A postcard a day, from a large collection of postcards received, sent to me by me, and/or collected over the last 30+ years.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
This is the water clock on Tala'a Kbira in the Fez Medina, after which Cafe Clock is named. No one seems to know how it works; all that is known is that it is/was a clock.
I found a map of the Medina, and Cafe Clock is marked with a "5". My friend Evelyn's "dar" ("house") is on Derb Bensalem, two "blocks" from Cafe Clock. Note location of the Bab Boujloud, shown in this post from a couple of days ago.
I've been sending and receiving postcards for over 30 years. When I travel, I send a postcard to myself, even if it's just a one day business trip. I badger my friends to send me postcards when they go on trips. I collected postcard ads from those free postcard dispensers, that used to be found near bathrooms and phone booths in public places around the world. I have a scrapbook of postcards, sent between 1902 and 1905 to my great grandfather from an aunt, who appears to have been traveling extensively around Europe. First post: July 5, 2009