Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Le Clarion du Dimanche Matin

That's just a fancy way of saying "Playing Clarion on Sunday Morning". Everything sounds sexy in french. haha

As you may have noticed, I adore black-and-white, retro/vintage reprints with human subjects. They are THE BEST. And I am really extra grateful to the postcrossers who granted my wish (eherm, without getting any postcard from me in exchange. Don't judge me, I'm a struggling student and I email them long replies and countless thank-you's. har har, *defensive*)

So anyway, this post is to honor and thank fellow postcrosser Hannah for this lovely postcard. The photo was taken by Robert Doisneau, a french photographer in 1947. His photos are original and out-of-the-box and it was a time when people were only starting to learn how to be less stiff and more playful in front of the lens. He also started juxtaposing social ironies and sprinkling a little spontaneity to his photos. His subjects are mostly people in the streets of Paris (pr: Pa-ree! haha) (wiki)

I don't really know much about wind instruments-- I actually did not know it was called a 'clarion'-- it looks like a trumpet to me. I played a little flute when I was young (hey, anyone can blow). My interest for it lasted at most three weeks. pfft, typical me.

Anyway, happy PP Wednesday!

Aren't FINISH postcrossers the AWESOMEST?! I love them. The Germans are great too. <3


  1. B & W postcard seems to show lots of history in it.

  2. truly B & W postcard shows so much depth.. let me search for my B & W postcard and post it soon! :D

    hope you can drop by!

  3. Like you, I love b & w postcards (actually b&w photographs in general) I find them more dramatic and has more emotion into it.

    Visiting via PP!

  4. Nice postcard! I want to collect vintage postcards too. I think it depicts lots of history about it.

  5. Thanks for the comments PP-mates. :D lovely card eh? ^_^

  6. Wish to receive black and white postcards~looks vintage kasi^_^

    Thanks for dropping by!

  7. Hi Jill, this is a beautiful vintage card. I haven't included that type of card in my interest but i bet it would be fascinating to really get vintage cards.

    Thank you so much for the visit and the comment ^^


  8. cool card! vintage cards are just interesting and lovely.