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Postcard number: 043
Bought in: Athens, Greece
Sent to: Tamara in America
Written and sent: 6 June 2010

Front of postcard 043: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, Greece

Back of postcard 043: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, Greece

Text says:

6 June 2010, London UK

Dear Tamara,

This postcard shows one of the first places my husband and I visited during our honeymoon in 2006. We’d just arrived in Europe, and amongst the stray dogs and crowded streets of Athens, we came across the temple of Olympian Zeus. I’d studied classics at high school in New Zealand and had seen pictures of ancient ruins like this before, but pictures and stats on a page could never really do justice to the scale of these monuments. I could only look up and wonder if, had I seen the real things at the age of 17, my studies and subsequent career might have taken a different path…

Wishing you all the very best,
Tash

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#1: Santorini to Poland

Postcard number: 001
Bought in: Santorini, Greece
Sent to: Natalia in Poland
Written: 9 February 2010
Posted: 10 February 2010

Front of postcard 001: Santorini

Back of postcard 001: Santorini

Text says:

9 February 2010 London UK

Dear Natalia,

As this is the first postcard of the Postcardia project, I thought I’d pick one which I bought at the beginning of this extended honeymoon which I find myself living in.  My husband & I married on September 16, 2006 and left for Europe on the 21st.  Indeed, when I was going through the postcards tonight I also found a card from the restaurant in Oia where we celebrated our “two week anniversary”.  Santorini has spectactular sunsets, and every evening hundreds of tourists descend on Oia hoping for the perfect photo – as did we.  It’s strange to think back to those days from this point and consider how little we knew about the highs and lows, the disappointments and dreams which lay ahead, and yet how confident we were that we had a strong base to grow from – as we did.  I remember Santorini as a place of donkey rides, windmills, volcanic islands and thermal mud, watching the Aussie Rules Grand Final early in the morning, watching the sun set and realising that we were a long way from home.  The bowl here on my coffee table is make of Santorini sand.  I hope this postcard finds you well. 

Best wishes,
Tash

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