Postcards?... That's easy:
The Old Fashioned Way
In my past life, of ages twenties through thirties, I was a globe-trotting professional show business performer. I traveled around the world three times, I'm happy to admit... And I'd diligently stay in touch with friends and loved ones with..... you guessed it!... Postcards!
Postcards, postcards, postcards...
Thousands of them. Those souvenir ones with the postage stamps, and the glossy photos, and the personal messages scribbled on the back. From all the continents. And while sailing on each of the seven seas. I was a certifiable postcard
Today, I try to keep my typical blog posts suitably short, sweet, and personal like a postcard message used to be... There's wasn't ever a whole lot of room on a postcard, so I learned to be brief. My adult ADD was quenched by my brevity as well! And, as a true to type Cancerian, I've always enjoyed staying in touch with loved ones.
Now, to the Hell's Kitchen part of the blog title. For those who don't already know. Hell's Kitchen is a neighborhood region of New York City. Loosely, it covers West 36th Street to West 57th Street from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River on the island of Manhattan. That's where I reside in a 500 square foot studio apartment with my doggie. I love it here. In the center of everything.
If you want to know more about the 'hood, here are my favorite HK links:
Exploring Hell's Kitchen
Origins of Hell's Kitchen.
Reviewing History of Hell's Kitchen
Eating in Hell's Kitchen
Studying Culture and Architecture of Hell's Kitchen
Resisting Gentrification in Hell's Kitchen
Touring Hell's Kitchen
Gardening in Hell's Kitchen
Getting Postcards from Hell's Kitchen
Note: I'll keep coming back to this post to update this list as time goes on...
(Image from Explore NYC)
Today, Hell's Kitchen isn't nearly as rugged, ethnic, and rustic as it once was. I miss the old Hell's Kitchen. I really do. I'm really afraid the area is getting much too trendy and posh these days. But there's still enough down-to-earthiness that I feel comfortably at home here.
So, the fact is, I'd rather be sending my postcards from Hell's Kitchen than from any of the other places that I'd visited on the planet.
Countries I've Visited.
create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide
So, class, that explains the answer to the question: Why Postcards from Hell's Kitchen?
There will be a quiz on Monday!
You may be seated...