A Postcard from Dan (http://airships.net) in Georgia. Dan is a kindred spirit who loves Ships, Airships Old Aircraft and postcards.
Thanks for the fantastic postcards, Dan. I’ve sent a couple more in reply.
The Boeing 314 aircraft operated between 1938 and 1946 for Pan Am and BOAC. She was nicknamed “The Super Clipper” by Pan Am.
This flying boat took off from and landed on water. She had an operational speed of about 300km/h as she carried 36 overnight, or 68 day passengers in luxury on trans-atlantic (New Yor / Southampton) and trans-pacific (San Francisco / Hong Kong) flights.
The seats could be converted into bunks for overnight accommodation. She also boasted a lounge and dining area, where meals cooked by chefs from four-star hotels were served.
An amazing aircraft, with levels of luxury and style that have not been seen since.
In 1907, someone who we only know as “L” visited Colwyn Bay in wales and sent a postcard of a grave to “Miss Banfield” in Herefordshire.
A couple of years later, “L” visited Colwyn Bay again, and sent another postcard to Miss Banfield. This time it was of a wooded roadway in country Wales.
A hundred years later, these postcards turned up at the markets in suburban Brisbane, and my mum, who knows I love postcards, bought them for me.
So we can now read these brief personal messages between these two people, both of whom are probably long dead.
This inspires me to keep sending postcards to the furthest reaches of the planet. Who knows, one or two of them might outlive me, and someone in a century might be wondering who “Neil” was and why he sent such wierd postcards!
By the way, if you want to read what “L wrote to Miss Banfield, just click on one of the images above. I managed to transcribe it.