Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New York Stock Exchange

Wall Street certainly hasn't changed much in the past 100 years. Nostalgic for the good old days of the stock market crash of 1929? Well here are some views:

Monday, September 1, 2008

Don't Ride the Lego R2-D2

Not postcard related, but I had to post this image from the toy store in Ginza. Found a lot of bad translations last week, but this was the funniest.




"When you lean on a display and ride a load, please very stop it because it is danger."

Postcards (Hagaki) in Tokyo


Spent last week in Tokyo. I wanted to go to Jimbocho where I heard there are a lot of old book stores and antique shops, but I didn't have a chance to go to that area. There was just too much other stuff to see, and unfortunately this wasn't a postcard buying trip. I did find a few tourist shops selling modern postcards though:




Most of the modern cards I found were selling for around 80 Yen - around 75 cents. Lots of nice wood block prints, printed on nice paper. Much nicer than typical glossy, scenic cards found in the US (although there were plenty of views of Tokyo to be found as well).