustrations by her on the internet (even if no text info in English). Her name is Galina Egorenkova (Галина Егоренкова).