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Postcard of the Week: Tuscany

View over Tuscany          I sent this postcard home to my mother in August 2011, during a weekend trip to Siena. I was coming to the end of my internship at Armani, and with that, the end of my Third Year Abroad. On the back of the postcard I wrote about the 400 steps of the tower in Siena, the view of the rolling hills just beyond the city walls, the medieval architecture of the buildings, and the upcoming Palio the following weekend… I was excited to only have 7 days left of the internship before my holiday to Sardinia with my mother, and I wrote about how much I was longing to see the sea. Part of the beauty of holding onto your postcards is that not only do you have a visual reminder of a certain place, but you also have a written record of what you were thinking at the time. Perfect for those who don’t keep a diary.


  1. Gorgeous postcard Virginia! We were in Sienna in the fall so you can imagine the beautiful tapestry of colors at that time of year – so pretty with the architecture. I really enjoy your clever postcard idea. I have a very fun one I sent James’ Mom from Spain with a flamenco dancer who has a real lace skirt. We put it on the Christmas tree each year! All the best, Terri


  2. I love the idea of a post-card as a diary for those who don’t keep one. I’m constantly writing my parents postcards from whatever city I’m in; I do like to think that they are a record of what’s going on in my life 🙂


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