Some favorites from my collection...(click to enlarge)
I love postcards. There is something wonderful about them-- a small glimpse into a far off place. The act of sending the postcard itself is interesting. It is a visual correspondence unlike any other. A desire to share what you have seen.
I always seem to find postcard vendors when I go abroad-- most recently the Mercato Delle Stampe in the Piazza Borghese in Rome. Or the Marche aux Timbres et Cartes-Postales near the Champs Elysee in Paris. The vendors rarely speak English but are content to let me browse. The hunt is part of the fun.