Wow, Qi, you’ve got some unique pieces of mail! I live in Berlin right now and I’ve seen many shops selling cards with a piece of the wall. They’re super expensive though, which is why I’ve never bought them. You’ve got a piece of history!
My special postcard doesn’t come in a weird format or anything… It’s just something I’m very proud of and it’s one of my favourite pieces in my collection.
This card comes from Noril’sk, which is the world’s northernmost city that has more than 100,000 inhabitants! Such an extreme place – the temperature was -39 °C when the postcard was sent! I’ve always wanted to visit Noril’sk and I hope that, one day, I’ll be able to see this city for myself!
The back of the postcard is also covered in text… The sender’s handwriting is super small and super neat! She told me about her city, and we kept in touch afterwards. She sends me pictures of the nature surrounding Noril’sk and every time I’m just left speechless by the breathtaking nature that can be seen at those latitudes!