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Friday, 5 February 2010

Delfina's greeting - a mystery

At 6am this morning it was dark, cold and snowing. In Carmine Superiore, every day is a big adventure...



Arrived recently from a collector in Rome : at first sight, evidence of a wonderful holiday in Cannobio, with, perhaps, an unforgettable visit to Carmine Superiore - in 1951.

The curious thing is that the card is addressed to a person staying at the Hotel Formentin (which still exists) in the spa town of Albano Terme (which also still exists, unsurprisingly), near Padua. Perhaps it is the addressee who is taking the holiday, and the writer who stayed at home. Could this card actually have been sent by a resident of Carmine? And could this resident still be around?

I'm off into the snow to find out...



12 comments:

chrysalis said...

Any hope of downloading this picture down into my computer, louise. I think its one of the best showing the position of Carmine above the lake.

Louise said...

Of course - I'll email it to you!

LindyLouMac said...

Oh how interesting Louise, I think old postcards provide a fascinating insight into social history of the period.
This one has obviously made you curious, do let us know what you find out.

LadyFi said...

Wonderful old postcard! Let us know if you come to the bottom of this mystery.

Vanessa. said...

Come on Sherlock - get yer deerstalker out!

Mrsblogalot said...

Mmmm interesting....

I love a good mystery!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

What a beautiful and classy blog, I'm glad I found it - now back to reading more of your posts :-)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Hi Louise, I am seriously honoured and chuffed that you consider my blog good enough to have joined. Thanks so much. Carole x

Shelle said...

What a beautiful postcard. I hope you solve your mystery.

Have a great weekend and happy SITS Saturday!

Shelley said...

What a beautiful place where you are living. Happy SITS sharefest Saturday. Thanks for stopping by.

xoxoKrysten said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy SITS sharefest. I hope you have a fantastic Saturday night!

Karin said...

Looking forward to hear what you find out! Love that photo of Carmine. Would make a stunning screensaver for me!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Delfina's greeting - a mystery

At 6am this morning it was dark, cold and snowing. In Carmine Superiore, every day is a big adventure...



Arrived recently from a collector in Rome : at first sight, evidence of a wonderful holiday in Cannobio, with, perhaps, an unforgettable visit to Carmine Superiore - in 1951.

The curious thing is that the card is addressed to a person staying at the Hotel Formentin (which still exists) in the spa town of Albano Terme (which also still exists, unsurprisingly), near Padua. Perhaps it is the addressee who is taking the holiday, and the writer who stayed at home. Could this card actually have been sent by a resident of Carmine? And could this resident still be around?

I'm off into the snow to find out...



12 comments:

chrysalis said...

Any hope of downloading this picture down into my computer, louise. I think its one of the best showing the position of Carmine above the lake.

Louise said...

Of course - I'll email it to you!

LindyLouMac said...

Oh how interesting Louise, I think old postcards provide a fascinating insight into social history of the period.
This one has obviously made you curious, do let us know what you find out.

LadyFi said...

Wonderful old postcard! Let us know if you come to the bottom of this mystery.

Vanessa. said...

Come on Sherlock - get yer deerstalker out!

Mrsblogalot said...

Mmmm interesting....

I love a good mystery!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

What a beautiful and classy blog, I'm glad I found it - now back to reading more of your posts :-)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Hi Louise, I am seriously honoured and chuffed that you consider my blog good enough to have joined. Thanks so much. Carole x

Shelle said...

What a beautiful postcard. I hope you solve your mystery.

Have a great weekend and happy SITS Saturday!

Shelley said...

What a beautiful place where you are living. Happy SITS sharefest Saturday. Thanks for stopping by.

xoxoKrysten said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy SITS sharefest. I hope you have a fantastic Saturday night!

Karin said...

Looking forward to hear what you find out! Love that photo of Carmine. Would make a stunning screensaver for me!