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Postcards From California....Happy New Year my friends!

Virtual postcards from me here in California to wish you a happy 2012. Imagine these photos on card stock with a stamp and the writings in black ink. Of course your address is written on the right half of it. Imagine these postcards delivered to you by your local mailman/woman.....

Dear Everyone,

How fast time flies and yes, it’s the New Year. And so I wish you a good 2012…a year full of love and laughter….and of course, a year of nonstop clicking of the shutter button. And with that said, I’d like to thank you for not just the likes and comments ( although I have to say again that I’m truly grateful for those) but also for sharing your world to me….your neck of the woods…your neighborhoods….your meals….your hobbies….glimpses of people that make you laugh and live….your perspectives in shooting….your passions…your lomographs. I love taking photos and sharing them with you but what I’m most thankful for are the friendships I’ve formed in this community. Friendships that I will keep and I know will last…..

But as we toast the New Year, here are some postcards from 2011…..from me to you…..

Yes, you’re right this is not in California. This was during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. But this girl’s smile just melts my heart every time. And that umbrella. So here she is again….smiling at you, wishing for you to smile more this year….
It used to be a doughnut place but the new owners decided to sell bagels instead. From the city I live in…a transformed doughnut….Bellflower Bagels…..Happy New Year!
Eat a carrot. It’s healthy. I took this photo last summer at the Orange Farmer’s Market. They are pretty with their tips straight at me like dozens of arrows aiming at my heart….eh…..Just thought shooting them like this was somewhat interesting….so I did…..but I didn’t buy one…and I’m still struggling to eat my carrots. But you my friends, you should eat those carrots hehe….Have a healthy 2012!
Carlos the Barber. You might see more of him this coming year. His old school barbershop and such a nice man to let me take photos of him in action. Much obliged Carlos! And to you my friends, thank you for letting me take you on a glimpse of Carlos’ shop.

Happy New Year to you all! I wish you your heart’s desire or desires. And hope to see more of your photos this coming year. And again….thank you.


written by grazie


  1. b0rn2b1ush


    thanks for the posties! happy new year, grazie!

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  2. vici


    Bellflower Bagels!!!!!!! Grazie, thanks for all the wonderful postcards, and your encouragement throughout the year! You are an inspiration to us all! Love ya...

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  4. emperornorton


    You just have to rub it in that it is in the eighties here, don't you? ;)

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  5. dreadlockboy


    happy new year...:)

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  6. dakadev_pui


    Happy New Year my friends!

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  7. icuresick


    Happy new year Grazie! Also to our old and new Lomography friends!
    It was a great year for us! We won rumbles and cameras, posted hundreds of comments (especially you and @b0rn2b1ush ) and got handpicked and included in the Selected section!

    Shoot more! Hello 2012!

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  8. boobert


    Happy New Year @grazie!

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  9. littlekoala


    happy new year! thanks for this original greeting. I love your postcards! I wish you the best for tthe new year!

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  10. primula


    Happy New Year!

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  11. yochan


    Happy new year @grazie ^^

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  12. atria007


    happy new year love!!!! <3

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  13. antibiotyx


    manigong bagong taon! :)

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  14. feelux


    Happy New Year @grazie :)

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  15. ohpleasedontgo


    Happy new year grazie! lovely postcards! Hope to see much more of your pictures in 2012! :)

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  16. why-yu


    thank you for the greetings and wonderful creative wishes! happy NY!!!

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  17. volker-jp


    thanx so much for posting this nice set of postcards and sharing with us. looking forward to see lots of your pics throughout this year!

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