I bought this postcard from an older lady at a garage sale a few weekends ago for 50 cents.
She told me she's 74 years old now, and went to Washington D.C. with her dad when she was five, so I'm guessing this postcard is about 70 years old.
It's a beautiful postcard not just because of the scene, but because the paper itself is higher quality, almost fabric-like.
The description on the back reads:
These beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees which line Riverside Drive, Potomac Park, were a gift to the United States Government by the Municipality of Tokyo, when Mr. Yukio Ozaki was Mayor of the city. In the Spring of the year, these dainty trees in bloom are a most beautiful sight and might suggest to the traveler a scene in old Nippon itself.
Where the little stamp square is, also, it says "place one cent stamp here." I could only wish postcard stamps cost a penny now!
The lady had about a half dozen beautiful postcards. I'm not sure why I didn't buy them all! Oh well.
I've never been to Washington D.C. to see the cherry blossoms, but it's something I've wanted to do for a long time. I think the last time I was there was when I was in high school.
Considering I graduated eight years ago, I'm probably long overdue for a trip, especially since I only live a six-hour drive away.
What kinds of touristy events have you longed to visit or have visited?