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Rest in Peace
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Posted 05/15/2018   11:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Another ROTW (Rest of the World) hotel: the Pandav Bhavan silent resort ... which, in fact, googles-up nicely.

Who knew?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





Worker on a Handloom
Country: India
Catalog codes: Mi:IN 847A, Sn:IN 848, Yt:IN 630, Sg:IN 932
Issued on: 1980-12-07
Emission: Definitive
Perforation: comb 15 x 14
Printing: Photogravure
Colors: Violet
Face value: 2 #8377; - Indian rupee
Watermark: Asoka Pillar, Multiple



(Shame on me, but I've no perf gauge handy, so this might be the 1983 variant.)
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Posted 09/11/2018   10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrPhilaRooms to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hotel Balima in Rabat, Morocco

Publisher: Maroc Plaisir, c.1970's.



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Posted 09/29/2018   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So it turns-out that there is some spot - a bend in the highway? a competing spa? - that is the exact best spot from which to photograph the St Blasien abbey & spa of Luisenruhe, Baden, Germany.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankt_Blasien ... both an historic Abbey and a Spa town

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey




With thanks to the Wikicommons ...
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Posted 10/01/2018   10:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Grand Hotel Excelsior & New Casino in Rapallo IT.

http://www.excelsiorpalace.it/en/we...tel/history/ ... and it's still there!

My card is hand-dated 19310427, postmarked GENOVA FERROVIA.

One of my fave postcard sub-piles is of artist's renderings, most often of hotels ... but I also have plenty of artist's renderings of the 1964 NY World's Fair & 1968 Montreal Expo exhibits.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





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Posted 11/03/2018   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Grand Hotel Miramonti in Cortina d-Ampezzo in the Italian Dolomites.

Cortina d-Ampezzo is a very well-known ski resort area:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortina_d%27Ampezzo

https://www.dolomiti.org/en/cortina/

https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en...area/cortina

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bazdre...pezzo-italy/ ... Forbes says to put it on your bucket list

The hand-scribble on the back is dated 19250815, and seems to say that the sender is off to Salsomaggiore.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Posted 11/09/2018   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Grand Hotel Central Bagni, in Salsomaggiore, Italy.

I'm thinking that the old hotel is not there, but has been replaced by the Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi, in Bormio, Italy ... which is not nearby.

Compare the postcard of the Salsomaggiore hotel (postmarked 19250901) with the photograph of the Bormio hotel (courtesy of TripAdvisor) ... look familiar?

There's a backstory, but I could not find it after a (very) modest effort.

BTW, the scribbled note on the Grand Hotel Miramonti postcard (below) (above) seems to say that the sender is on his way to Salsomaggiore ... cool, eh?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 11/14/2018   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Hotel Ukraina in Moscow, USSR. Posted June 10, 1960 to Dayton, Ohio, USA. Postcard is a real photograph.


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Posted 11/15/2018   8:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I Grandi Alberghi della Mendola in South Tyrol, Italy.

These old collotypes are monochrome, sure, but the level of detail can be astounding.

Our card shows The Grand Hotels of the Mendola ... well, two of them, anyway ;)

It is easy to Google-up references to Passo delle Mendola a/k/a The Mendel Pass.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passo_della_Mendola ... 1363m ... ~10mi SW of Bolzano.

The card is manuscript-dated 19250531, postmarked TORRICELLA SABINA 19250602, and postmarked ROMA CENTRO 19250603.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torricella_in_Sabina ... Torricella Sabina is ~30mi NE of Rome, which puts it ~400mi S of The Mendel Pass ... so did they buy the card & travel with it & eventually mail it? or, was the card for sale all the way down by Rome?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 11/21/2018   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Senior Moment: forgot to post the cards. Seriously?



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Posted 11/26/2018   11:41 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
At first blush, the Carlton Hotel in Cannes (its cupolas are visible to the left of this card) appears unexceptional.



One can, for example, readily imagine a holidaying ikeyPikey murmuring sweet nothings to a wealthy blonde of a certain age in its lobby, before sauntering off to continue his successful run at the chemmy table.

The interest lies in the cupolas, which were supposedly modelled on the breasts of the famous Spanish-born courtesan, La Belle Otero, lover of many of the crowned heads of Europe.

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Posted 11/26/2018   12:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Look at her waist! Clearly, her kidneys had to go somewhere!

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (who does not know from chemmy, and does not mention a lady by hair color in a bar forum)
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Posted 11/26/2018   12:37 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The tyoe of figure idealised by your Mr Andrews.

Did you get my carte postale from France, by the way?
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Posted 11/26/2018   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I'm just awful about answering, but I've got a few ladies waiting for you.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 11/27/2018   8:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Introducing The Rifugio (Refuge), known in German as The Rittner Horn.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rittner-Horn-Haus ... 'our' Rittner-Horn-Haus in deWiki ... there are lots of tourism-related pages, too

Located in South Tyrol, Italy ... ~10 mi from Bolzano, as a very energetic crow might fly.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (who has actually been to Bolzano!)



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Posted 11/28/2018   02:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm really enjoying this topic, and it's made me think again about what I do when I go to a stamp fair! I've snagged a few of these holiday postcards in the past, my favourites have a pinhole or a cross marking the window of the room or the building that the writer is occupying.
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