Monday, 20 February 2017

In praise of the postcard .... greetings from Napoli

Now despite what I often say the picture postcard is alive and continues to give great pleasure.

Of course we don’t send as many as we did in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The cost of postage is one factor along with that simple fact that where once there were numerous collections and deliveries in a day now we are down to just one.

Add the fact that for many the email, social media and the camera phone is a faster and almost instant way of announcing a holiday moment and it is all too easy to see why the postcard is second best.

So here in praise of that simple and old fashioned form of communication is one we received a few weeks ago.

Simone and Rosa had left Varese in the north to visit family in Naples and sent us this picture.

They were both born there and it is a city I have fond memories of, so for those reasons and just to celebrate the postcard here is Napoli.

Pictures; Napoli, circa 2014 from the collection of Andrew Simpson

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